Madeleine McCann’s sister speaks out for the first time after 16 years of her disappearance. Read the article to know what she said after 16 years of disappearance. Follow us around for more insights. During a family vacation, for the first time, Madeleine McCann’s sister Amelie McCann has been vocalized out in public since the former disappeared 16 years ago. When the incident took place, Madeleine, was just three years old, and one day suddenly vanished when the family went on a vacation in Praia de Luz resort located in the Algarve region of Portugal on May 3, 2007, which was just nine days before the child’s fourth birthday.
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Amelie, who is now 18 years old, controlled her tears as she lit the candle in memory of her sister at a vigil in Rothley, Leicestershire, which is the hometown of McCann’s hometown, on Wednesday. The ceremony was attended by family and close friends. ‘It’s nice everyone is here together but it’s a sad occasion”, said Amelie at the vigil as reported by The Mirror, while pictures of her disappeared sister were put up on railings. Amelie was accompanied by her friend Georgina who supported her while she read messages for Madeleine which were handed down to her from well-wishers.
Later, she joined her parents Kate and Gerry McCann who chose to remain silent at the vigil. A close friend of Kate Fiona Payne, who had accompanied the McCann family during the fateful vacation in 2007, was also presented at the vigil. The priest who represented the local church at the vigil said that they are here this evening to show their loving concern for Madeleine and for all young children who have been taken away from their families against their will. Brian Kennedy, a 84-year-old, uncle of Kate McCann, also addressed the event. Kate and Gerry are very moved by the size of the group of people who turned up. After all these years people still assemble, some come every time and some are extremely grateful.
During the vacation in 2007, the parents of the toddler left the apartment they were staying in after their three children slept to visit a restaurant nearby, hoping to return and find McCann and her siblings sleeping just like always. However, when her mother came into the room around 10 pm local time, she was amazed to see the window and door of their bedroom was wide open and the toddler was nowhere to be seen. Last year, German rapist Christian Brueckner was officially declared as an official suspect in the case of McCann’s disappearance by European officials. However, the suspect has not been charged till now.
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