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World Exclusive: Changing face of missing girl
By Mike Parker in L.A.
25 April 2010 (Thanks to Mercedes for scan)
This is the little girl the whole world longs to see alive and well. The image is of Madeleine McCann, just eight days away from the third anniversary of her disappearance on a family holiday in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz.
It was created specially for the Daily Star Sunday by forensic computer age-progression expert Jovey Mae Hayes employing the same techniques she has used in kidnapping and missing persons cases for police across America.
Maddie's appearance will have changed significantly, according to Jovey Mae, since she vanished on May 3, 2007, just days before her fourth birthday.
For a start, she will be somewhere between four and seven inches taller than parents Kate and Gerry remember her. And Maddie's face will be longer than that of the cute, chubby-cheeked infant seen on millions of "Missing" posters.
"She has high cheekbones, just like her mother," said Jovey Mae, joint owner of ageprogression.org in Michigan.
"These will appear to be even more pronounced than at the time of her disappearance.
"Girls tend not to shed the last of their facial 'puppy fat' until well into their teens but her face will look noticeably longer, as well as her nose.
"Consequently, those lovely wide, angelic eyes we all remember from those sad posters will seem to be slightly smaller because, while the rest of the face grows, the eyes don't."
Despite numerous false leads and several possible sightings of Maddie since her disappearance, her distraught parents have never given up hope that one day she will be returned to their family home in Rothley, Leics.
Jovey Mae said: "I would urge people to focus strongly on Maddie's new facial features in the image, rather than her hair, which I have kept in the same longish style and the same colour."
Jovey Mae has also "re-dressed" Maddie. She said: "She would probably be wearing jeans most days and maybe lace-up deck or tennis shoes.
"It's almost a 'uniform' for many kids these days but nothing that would make her stand out in a crowd."[/size]
Source: mccannfiles http://www.mccannfiles.com/id232.html
On August 27, 2009, Jaycee Lee Dugard, 29, was recovered by Campus police at UC Berkeley, simply because her abductor had brought her out into the open after 18 years of confinement as his personal sex slave. What had NCMEC done in all that time to attempt to find her? They had put up her photo on their website.
Note that while there is an age-progressed photo (the public has yet to see her now) the description prompts us to search for a woman who is 4'6" tall and weighs 80 lbs. One would assume that with any age-progression, her predicted height and weight at age 29 would be factored in. The poster in one form or another had been up on NCMEC's website for 18 years, two and a half months. In all of that time, not one viable lead came in as a result. My highlighting
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