I just saw it on the news this morning. Apparently , a mom and dad from England were vacationing in Portugal with their young family. They decided to have dinner outside about 150 feet or yards (I can't remember which they said) and left their two infant twins and their 4 year old daughter Madeline sleeping in their hotel room. They kept checking on the kids every 30 minutes , but when they went back the last time to check, Madeline was gone and there were signs of a forced entry. There is a million dollar reward being offered and some of the money was put up by J K Rowling. Also, Beckham did a public television message pleading for any info and a safe return.
I feel terrible for this family, but like many others, there is a part of me that wonders why they left a four year old and two infants in a hotel room alone in the first place. They said they were checking on them every 30 minutes which makes me wonder just how long their dinner took. And infants can't get into too much trouble, but I'd be worried about a 4 year old being left alone for even five minutes as they can get ina lot of trouble. I just think it's so sad that they had to find out this was not a good idea in the worst way possible!