Kamar de los Reyes as Javier. Credits:ABC/Matt Petit/flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/disneyabc/16676704891/

Lifetime’s Abducted: The Jocelyn Shaker Story follows Caitlin and her husband, Javier’s search for her daughter, Jocelyn Shaker in Colombia. The movie depicts the family vacationing in a Bogota resort when Jocelyn goes missing. And Jocelyn’s stepfather is suspected as the kidnapper. Many ask if this gripping Lifetime movie is the retelling of a real story. Not exactly. but it does mirror the kidnapping of Madeleine McCann. Here we reveal the real incident in Jocelyn Shaker’s wiki.

Jocelyn Shaker’s Story

In Abducted: The Jocelyn Shaker Story, little Jocelyn Shaker was on a family vacation with her mother, Caitlin and her stepfather, Javier in Bogota. Javier is depicted as a wealthy Colombian businessman who was eager to adopt Jocelyn as his daughter.

While Caitlin and Javier were discussing a business investment with his business partner, Maria, Jocelyn was supposedly sleeping in their hotel room. When Caitlin went to check on her daughter, she discovered that Jocelyn was not in the room.

A frantic search for her in the hotel was unsuccessful, and drove home the chilling fact that Jocelyn was missing. Local police were called, and they, along with Caitlin, Javier, and some helpful locals tried to locate the missing child but to no avail.

Is Jocelyn Shaker a True Story

Is Jocelyn Shaker a true story? Technically, no! However, it had several parallels to the true story of Madeleine McCann who went missing during a family vacation in Portugal.

Then three-year-old Madeleine, her parents, and her siblings went from UK to Portugal on a vacation in 2007. She and her younger siblings were asleep in their hotel room while the parents went to dinner. Her parents were seen as primary suspects throughout the investigation.

The Lifetime version too seems inspired by McCann’s case which was one of the most heavily reported media stories in recent history. Abducted takes a little creative license with Caitlin going on a personal crusade to find her missing daughter as she struggled to work with people in a foreign country. McCann’s parents had also hired private investigators to find what happened to their daughter.

Colombian police arrested Javier and accused him of kidnapping the child as some blood was found on his cuff and the bed where Jocelyn slept. In McCann’s case, both parents were accused of covering up their daughter’s death.

Abducted: The Jocelyn Shaker Story Cast

The movie stars Kathleen Rose Perkins as Caitlin Shaker, Kamar de los Reyes as Javier, Marcela Mar as Maria, and Eileen Roca Torralvo as Susanna, a police officer with whom Caitlin teams up to find her daughter and clear her husband’s name.

The thriller is suspenseful and captures the beauty and colors of Colombia. Was Jocelyn Shaker found? Is Jocelyn Shaker alive? Where is Jocelyn Shaker now? The answers to all these tantalizing questions can be found by watching Abducted: The Jocelyn Shaker Story!