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#1 FeralAlpacaWarrior

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

I don't know how the Morcombes sit through this. They are so strong.

http://mobile.news.com.au/national/daniel-...2-1226529249109

#2 Mumsyto2

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:52 PM

I know, I can't even imagine placing myself in their position.
They are finally laying him to rest on Friday, hopefully that will be some consolation to them and bring a little peace.


#3 Mumma_G

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

Incredibly strong. I have no idea either. It breaks my heart.

But I ask why ... all this evidence has come out, alarm bells were ringing but why did not one of them act upon it. Why did someone not call the police at that point?

#4 Grobanite

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

Daniels father is coping a bit better that his mum. On the news she is always looking like she is ready to collapse crying and I don't blame her. I would be an absolute mess.

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But I ask why ... all this evidence has come out, alarm bells were ringing but why did not one of them act upon it. Why did someone not call the police at that point?


I was saying this to my Dh yesterday. Daniels dad was saying there is no point in what ifs? But surely it would be human nature to ask why and what if's?

I also couldn't live with myself if I was someone that witnessed it and didn't do something.

#5 Jenflea

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

That was horrible reading. All those people whop knew it looked strange and who did NOTHING at the time. I would HATE for that to happen to my daughter, knowing people said and did nothing.

#6 Feral-Lausii

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

I too wondered about all these witnesses noticing things and not one called police?

One day at the park I noticed a man who was acting very strangely, watching all the children and moving around and wearing clothes, hat and sunglasses that made it hard to identify. So I sat there watching him for quite a while and watched him approach two girls, start talking to them and gestured towards his car and something about Mcdonalds.(the girls were about 10 and 13) I got his rego, rang the police and followed his car to the local Mcdonalds where the police caught up with him. (the police were on the phone with me whilst following him to get his location).

I am not sure what happened, but he was taken away. A paddy wagon and undercover car also showed up.

Anyway, whenever I see something strange, I report it. Might be nothing, or it might be something that saves some childs life.

May Daniel rest in peace, and his parents find some peace in putting him to rest on Friday.

Edited by Lausii, 04 December 2012 - 01:05 PM.


#7 Lyra

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

I honestly think hindsight is a wonderful thing. Some of those people might have thought Daniel was the man's son and was just being painful. Perhaps the people in the backseat were being bogan tools? it's not until you have all the details that you start to put the clues together

I am so glad they have some closure now

#8 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

Lot's of people don't report things, just like lots of people stand back and watch someone being assaulted. It's what many people do sadly. The sheep mentality. It starts in school..

I think the Morcombes are amazing, they have channeled their grief into helping others so it doesn't happen to other kids and they have turned what was/is a horrific situation into something good. They have had their fair share of demons to battle along the road though. In such a situation for mental sanity, you can't have those questions of 'what if' hanging around because you can't change what has happened and holding onto anger will only destroy you.


#9 Mumma_G

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

I cant help but ask the what ifs. I just hope that people look at this case and report anything that doesnt seem right!  The Morcombe's are amazing people, never did they give up and throughout this incredibly difficult time they have opened all our eyes to child protection. Very few people could say they have have never heard of the Morcombe and their tragic loss. I just hope that finally laying their son to rest brings them some closure.

#10 FeralAlpacaWarrior

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

The funeral is on Friday? Finally they can say goodbye properly. I'm not religious but I'll say a little prayer for them.

#11 CallMeFeral

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

Reading that made me feel so sick sad.gif   cry1.gif


#12 Propaganda

Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

I think it would be very very difficult to sit through listening to that and not burst into tears and scream out to all the witnesses, asking them why they did nothing.

At the time though, I'm sure the witnesses had no real reason to believe anything bad was happening. A tiff between a father and a son seems to be the common explanation for what they saw, and that's not unusual or uncommon, so I understand why nobody acted upon it.

Perhaps the witness that makes the least amount of sense in regards to reporting, the one who was directly asked by Daniel for assistance and then provided with a name. I have no doubt that hearing that must have cut right through the Morcombes. That would be so hard to hear, knowing that if that man had reacted differently, the results may have been different for their son.

