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Parents make plea for missing boy as police follow new clue

The Local · 26 Sep 2010, 10:17

Published: 26 Sep 2010 10:17 GMT+02:00

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Police officers have been sent to a new area north of Grefrath, North Rhine-Westphalia, where Mirco went missing. Up to 1,000 officers spent two weeks combing the countryside around the small town after he disappeared on September 3.

His bike was found, and later his shirt and trousers, leading detectives to fear he may have been the victim of a crime, and that the perpetrator comes from the area.

“Please give us back our child, or tell us where we can find Mirco,” said his mother Sandra on Saturday in a televised appeal with her husband Reinhard, broadcast on WDR television.

“I know that something bad has happened to Mirco, a mother feels that… I worry about whether he is cold, hungry or is in pain, or calling for me. If the worst has happened, we have to be able to say goodbye and somehow live on.”

Speaking specifically of a perpetrator for the first time, Willy Theveßen, spokesman for the police said, “We hope that the perpetrator is affected by this and gives us an anonymous sign of where we can find Mirco.”

Witnesses say they saw a dark coloured car at the spot where Mirco’s bike was found, while on Friday police took cameras and radar vans to the area and took pictures of all the vehicles driving past.

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“With much luck and coincidence perhaps the perpetrator was also photographed,” said another police spokesman.


The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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Your comments about this article

12:23 September 27, 2010 by moistvelvet
Terrible news, but wouldn't a pohotograph of the missing boy be more helpful? Having heard about this weeks ago I'm still none the wiser of how this young lad looks.
18:20 September 28, 2010 by NYsteve
I truly hope the authorities find this little boy....after having my niece kidnapped in CA...murdered in the desert.....and her body found a year later (her body found this past March)...I can understand the anguish the parents are going thru. Taking what moistvelvet said previously...hang this boy's picture EVERYWHERE....call EVERY television station...let EVERYONE in Germany know what the boy looks like...the faster this is done, they better chances of having a better outcome of this tragedy.

To Mirco's mother and father....may peace be with you!
11:20 September 29, 2010 by moistvelvet
Sorry to hear about that NYsteve, too often we take things for granted and quickly forget that bad things happen to other people, when they could easily happen to ourselves.

I often complain about the little things in life, such as tongue in cheek comments about the photographs used by The Local, but where as they were quick to change one I commented on the other day ("car drives off ferry") I would've thought they could update the photo on this article when it could have helped most;

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