Monday April 27, 2009
It's been 19 days since Victoria Stafford was abducted while walking home from school, and her mother, Tara McDonald, now believes a perfect stranger may be the key to bringing her daughter home alive and well.
McDonald says that while the media was camped out on her front lawn waiting for her daily update, a limousine driver walked through her yard and knocked on her back door. When she answered he said he had a wealthy boss who wanted to meet her.
So Tara, her boyfriend, brother, and best friend, got into the limo.
"I felt calm with him. I didn't feel nervous," she explained.
She then claims the limo took them to the Sheraton hotel near Pearson airport. She then says she went alone to a suite on a top floor and met a person who insisted they must remain anonymous.
The person said their own child was abducted and killed, and that they wanted to help.
"They just landed in Toronto, turned on the news and saw the story and wanted to do something," she adds.
That something is apparently money --- any sum Victoria's kidnapper's want.
Even though there has been no ransom demand, McDonald now hopes this offer of money will bring her little girl back home.
In the meantime, police are looking into the offer.