posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 08:08 PM
Deceased paedophile Raymond Hewlett has had a "deathbed" letter delivered to his estranged son Wayne, someone who has hated him for twenty years. In
it, Hewlett apologized for the trouble that his life of crime caused to his estranged wife and son. He also claims that he had nothing to do with the
disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
But he does say that a good friend of his, a gypsy, got drunk one night and told him that he and gypsy friends of his, kidnapped Madeleine to fill an
order for someone desiring a child. He says the crime had nothing to do with paedophilia and was part of an underground commerce in stolen
Wayne Hewlett, believes that the letter is genuine and very possibly true. Unfortunately, his revulsion for his father led him to burn the letter. It
only came to light after a friend of Wayne, unknown to him, went to the Sun newspaper.
Now, detectives working for the McCanns want to speak to Wayne.
Wayne, who had no contact with Hewlett for nearly 20 years, said his father's letter seemed "very genuine".
He added: "I don't know if this is what happened to Maddie or not, but it does make sense. I can't believe he'd go to those lengths to make up
some elaborate lie when he was so weak and ill."
This could be a very important break in this case, since police or detectives may be able to pursue leads among known friends of Hewlett, in
attempting to locate the gypsy who told him this story.
Of course the gypsy could have been spinning a tale, but Hewlett senior, who knew the gypsy well, believed him.
My intuition tells me that this might be an important development. Aside from the sniffer dogs and the Smith family there are precious few dependable
witnesses in this case.
It's a pity that Hewlett didn't name the gypsy.
But that would be ratting.
[edit on 1-9-2010 by ipsedixit]