Monday, 6 October 2014

Rather Pointless

From the BBC

A 63-year-old woman who was accused of targeting internet abuse at the family of Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a hotel.

Brenda Leyland, from Burton Overy, Leicestershire, was accused of being one of the so-called "trolls" directing abusive messages at the McCanns.

Her body was found days after she was confronted outside her home by a Sky News reporter.

Madeleine McCann disappeared while on holiday In Portugal in 2007.

You can read and speculate all you like about what happened to Madeleine McCann. The bottom line is that nothing is going to happen until either she, or some evidence turns up or someone goes to the police that knows something.


L fairfax said...

Although I think it is unlikely that the parents killed her and 7 friends helped cover it. I find it hard to believe that anyone has friends that evil and that intelligent not to tell.

Mark Wadsworth said...

There are some interesting conspiracy theories on Maddie.

But what surprised me was that this woman committed suicide and was front page news and the Latvian who murdered a schoolgirl committed suicide and was page 7 news.

His crime outweighs the troll's crime but about seven zillion to one. Trolling's nothing to be proud of but you'd think the McCanns are used to it by now, being quasi-public figures.

Bayard said...

Mark, that's because the meeja don't like the internet.

The Stigler said...

L Fairfax,
It's unlikely that the parents would have murdered her and 7 friends helped cover it.

There's a number of competing theories. Everyone talks about abduction, but there's no DNA or forensic evidence for that. As the back door was open, she might have just walked out and who knows what happened next.