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1. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 5 Dec '11 22:09

My God, just now I was watching the news and our old forum member, Wocca (Warren Rodwell) has been kidnapped from his home in the Philippines. Bloodstains have been discovered by the police.

More to come...

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 5 Dec '11 22:15

http://www.smh.com.au/world/aussie-kidnapped-for-ransom-in-philippines-20111206-1ofx7.html

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3536 posts) 5 Dec '11 23:01

James,
I read the article and this is certainly bad news for all those that knew Warren. Hopefully the kidnappers simply want money and will return 'Wocca' when a ransom is paid. All those that believe in the power of prayer should include Warren Rodwell in their daily prayers.

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 5 Dec '11 23:34

Mike,

Wocca certainly was a character. I was due to meet up with him in Sydney some years ago but I pulled out the day before. Lack of trust i guess. He rubbed people up the wrong way, and I think he may have been banned from this site.

Regardless of that, I agree with your sentiments. Let's hope and pray that he's ok.

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 6 Dec '11 02:54

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2011/s3384997.htm

6. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 6 Dec '11 06:00

James is correct, Warren was quite the character and his TP membership was inactivated several years ago due to his disruptive antics. Regardless, I hope for his sake and that of his family members, he is rescued/released safely.

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5579 posts) 6 Dec '11 13:29

Gosh, that is just terrible! Hoping for a safe return soon!! It would be great if you could keep us posted James. That kind of news doesn't make it to Norway :(

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 6 Dec '11 13:42

Just a bit more coverage here...
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9. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 6 Dec '11 14:04

Quoting Sam I Am

Gosh, that is just terrible! Hoping for a safe return soon!! It would be great if you could keep us posted James. That kind of news doesn't make it to Norway :(

I agree with Sam! We don't get this news either. I had my issues with Warren just as he had with me, but have never ever wished him harm in any way. It does goes to show how small the world can be at times. Again, may he be rescued/returned safely. James, please keep us posted as best you can. Thank you.

10. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5459 posts) 6 Dec '11 15:42

My goodness! Those reports do not sound good at all. Hope he's alright