Monday, 8 February 2010

Clarence Mitchell Angel of Death Gets New Job

I don't believe a word of it, it has to be a wind up, the Coffin to the rescue!

A TROUBLED son trying to get to the bottom of his mother's death is hoping a hospital report will provide answers almost one year on.

Jean Hanlon had lived in Crete since 2005 and was reported last seen at a cafe in the port of Heraklion on March 9, 2009. Her body was found in the sea there days later.

Son Michael Porter, 25, who lives in Mansfield, said he was convinced the death was suspicious because her friend received a text message saying "help" before Jean went missing.

He said it was out of character for his 53-year-old mother to be in the Cretan capital on a Monday evening.

Michael and his brothers, David and Robert, claimed they had struggled to get clear information from the Greek authorities about what they believe happened and on the investigations into Jean's death.

Michael has now been told he is being sent a hospital report, which he hopes will provide him with more information.

He said: "We didn't have the best support from the authorities over there at all: no information given, no advice on the next step – they basically just wanted us to take the body away.

"There's a lot of things that I haven't got the answer to – and I don't know if they [the authorities] have."

In a desperate bid for help Michael held a fund-raising concert in Mansfield in September to raise cash to hire a lawyer.

But even now, with a representative in Greece, he said he was none the wiser and increasingly frustrated.

Jean's three sons have now hired Kate and Gerry McCann's spokesman Clarence Mitchell to help raise the profile of the case.

Michael said: "From day one you're trying to find out [what happened]. Going out there, and the way we were treated was disgusting.

"We were so angry and gob-smacked, you didn't even think, This is about my mum.

"I felt like I was a private investigator, a lawyer. Nobody tells us anything."

He said the family grew up in Dumfries and that it had always been Jean's dream to travel; at the age of 40 she went on her first holiday – to Crete.

She divorced Michael's father about 20 years ago and after watching her children grow up had decided it was time to follow her dreams, her son said.

Jean began working with a tour company, the independently for different hotels and apartments. She came home for the winter months but had always looked forward to returning to her life and friends in Crete.

Michael said: "She had two circles of friends: she had all the Greeks and then the ex-pats and a lot of friends from Scotland."

Michael has started a Facebook group calling for more information on his mum's death and is urging people to sign up.

Visit Facebook and search for "Jean Hanlon". source