Maddie – Cops Want Personal Items September 13th
Posted by cotojo on September 13, 2007
It has been reported that the Policia Judiciaria in Portugal have now requested permission to seize Kate McCann’s diaries along with Gerry McCann’s laptop, along with letters and other personal items and the cuddle toy of Maddie’s that Kate carried everywhere.
Investigators believe that the diaries may hold vital clues as to what really happened on the night that Madeleine went missing, and that the pink cuddly toy could hold vital forensic clues. The judge heading the case, Judge Miguel dos Anjos Frias, is expected to make a decision today on the request which will then be passed to officers in the UK.
Investigators believe now that Maddie is dead and have requested that the judge uses emergency powers to issue a warrant to seize the items.
Portugese police have been liasing with Leicestershire Police in the UK who have the task of seizing the items and analysing them before handing them over to their Portugese counterparts.
The dossier compiled by investigators was handed over to two prosecutors who swiftly handed it over to the judge for a decision on what action is to be taken next, and whether there is sufficient evidence to charge either of the McCann’s or to recall them to Portugal for further questioning.
Money raised by the Help Find Madeleine campaign will NOT be used for any defence costs or legal bills. A number of unnamed wealthy supporters have rallied to provide the funds for the McCann’s legal costs.
Minute traces of blood found in the holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, which is widely reported as being that of Maddie, may have come from a cut on her knee as she tripped on boarding the flight to the Algarve, of which there is evidence captured on a video phone, or even from mosquito bites. Sources indicate that traces of blood found were minute, and that there are plausible explanations.
Blood, hair and fibres apparently found in the hire car could also have come from ‘secondary’ transfer from the clothing the family were wearing at the time.
Meanwhile, Ben Affleck has delayed plans to release his new film ‘Gone Baby Gone’ about a 4 year-old girl who goes missing from her bed, following the disappearance of Maddie.