Madeleine McCann: Zephany Nurse, Yeremi Vargas and Blackpool peadophiles
Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child in the news.
The Daily Star has news on Page 11:
“Dad of Kidnapped Girls: Don’t Give Up Hope Over Maddie”
Morne and Celeste Nurse’s daughter was kidnapped from hospital in 1997 when she was three days old. The woman suspected of stealing the child is “understood” to have suffered a stillbirth before her crime. She is not thought to be a threat to society because she has been released on police bail.
The Nurses (now estranged) were reunited with Zephany when their other daughter noticed a girl at school with similar features to her own.
And so to ‘Maddie’. Mr Nurse says:
“I’m trying to get hold of ther mother [Kate McCann]. What we wanted to tell them is that, never give up.”
That message goes to the other parnets of missing children, such as the mother of Ben Needham, who vanished on 24 July 1991 at the age of 21 months from the Greek island of Kos.
But Madeleine McCann is the media’s benchmark of all missing children the world over. So. The headline is hers.
‘Our Maddie’ could be a planned comment to generate interest in the story because the South African Independent notes:
It’s a story the Nurses have sold to numerous media houses, not only in South Africa but as far as Britain and Germany.
The story appears on the Mirror’s Page 15: “17yrs kidnap joy is a hope for McCanns'”. We hjear from Celeste, who says:
“They have to believe and pray and have hope.”
But hope and prayer didn’t find Zephany. Their daughter did.
Zephany is now in a safe house.
In other news, on March 12 the Daily Record reported:
Spanish detectives fly to Scotland to quiz two paedophiles about boy missing for eight years
The two convicted sex offenders serving life in prison for a 1997 murder were in Spain at the time of Yeremi Vargas’ disappearance.
Eight weeks before Madeleine McCann vanished in Yeremi Vargas was playing outside his home in Gran Canaria. And then he disappeared.
His mother Ithaisa said:
“I came back from the shops with my mother and saw Jeremy playing alone, filling his yellow bucket with soil as he liked to do. I said ‘come in because we are having lunch soon’. But he stayed a little longer and when we went to call him in a minute later he had gone. When we realised he was gone we all went screaming in the streets, we rang doorbells of neighbours to see if he was there and more people came down to join in the search until there were 100 of us. We found his yellow bucket in the gutter behind the house. And since then… nothing.”
SPANISH police are travelling to Scotland to interview two killer paedophiles about a schoolboy who disappeared eight years ago.
William Lauchlan, 36, and his lover Charles O’Neill, 50, will be quizzed about Yeremi Vargas, who went missing in March 2007.
The convicted child sex offenders are serving life in prison for killing 39-year-old Allison McGarrigle in 1997 after she planned to report them for abusing a boy.
They were also interviewed by British detectives probing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, three, who vanished while in Portugal eight weeks after Yeremi, seven, vanished.
Such are the facts.