Let's look at another example of the involvement of the British police in this case. It might provide an exciting glimpse of what we can expect from
Any suggestion that cadaver dog, Eddy, might not have detected the scent of death in the McCann's holiday apartment, Ocean Club 5A, would send a
severe jolt through the thread and cast a terrible shadow of doubt on the ethics and methodologies of both the Policia Judiciaria and their English
Would it rule out involvement of Kate and Gerry McCann in the disappearance of their daughter? No, but it would open the way to other possibilities.
If no scent of death was detected in the apartment it is highly likely that Madeleine didn't die in the apartment, and since she is
becomes possible to assert that she has been abducted.
Is there anything, anywhere, which might suggest the possibility either real
or in terms of "spin"
that the cadaver dog, Eddy, might not
have detected the scent of death in the apartment, or at the villa rented later by the McCanns?
Believe me, it really disturbs me to say it, but in the scrupulous interests of fairness, in my speculations I have to draw attention to what
to be an attempt to falsify one of cadaver dog Eddy's indications, by dog handler, Martin Grime.
My jaw dropped when I saw this because it is all on video.
I was browsing the web, looking for information about the sniffer dog indications and looking for the debunker point of view when I ran into a couple
of interesting blogs.
One is of particular interest. It calls into question the indication of the death scent on the "Cuddle Cat"
toy but doesn't seem to realize the
true import of what it is calling our attention to.
In the villa the McCanns rented after vacating the holiday apartment, clothes and the toy were canine-inspected. Both dogs tested the area to
check for scents before the inspections and there was none. On Eddie’s first encounter with Cuddle-cat, he sniffed it, picked it up and played with
it. But he didn’t bark (his official signal of a scent). Then the toy was hidden in a cupboard and Eddie barked. That was an error, but whether of
omission (not barking when he should have) or commission (barking when he shouldn’t have) we can only guess.
From Martin Grime’s rogatory interview, we perhaps get a glimpse of the view of Amaral’s successor, Paulo Rebelo, of the dogs’ performance in
Praia da Luz.
“Can you confirm if the signal given regarding the stuffed toy corresponds to a concrete alert of detection of a cadaver, or a mere trick played by
From Grime’s predictably indignant response, we learn something else startling:
"The dogs were not taught any ‘tricks’. The cadaver dog, Eddie, reacted to the toy, which at my request was retained by the Judicial Police for
future forensic analysis. I have no knowledge of the results of any forensic analysis on the toy."
Grime recommended that the toy be tested.
What the blogger of the above passage fails to report is that Eddy first alerted to the area of a counter top with dirty dishes on it. The cupboard
from which "Cuddle Cat" was eventually produced is beneath the counter.
The sequence of events is very important. Eddy first encounters "Cuddle Cat" and tips it out of a waste basket at 1:50
. He walks by "Cuddle
Cat" a couple of times but does not alert to it.
Eddy alerts to a kitchen cupboard, apparently to the dirty dishes on the counter top
. (Pork, Sea Bass cadaverine?)
This alert is not high-lighted or explored or elucidated in any way by Martin Grime.
Eddy leaves the kitchen area and the camera follows him.
He is eventually brought back to the counter top that he first alerted to and, at that point 5:45
Martin Grime opens the cupboard beneath the
counter and pulls out "Cuddle Cat", showing it to the camera.
completely obvious that "Cuddle Cat" has been moved from the room where Eddy first walked past it without alerting, into the kitchen
cupboard, where it is produced from beneath a counter top that Eddy did alert to.
Why would Martin Grime do this? This one sequence, video taped, appears to, unless I am truly mixed up, destroy the reliability of cadaver dog
indications in the case and to destroy Martin Grime's reputation.
Why? It is incomprehensible that this should happen. It could lead a jury to dismiss any evidence whatsoever, produced by the police. This video is
catastrophic for the police and for Martin Grime.
Whether there was scent on "Cuddle Cat" or not is completely immaterial to the case against the McCanns, as long as scent was legitimately found
, being filmed fabricating a cadaver dog alert, as appears
to be the case in this instance, just shatters police credibility
in this case.
Are the police to be relied upon in this case or, alternately, are we seeing the hand of some powerful influence the police cannot resist, working to
destroy the case against the McCanns?
Surely there are not two "Cuddle Cats".
What Martin Grime appears
to be doing is committing career suicide. Is he being forced to hold the gun to his head?
Of course the true explanation could be very simple. Martin Grime could be apparently, absent some legitimate explanation, simply trying to cover up a
indication by cadaver dog, Eddy.
Whatever the case, what has been done in this video certainly accomplishes one thing, the destruction of all the cadaver dog indications in the case,
at least from a defense attorney's perspective and most importantly, from the public's perspective.
This is, if I am correct in what I am seeing, another unreported scandal of the case of the missing Madeleine McCann.
The video in question is, Search of Vista Mar Villa, 02 August 2007
. It may be viewed at the following page.
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