Video Appeal Renews Maddy Search

Message accompanies interviews by Kate McCann
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2009 6:42 PM CST
A picture of missing toddler Madeleine McCann is held by her aunt Philomena McCann as she gives television interviews after visiting Parliament on May 16, 2007, in London.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A video designed to go viral is an appeal to the friends and associates of Madeleine McCann's kidnapper, saying, "It is never too late to do the right thing." The video, released tonight, includes images of what Maddy—who was 3 when she went missing in 2007—might look like now. "This is about hope, it’s about collective hope," the head of the British agency spearheading the effort tells the Times of London. "I believe this message will deliver answers for us."

"We know that there is someone out there who knows who is involved in her disappearance," says the narrator of the 1-minute, 36-second video. "They may be keeping this secret out of fear, misplaced loyalty or even love." To see the complete message, click the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre link at right.