reply to post by DrHammondStoat
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said he believed her disappearance was a stranger abduction, as he said there were 195 "investigative
opportunities". He said "evidence that she is alive stems from the forensic view of the timeline" that there was the opportunity for her to be taken.
Investigations show "there do appear to be gaps", he added.
This is an interesting statement from your linked article.
DCI Redwood refers to gaps in the "forensic timeline". By that I assume he means that the checks on the children were irregular enough that there was
time for an interloper to enter Ocean Club 5A and snatch Madeleine.
Does it also mean that there were intervals in which it might have been possible for her to have been removed from the apartment by someone who was
not a stranger
The police would appear to have discarded the sniffer dog testimony entirely. I discuss possible reasons for this in my thread Madeleine McCann:
. There is no need to go into it here, but it is clear that dog related information does not figure in current police thinking on
Johanna, the blogger from the Unterdenteppichgekehrt
(Sweptunderthecarpet) blog has the most thorough analysis of the movements of the Tapas 9
that I have read.
Read it here:
She believes that Madeleine died the day before it was announced and that the McCanns carried on a subterfuge, with some cooperation from others in
the party (except for one person), with the aim of concealing the death until Madeleine's body could be removed from the scene.
I assume the police have looked at this blog. If not, they should. They are the only ones with the ability to give Johanna's theory the careful
vetting it deserves.
Then there is the very inconvenient fact that a story appeared on the telegraph.co.uk
website at one minute after midnight on the night
Madeleine's disappearance was announced by Kate McCann.
Three year-old feared abducted in Portugal
By staff and agencies
12:01AM BST 04 May 2007
. . .
A three-year-old British girl has gone missing while on a family holiday in Portugal, the Foreign Office said today.
Portuguese police are investigating the disappearance from a holiday complex in Praia da Luz in the western Algarve.
A Foreign Office spokesman said that he understood the girl's parents had gone to have dinner once their children were asleep last night, but returned
to check on them only to find the girl had gone missing.
"They reported it straight away," he said, adding that consular assistance was being offered.
This story is very, very suspicious.
Let's leave aside the fact that the story must have been given to the Telegraph by a Foreign Office
spokesperson less than two hours after
Madeleine was announced
as having gone missing.
Let's leave aside the (to me at least) odd fact that the Foreign Office issued a statement at all
in this case. Surely the Portugese Policia
Judiciaria or Interpol ought to have been issuing statements.
The really odd thing about the statement issued by the Foreign Office is that there is no description of the missing child!!!
In this story the Foreign Office
, no less, tells the British public that a child had disappeared, that the parents had checked and found the
child missing and had reported it "straight away"
The timeline in which the child disappeared and was searched for, in which the parents then called for the police, waited for the police to arrive,
told their story to the police and ultimately became frustrated by the police and started to appeal for help on the telephone, even in the UK, in a
desperate attempt to locate their child, doesn't seem to be sufficient to allow for securing a press release from the Foreign Office
, even if
the press release in question omits the description of the missing child.
The time line is unbelievable. It is impossible.
We know when the story was filed by the Telegraph
. It is still there, online at the link.
It is one of the few certain points on the "forensic timeline". Everything that happened that night has to be placed on a timeline which allows for
the uploading of that story at the time indicated.
People in this forum are not stupid. They know that not just anybody can call up the Foreign Office
and have them rush out a press release.
This had to have been done by someone very high in the political establishment in Britain.
But that, significant as it is, is not the point.
The point is that the release of the story, when it was released, indicates that with a very high degree of certainty, someone knew of Madeleine's
situation long before it was announced at roughly 10:00 PM on the night of May 3, 2007.
Perhaps hours before it was announced, or even a day before it was announced.
There is no way around this.
The ball is in DCI Redwood's court. He has the power, if allowed to do his job, to trace the forensic timeline from The Telegraph newspaper back
through whomever persons were involved in placing that story, in the UK
, to the person who originally called from Portugal and thus determine
when that original call was made.
To my knowledge the police in the UK have never addressed this issue.
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