Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Association Estelle

On January 9th 2003, at around 18.00, Estelle Mouzin, a little girl aged 9, disappeared in Guermantes, in Seine-et-Marne, on her way home from school. Since that date there has been no news of her. The, "Association Estelle," was created to provide support to her parents and to enable her to find her family and her freedom.

Estelle's family refuses to accept the inevitable. They are determined to do everything they can, for as long as it takes, to find Estelle.

For more information, please visit the official web site of the Estelle Association.


There is also a great deal of information on the search for Estelle on the Enfants Kidnappés web site:


So many missing children. Little Estelle was just walking home from school, something that nine year-old children do every day during school terms, all over the world. Nine years of age is too grown-up to have mummy or daddy hold a hand on the way home; a nine year-old wants to walk home by herself. Those of us who have had children will know this.

I am trying to imagine what it must be like to wave goodbye in the morning as your child goes off to school, then to wait for her to come home when she should....and to wait...and wait....and wait...and the child does not come. I know that sense of relief when a child comes home, 20 minutes later than usual, saying she stopped at the shop, or she played a game with a friend. What must it be like when that relief does not come? When the child does not come home? I can only begin to imagine the fear and the terrible anxiety and my heart goes out to the family of Estelle Mouzin and all other families, who do not know what has happened to a child who has gone missing.

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