#13 MrsLexiK

Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE (Lyra @ 04/12/2012, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I honestly think hindsight is a wonderful thing. Some of those people might have thought Daniel was the man's son and was just being painful. Perhaps the people in the backseat were being bogan tools? it's not until you have all the details that you start to put the clues together

I am so glad they have some closure now


I have to agree. I also have to agree that they are truely amazing and all the work they have done over the years is wonderful.  I don't know if I could do that day in and day out.  Much like a wonderful member on EB here.

#14 MarigoldMadge

Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

Perhaps the witness that makes the least amount of sense in regards to reporting, the one who was directly asked by Daniel for assistance and then provided with a name. I have no doubt that hearing that must have cut right through the Morcombes. That would be so hard to hear, knowing that if that man had reacted differently, the results may have been different for their son.

This is the first I've heard of Daniel being alive that long after he was abducted - I must have assumed he was killed shortly after his abduction.. Is the theory that he was held for a number of years alive? That must be unbearable for his parents if that is the case.

#15 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

I cried reading that. So, so sad, that poor boy sad.gif I can't imagine how hard it must be for his parents. The way they have been in public, with such grace and strength is incredible.

I wish them nothing but the best and hope their broken hearts can in some way find peace.

#16 CallMeFeral

Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE (haras1972 @ 04/12/2012, 04:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is the first I've heard of Daniel being alive that long after he was abducted - I must have assumed he was killed shortly after his abduction.. Is the theory that he was held for a number of years alive? That must be unbearable for his parents if that is the case.


Oh crap I hadn't registered the date of that one...

That's so sickening...

I really struggle to believe the level of evil that exists in this world sometimes. TBH it's something that really gets in the way of any religious belief I might want to have.

Stuff like this just makes me so angry and so so so sad sad.gif

#17 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE (haras1972 @ 04/12/2012, 04:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is the first I've heard of Daniel being alive that long after he was abducted - I must have assumed he was killed shortly after his abduction.. Is the theory that he was held for a number of years alive? That must be unbearable for his parents if that is the case.



I think that story from this witness is iffy. Wasn't Daniels body found with the same shoes and clothes he went missing in??.

#18 BetteBoop

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

I had no idea that so many people saw a Daniel fighting for his life and looked the other way. Not to mention the man who was directly asked for help and brushed Daniel off.

People just don't want to get involved.



#19 Madeline's Mum

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

That was truly heartbreaking reading, I feel so awful for his parents. Reading that made me feel really sick, I hope I never witness anything like that and that if I do, I report it.

RIP Daniel. sad.gif

#20 FeralSingleMum

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

I just don't understand why that man did nothing after he got a name and Daniel asking for help. We all knew what he looked like and we all knew his name. It makes me sick and fearful for my children if the worst happens.



#21 EsmeLennox

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

The guy who saw him didn't know who he was did he until some weeks later and then reported it? Or did I read that wrong?

The Morcombes are amazing, I could barely read that, God knows how they do it.

#22 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

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Edited by *SnowFlower*, 20 February 2013 - 05:16 PM.


#23 soapy

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

I can't believe there was so many chances that he could have been saved. It's so frustrating and sad.

#24 aidensmum

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

I heard the Morcombes speak at a fundraiser for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation a few years ago. They do lots of wonderful work for children who have have been affected by crime or violence. Denise Morcombe did 90% of the talking. She is a very good public speaker. They are unbelievably strong.


#25 hawkara

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

Perhaps the bus passengers thought Daniel was the man's son/nephew etc. Perhaps they thought he was being a 'smart alec kid', like a lot of people would naturally assume of a boy that age. Perhaps they were reading a book or magazine or knitting like a lot of people on public transport do and weren't even paying attention.

And then there are the little things, like the person who testified the violence in the car but forgot their mobile phone that day.

All we know is that sadly, Hindsight is 20-20.

There is not much that the people on the bus could do if the driver went past him.





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