Madeleine and Trenton are fortunate to have friends or family able to offer tremendous support and resources. Each have websites dedicated to their safe return.
These are arguably two of the most publicized missing children stories in the past few months. They have generated some of the most comments on blogs, news articles and in the alleged abduction of Madeleine the largest reward. In the U.S. a reward of a few thousand dollars if at all is common. At one time, Trenton’s was $10,000 a paltry amount in comparison to the millions offered for the safe return of Madeleine.
Please take a moment to view some of the other Missing Children in the tab at the top of this site. Not all of them have received even a fraction of the coverage Trenton and Madeleine have yet they too leave behind grieving families. Most of them have no websites or daily updates.
Note: “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling contributes to the reward fund.
Billionaire Rowling’s offer was made to Britain’s News Of The World Sunday newspaper under the condition the amount was not revealed.
However the paper said it topped the $2.5 million offered by businessman Stephen Winyard.
The offer brings to $9 million the money pledged by British celebrities to help find the missing toddler.
“It is booming,” said Calum MacRae, director of Infohost, the Scottish IT company behind the site. “We didn’t expect this number of people.
“We had 10 million hits between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday–our server just gave up, but we resolved that within five minutes.”