Isn't it amazing? 2 weeks ago the media was absolutely full of stories (for stories they must be) of the progress that was being made in the search for Madeleine McCann's alleged abductor(s).
The Police (UK) were boasting about the number and quality of leads they had and the vast number of individuals who they wished to interview. Then came the revelation that their number one suspect, an ex employee of the Holiday Complex, had been killed in a "freak" accident some time ago. That would have been very convenient had the Police had sufficient proof to establish that he was, in fact, the abductor. It would have been "case closed" and lets get back to Blighty.
It seems that such was not the case and the "search" goes on for "them". We can never forget those words uttered by Kate McCann on that evening; "THEY have taken her!" Who? Did Kate or Gerry actually KNOW who THEY were? Had something been arranged that the others of the Tapas group were unaware? Was the cry the opening line of some pre-arranged enactment? As things stand we will never know, but certainly amongst those following the events as they unfold, many still have very strong suspicions about what happened; and they are prepared to vociferously discuss and voice their feelings and ideas.
We do not think there have been many occasions in past years where the public have been so interested about an event, and have put themselves so solidly on one side or other of the theorists. There must be an end somewhere, but it would seem from the activity so far, that the end is far from being just round the corner.
p.s. Be prepared for the publicity machine being fired up just around the lead up to Christmas!