Maddie Cops Start New Body Search September 12th
Posted by cotojo on September 12, 2007
Police investigating the disappearance of missing 4 year-old Madeleine McCann have started a series of new searches in and around Praia da Luz.
Areas they are particularly interested in the road outside the church where the parents went to pray, and a small beach at Burgau where they believe a sniffer dog picked up a scent.
It appears that the road outside of the church had been dug up prior to Maddie’s disappearance as the roads were being laid with new cobbles, and investigators believe her body may have been hidden in one of the trenches nearby before being moved to another location.
Investigators have applied for permission to carry out their digs at sites they believe to have been used and if refused they will use sniffer dogs and thermal imaging devices.
Chief Inspector Olegario Sousa has confirmed that they will be carrying out discreet searches.
It is now clear that they are searching for a body and not a missing child anymore.
Many theories have emerged since Kate and Gerry McCann were named as official suspects, but hard evidence seems to be very limited. It seems somewhat incredible that the investigators believe that the McCann’s moved their daughters ‘body’ some weeks after her disappearance, when they were under very close scrutiny by the police and hounded by the media.
One has to question that if this were the case, how did either of the parents manage to escape the attention of the police and media, then go and move their daughters body from one place to another?
Evidence would appear to be very limited, and since they were named as official suspects, the worlds media has also turned against them.
To make matters worse, the parents have also been informed that their twins, Amelie and Sean, could be taken into care or registered as ‘at risk’ by social services.
The dossier handed over to the prosecutor, Portugals District Attorney Jose Cunha de Magalhaes e Meneses, was quickly handed over to a judge within hours and a decision on whether to formally charge the McCann’s is expected within days.
If, as has been reported, the DNA is a 100% match, and there is as much of it as has been claimed, why weren’t the McCann’s charged and why were they allowed to leave the Algarve and return to the UK? There are many questions still to be answered.