Saturday, 17 March 2018

Madeleine McCann may have died before May 3, 2007

British researchers wrote to the Portuguese Public Prosecutor 
A group of researchers, mostly British but also some Portuguese, has for the past ten years been analysing the case of the reported disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The group, which consists mainly of ex-police officers, former criminal investigators and information analysts, also includes some specialists in digital photography, lawyers, solicitors, English-Portuguese translators, etc.

In June 2017, the group sent letters to Prime Minister Theresa May and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, criticising the way British police investigations had been carried out until then. However, the letters received only formal replies, saying that their content would be transmitted to the police officers responsible for the investigation.

On March 6th, the same group of investigators sent a detailed letter, including new and credible evidence, to the Attorney General of the Portuguese Republic, Dra. Joana Marques Vidal. The letter set out their analysis and their working hypothesis of what happened to Madeleine. These findings are considered "important" by one of the members of the group who spoke to us and, in his view, "could help Portuguese researchers find out what happened to Madeleine."

In short, their conclusions point to the fact that it is almost certain that the child died between the afternoon of Sunday 29th and Monday 30th April and that her body was hidden and a hoax abduction was acted out on the night of Thursday 3rd May. One of the aspects highlighted in the letter is the question of the so-called ‘Last Photo’ of Madeleine, reproduced above. It was released by the McCanns three weeks after her reported disappearance. It shows Gerry McCann, wearing sunglasses, with Maddie and Amélie by the pool of the Ocean Club. According to the McCanns, the photo was taken at lunchtime on May 3rd, when the child disappeared.

"At lunchtime on Thursday, May 3rd, the sky was overcast and the weather was cold (17 degrees Celsius). This has been proved through an examination of a broad set of meteorological data and photographs. By contrast, the weather on Sunday at lunchtime (April 29th) was sunny and quite hot (21 degrees Celsius). On Monday, a cold front brought cooler, overcast weather with some rain. This cloudier, cooler weather continued until Friday (May 4th)." Reference number 33 in their letter sent to the PGR shows why doubts arise as to whether the photo could have been taken on the Thursday. 
Curiously, Catriona Baker appears in 2006 as a friend on Facebook of Jon Corner's daughter, Amélie's godfather and close friend of the McCanns. Later, shortly after the McCanns returned to England, Miss Baker stayed at the McCanns’ home for several days.

These are some of the points that, from the outset, are highlighted in the extensive letter. However, a number of other aspects are also addressed, which will constitute, according to the conclusions, evidence that the claim of Madeleine being abducted was concocted – with the "creation" of suspects and a premeditated plan to blame Robert Murat for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

"Portugal Resident": "Attorney General receives 'new theory' in disappearance of Madeleine McCann"

A team of independent investigators working over the last decade has come up with what it believes may have happened to Madeleine McCann.
It is independent of the official story. It doesn’t work to the accepted timeline and it doesn’t involve gypsies, blundering burglars, or Eastern European child smugglers.
Says a member of the investigating group, the theory has been run past professionals from all walks of life, time and again.
The team are convinced that this now needs to be seriously considered by the investigative authorities.
They have communicated their findings to British prime minister Theresa May, and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, but the six-page letter laying what they believe to be “credible evidence” appears to have changed nothing (although it was purportedly forwarded to the Grange ‘investigation team’).
A new letter, translated into Portuguese - containing all the research, and the “detailed file of evidence” on which it has relied - has now been sent to the Portuguese Attorney General as well as newspaper and website journalists in this country.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Almost ten years after...

Soon, it will be 10 years after the day I drove my Honda CB 500 from Lisbon to Algarve and, in a couple of hours, arrived at Praia da Luz. There, I saw Gerry and Kate McCann, during a Press conference and took some pictures. One thing that made me curious was the elegant way they dressed – pink and blue shirts, a fashion style they would repeat many times in the following months.
My first impression, looking at Kate McCann (and I was very close, less than 2 meters...) was of a mother in deep suffering, missing a child that vanished just two weeks before. I wrote a comment about that in a online forum of a British newspaper (can't remember which one, but may be it was “The Sun”...) and I was almost lynched.

