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Father 'Abandoned' Girl, 3, In Melbourne Train Station
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-19-2007 | Sally Peck

Posted on 09/18/2007 6:47:38 PM PDT by blam

Father 'abandoned' girl, 3, in Melbourne train station

By Sally Peck and agencies
Last Updated: 2:34am BST 19/09/2007

Police in three countries are hunting for the parents of a three-year-old girl who was apparently abandoned by her father at a Melbourne railway station.

Xue Qianxun

Staff at the Southern Cross train station discovered Xue Qianxun, from New Zealand, crying and confused on Saturday.

Authorities said they have grave fears for the mother of the 3-year-old girl.

Australian police said they believe Xue Naiyin, a Chinese-language magazine publisher in New Zealand, flew to the US after dumping his daughter at the station.

CCTV footage shows the little girl being led by a man, believed to be Xue, through the station. Then, after bending down to say something to her, he then leaves the girl at the foot of an escalator which he ascends, wheeling a suitcase.

Airline records show Xue boarded a flight to Los Angeles about two hours later, police said.

The case has been front-page news in Australia and New Zealand as authorities attempted to identify the toddler, who was dubbed "Pumpkin" after the Pumpkin Patch brand of clothing she was wearing when she was found.

Authorities say Qianxun and her father left New Zealand's northern city of Auckland - where the family has lived since 2002, and where Xue, 54, is the director of the Chinese Times One Group - last Thursday and flew to Melbourne. It was not immediately clear how police identified the girl and her father.

New Zealand police have not been able to find the girl's mother, Anan Liu, 27, known as Annie, and are suspicious she may have come to harm because she has not contacted them about her daughter.

"We have grave concerns for her safety," Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Scott told reporters.

Qianxun has been placed in temporary foster care in Melbourne.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abandoned; father; girl; pumpkin

1 posted on 09/18/2007 6:47:50 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Well, she’s certainly better off without him. Hope the mother turns up okay, but that doesn’t sound too likely.


2 posted on 09/18/2007 6:51:59 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: blam

I’d adopt her in a heart beat...


3 posted on 09/18/2007 6:53:28 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: BlackVeil
‘Pumpkin’s’ father has another daughter who disappeared [Abandoned girl/NewZealand]
4 posted on 09/18/2007 6:53:46 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

What a beautiful little girl!! Thank God she was found before she fell into the tracks or someone awful found her!!! :*(

I hope they throw the book at the biological sperm donor who left her there!!! >:-(


5 posted on 09/18/2007 6:55:03 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom, Bible Thumper and Proud to be an American! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: blam

The older daughter showed up today. She’s in New Zealand too.


6 posted on 09/18/2007 7:05:55 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: blam
Oh my goodness! What a sweet little girl!

Now, catch her pathetic excuse for a father and feed him to the fire ants!

7 posted on 09/18/2007 7:06:07 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: Shermy
"The older daughter showed up today. She’s in New Zealand too."

Excellent news, thanks.

Still no mother?

8 posted on 09/18/2007 7:21:49 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Shermy

I just asked you a question on the other thread but now I see.


9 posted on 09/18/2007 7:28:33 PM PDT by tiki
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To: blam

Still no mom.

Last sighting last Tuesday.

There is a lot of strangeness in this matter.

It is reported that he has been to Los Angeles several times in the past.

Mother signed up for a online dating site. Posted her own pics, said she was single. I can’t see how word of it wasn’t passed onto hubby by some man eventually.

Father is a Tai Chi specialist and wrote an autobiography casting himself as some sort of half-god or the like.

He physically abused his wife and threatened her with a knife in the past.


10 posted on 09/18/2007 7:28:55 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: tiki
I posted this story yesterday:

New Zealand police search for Pumpkin's mother Annie Xue (father fled to USA)

A film student made a short documentary film a short time ago about the father and his grief about his missing daughter. Turns out she was "missing" at her own discretion.

11 posted on 09/18/2007 7:32:55 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: TASMANIANRED
I’d adopt her in a heart beat...

You're not the only one!

12 posted on 09/18/2007 7:38:53 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Yea me too. Just glad she was left where she would be found and not dumped on the side of the road.


13 posted on 09/18/2007 7:50:03 PM PDT by packrat35 (PIMP my Senate. They're all a bunch of whores anyway!)
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To: KosmicKitty

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/1318360/1358874


14 posted on 09/18/2007 7:53:09 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Fred Thompsonís solid, he does not waffle. Fred 2008!)
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To: blam

Send her to me. I’ll make sure she is raised in a loving home. Poor baby must be so scared. My heart is breaking for her.


15 posted on 09/18/2007 7:54:16 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Don't like my attitude? Then get one of your own!)
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To: blam

Asia is as Asia does, hayna? Ain’t saying others (Arabs?) aren’t often cruel, vicious, or insane, but the lead paint on toys, poisoned catfood, girl-killing sex-selective abortions, and personal experience all lead me to jump to a few conclusions.


16 posted on 09/18/2007 8:02:14 PM PDT by flowerplough (Not a sociopath, merely a delusional narcissist.)
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To: packrat35

The only good thing about this is the public place...


17 posted on 09/18/2007 8:10:39 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Don’t tell Woody Allen about her.


18 posted on 09/18/2007 8:25:29 PM PDT by BBell
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To: blam
A reminder of - osama the sequel, again?

May this one already be in the clutches of
Law Enforcement, tonight Lord! I would be most
happy should it be done by your will!

19 posted on 09/18/2007 8:31:53 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (God Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform, Our Heroes. And Vote For Mr. Duncan Hunter, America! TLHNWY)
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To: blam

Pumpkin's mother.

20 posted on 09/18/2007 8:47:58 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: TASMANIANRED

me too, she’s adorable, the poor little thing.


21 posted on 09/18/2007 9:09:29 PM PDT by tina07
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To: Shermy; rawhide
Body found in abandoned girl case
22 posted on 09/19/2007 1:20:17 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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