A family abduction victim to end the vacation

After a week of vacation, I get home to find another family abduction victim. Madeline Samaan-Fay was abducted by her father on August 7, 2011. For some reason, even though she was believed to be in danger with her father, and there was both an abductor and vehicle description, an Amber Alert was not issued for five days. They were found dead in her father’s car on Sunday. Probably another murder-suicide.

When a child goes missing under unknown circumstances, the parents are often blamed and accused of doing something to the child.

When a child is kidnapped by a parent, most people seem to assume the child must be safe.

Does that contradiction bother anyone else?

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    Linda Williams said,

    August 15, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    I never thought of it exactly that way. What bothers me about the media coverage on the case is how the family of the murderer is saying it was the wife’s fault. Apparently there were many reasons for this woman to be concerned, that’s why she asked for supervised visits. There are too many missing people and each one matters to someone, somewhere.

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