I went back home on May 25, 2007. Only after that I saw the amazing pictures of Gerry and Kate McCann getting out of the church, on Praia da Luz, smiling and laughing, as if they were celebrated something, and being greeted by a large supporting crowd – ONLY 9 DAYS after their little child disappeared. I compared their smiling faces that with the look of Filomena Teixeira, the mother of Rui Pedro, a 11 years old Portuguese child that disappeared on 1998 and I was shocked.

 Then, at the end of June 2007, I found a interview of Gerry McCann to the “Daily Express” (1), talking about a event he was planning, some kind of musical event, with the help of a few big stars. So, exactly one month after Madeleine McCann disappeared, her father was making long term plans and talking about the first anniversary (????) of her disappearance: “We want a big event to raise awareness that she is still missing (…) It wouldn’t be a one-year anniversary, it will be sooner than that.”
If there is a God, I hope justice could be made, one day...

(1) Don't waist your time looking for this interview on the “Daily Express” site. It was deleted long ago, but several blogs and forums have it.

Monday, 5 February 2018

We can categorically deny...

Gerry's Blog/Diary - Day 250 - 08/01/2008

We are one week in to the New Year and we can definitely say the holiday period is well and truly over. Some of the media coverage today has been at its worst since Kate and I were declared arguidos. We can categorically deny that we are considering a movie about Madeleine’s disappearance. This is simply untrue. We are approached by a huge number of media outlets regarding a myriad of projects, only a tiny proportion of which we agree to. Each proposal is considered on whether it is likely to have a positive effect, either directly or indirectly on the search for Madeleine.

As stated today by Clarence, there was a preliminary discussion between a production agency and a representative of Kate and I to discuss the possibility of a documentary about the issues we have faced since Madeleine was abducted. Clearly Europe is a long way behind the USA in terms of its response when a child goes missing. Kate and I have opened all of the Christmas cards and many mass cards which have been for Madeleine. We would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported us over the last eight months. We could not have got through this ordeal on our own and without doubt, Madeleine needs all our help

Who framed Kate MAcCann_

Between September 7 and 10, last year [2007], Kate McCann was fighting for her life, according to The News of the World, because Portuguese authorities were trying to frame her. "They want me to lie - I'm being framed”, Kate told the Sunday Mirror. The reason, she explained, was the fact that Polícia Judiciária was “running out of budget for this investigation and want it to end". Another reason, she said, was that Portuguese Police “don't want a murder in Portugal and all the publicity about them not having paedophile laws here, so they're blaming us."

The News of the World paid £125,000 to the fund supporting the searchfor Madeleine McCann as part of an apology for publishing Kate McCann's diaries – on condition that the terms of the deal remained secret.
The payment was made after the missing girl's parents expressed their outrage at the story, which Kate McCann said made her feel "mentally raped". All the parties involved in the negotiations over the payment, which was agreed in September 2008, were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement hiding the scale of the newspaper's culpability.

July 1st 2007: Gerry McCann preparing “events for the coming weeks”

Sunday, 4 February 2018

A short fight

Madeleine McCann's parents plan to stay in Portugal to prove their innocence after being named official suspects in the case, friends have toldthe BBC. Jon Corner, the McCann's twins godfacther, said Gerry and Kate McCann, both 39, were determined the search for their daughter would not be "derailed".
Mr Corner said the developments pointed to the "mindset of the Portuguese police. Clearly, they're not investigating or doing the detective work to find Madeleine," he said. "They're actually looking for a very quick, clean closure on the case, and that means turning their focus into the family."

Grieving parents of Madeleine McCann...

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Important child welfare associations

"Busy day- some very good phone calls with important child welfare organsations who we will be working closely with in the future (...) There has been a lot of media publicity over arrests in Spain tonight following information related to the investigation to find Madeleine. This appears to be a clear signal from European police forces that they are treating all information relating to Madeleines disappearance very seriously." - Gerry McCann, Day 56 - 28/06/2007 - Thursday