For the first time in 16 years, Madeleine McCann’s sister speaks up in a moving tribute.

One of those who gathered to light candles on the 16th anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s dramatic abduction was her younger sister.

Amelie McCann, who hasn’t been seen publicly since she was a toddler, appeared in Rothley, Leicestershire, England, with her parents, Kate and Gerry, and a large group of well-wishers. Sean, her identical twin, was not present.

It’s hard to imagine Madeleine vanished mysteriously from a vacation apartment in Portugal in 2007—16 years have passed since then. Madeleine’s parents have consistently argued that she was kidnapped after leaving her and her brothers alone to eat alone at a nearby eatery.