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New Lead in Madeleine McCann Case: Suspect Conveniently Dead

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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 05:06 PM
Investigators in Portugal are investigating a man (who is also a convicted pedophile) in McCann's disapperance.

It wasn’t police, but the McCann’s own private investigators Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley who were the first to make a connection between the man described by witnesses and Raymond Hewlett, a former British soldier and convicted child molester who lived about 30 miles from where young Madeleine disappeared. Hewlett died in 2010 at the age of 64 from throat cancer, but when McCann’s investigators approached him before his death, they saw Hewlett told them he believed “gypsies” had taken the young girl. Now, thanks to a comprehensive review of the Portuguese investigation by British detectives, Hewlett is finally being investigated—albeit posthumously.

Hewlett lived 30 miles from the place where McCann disappeared. He had served three separate sentences for molesting young girls.

One couple--tourists who had run into Hewlett shortly before Madeliene's disappearance, were alarmed by Hewlett's claims that a gypsy couple had offered him money for his own daughter at a campground where they befriended him. They reported their conversatoin to police, who were already convinced it was the young girl's parents who were responsible for her disappearance.

So, their claims sat in a file.

There is also evidence in the Portuguese file that Hewlett told another man a similar story, claiming that gypsies were in the Algarve buying children “to order” for child traffickers in Morocco. Peter Verran told police that he met Hewlett on a Moroccan campsite during the summer of 2007, shortly after Madeleine disappeared, and the convicted pedophile told him that there was a booming business in blonde children. “He told me gypsies wanted to pay good money for his daughter,” Verran told The Mirror, a British newspaper. “And he’d met some who traded in children and sold them to pedophiles.”

Interesting developments. Scotland Yard has asked the first couple to come back in for an interview.

At least a dozen people reported Madeleine spottings in Morocco in 2007. Sadly, the inept Portuguese police never followed up on any of this.

Here's the part that really gets me:

On his deathbed in 2010, Hewlett allegedly told his son in a “letter of confession” that he had seen the young McCann at least twice after May 2007, but that he had nothing to do with her disappearance, implying that he had seen her on a child-trafficking circuit and got “so close” he could see the now-famous birthmark on Madeleine’s right eye. There is scant information on Hewlett in the actual criminal file, but he had made similar claims to friends before his death, according to several accounts from British newspapers.

Are the Portuguese police just a bunch of keystone cops from the cartoons?

Why are pedophelia cases so often dropped, swept under the rug and under-investigated?

The answers are obvious to me.

This next part is a real kicker:

Hewlett also reportedly told McCann’s investigators in the days before he died that he would only share the circumstances surrounding the sightings for a sizable cash payout. The McCanns refused to bow to the demands and Hewlett succumbed to his cancer before they could learn more about what he may or may not have known.

And this will really keep you up at night:

There is no evidence among the documents that Portuguese police ever questioned Hewlett about the young child’s disappearance, even though he was a known pedophile living near the scene of the young girl’s disappearance, and that he matched the description given by witnesses the night of the disappearance.

A dead pedophile now lies in his grave and no peace for her parents.

This is the first story that seems to bring things to light--

although I always felt it was a pedophile ring and not her parents.


edit on 28-11-2012 by MRuss because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 05:31 PM
Blame the dead peado,case closed.Its like jimmy saville,put it in all the papers and the still living peados carry on regarldlous.

posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 05:39 PM
The link in the OP causes a stack overflow on my pc, anyone else experience tthis problem,?

posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 05:49 PM
reply to post by VoidHawk

I'm on my android but it works fine for me mate.

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