When you think of the best things that have happened this year, you might think of the US release of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the rise of the tablet PC or maybe your favorite YouTube video, but if the latest big news story is true then they all fall into an insignificant bubble. Twitter has exploded because Madeleine McCann may have been found alive!
As things stand this is a rumor but she has been found in India and the child is pending a DNA test. You will find that usually the biggest stories start to trend on Twitter before they come on the news and that is the case with this one. We have scoured the news sites trying to find any information on this and as things stand its absolutely minimal.
One site that is recording the news is the DailyMail.co.uk, they say that the sighting was made in the northern city of Leh which is in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the furthest north of India and apparently an American man tried to take the girl from the couple who claim she is their own. They are French woman and a Belgian man whose passports have been copied by the Leh police and now the McCann’s and the rest of the world await the results of a DNA test.
For anyone who for some reason doesn’t know, the story of Maddie McCann dates back to May 2007 where she went missing in Praia da Luz in Portugal on a family holiday, since then her parents have launched a worldwide search for their beloved daughter which has been unsuccessful so far. We are with the McCann’s and the rest of the world when we say that we hope this is her. Their endless, rigorous searching won’t have been in vain.
Over on the mirror.co.uk they have some computer images of what Madeleine may look like aged 6 but there’s no way of telling really other than DNA results. She could look completely different to the above images. We cannot iterate enough just how big this is not only for the McCann’s but for the world in general, if they have finally found their daughter after all this time then there perhaps won’t be a success story as big as this for a long time!
How hopeful are you that this really could be Maddy McCann? Do you have your fingers crossed for her family? Let us know your thoughts on this whole situation in the comments section below.
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