The 16th Anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s Disappearance

The 16th Anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s Disappearance

…By Henry George for TDPel Media.

Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents of Madeleine McCann, have marked the 16th anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance by thanking well-wishers for their support and expressing that she is still very much missed.

In a short statement on the official Find Madeleine Campaign website, the McCanns said that it is hard to find the words to convey how they feel.

They also mentioned that the police investigation is ongoing, and they await a breakthrough.

The couple posted a poem called The Contradiction, written by Clare Pollard, which they said resonates strongly as they mark the anniversary.

Madeleine McCann’s Disappearance

Madeleine was just three years old when she disappeared from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on May 3, 2007.

The case has remained unsolved for 16 years despite extensive searches and investigations.


German Court Decision

The McCanns’ statement comes two weeks after a German court said it had decided not to hear a sex offences case against a man who is a suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine.

Prosecutors in the northern city of Braunschweig charged Christian Brueckner in several separate cases involving sexual offences allegedly committed in Portugal between 2000 and 2017.

However, the court decided not to hear the case because the region where it is located is not the last place where Bruckner lived in Germany.

Brueckner, who has reportedly denied any involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance, was identified as a murder suspect in the McCann case by Portuguese officials in June 2020.

Analysis and Commentary

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann is a case that has captured worldwide attention for over a decade.

Despite extensive searches and investigations, there has been no resolution to the case.


The McCanns have continued to maintain their hope of finding their daughter alive and well, and their persistence in keeping the search for Madeleine in the public eye has undoubtedly helped to keep the case alive.

The recent decision by the German court not to hear the case against Christian Brueckner is a setback for those hoping for a resolution to the case.

However, it is important to note that the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance is still ongoing.

The fact that Brueckner has been identified as a suspect in the case by Portuguese officials is significant and suggests that there is evidence linking him to Madeleine’s disappearance.

It is hoped that further progress can be made in the investigation, and that the truth about what happened to Madeleine will be uncovered.

The McCanns’ statement on the 16th anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance is a reminder of the ongoing pain and heartache that they and their family have endured for 16 years.

The poem they posted is a poignant reminder of the contradictions and complexities of grief, and the way in which it can bind people together across time and distance.

As the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance continues, it is important to remember that the search for the truth is ongoing, and that the hope of finding Madeleine alive and well is still alive.


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