Skip to comments.Father 'Abandoned' Girl, 3, In Melbourne Train Station
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.
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.
Well, she’s certainly better off without him. Hope the mother turns up okay, but that doesn’t sound too likely.
I’d adopt her in a heart beat...
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!!! >:-(
The older daughter showed up today. She’s in New Zealand too.
Now, catch her pathetic excuse for a father and feed him to the fire ants!
Excellent news, thanks.
Still no mother?
I just asked you a question on the other thread but now I see.
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.
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.
You're not the only one!
Yea me too. Just glad she was left where she would be found and not dumped on the side of the road.
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.
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.
The only good thing about this is the public place...
Don’t tell Woody Allen about her.
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!
me too, she’s adorable, the poor little thing.