GM: From the minute we discovered she was gone, if you actually look at the actions, our own actions and those of the group are actually, response and
the speed of the response from all of us in the group and the Mark Warner representatives was excellent, the alarm and the call to the police went out
within 10 minutes
The call to the GNR, the first police force called, was received at 10:47. So Madeleine, if we go by Gerry's math, was discovered to be missing at
10:37. This is 37 minutes later than stated by Kate, if memory serves.
In any case, it seems odd that the police would have been called within ten minutes of discovering that Madeleine was not in her bed. I'm not saying
it didn't happen. It just seems a very quick resort to the police. It might be a first in world history in such circumstances.
But Gerry says that the search at the resort itself didn't start, properly until half an hour had passed.
and the Mark Warner resort manager, John Hill, had, ... missing child, protocol in place within, you know, half an hour and all of the staff, were
contacted... returned to the resort here and the, you know, the local search started, errr... so, you know, in terms of that it was done very, very
My guess is that the protocols that Gerry is referring to involved the RESORT notifying various places about the missing child, especially if
Kate was claiming "Madeleine was taken" right off the bat (as opposed to being simply missing). This might also explain why there was no
description...if the notification came from resort staff and not from the McCann's themselves.
I think that refers more to just organizing the staff for such a search. I think management did make calls to the police but only at the urging of one
of the McCann's friends.
In fact, I think the first call to the police might have been requested immediately, or nearly so, as Gerry says, but it actually took a while for the
call to be placed. I think that was done from the resort's offices. So the discovery time might well have been somewhat earlier than 10:37, but
personally I doubt that it was 10:00 PM as has been stated by Kate McCann, I believe.
This looseness of the timeline is an artificial looseness put in place with an ulterior motive, in the view of some theorists
. It is something
that the police, at least the PJ, would like to clear up with a reconstruction of the night's events.
The Foreign Office
press release was probably arranged by a political friend of the McCanns, not the McCanns themselves, hence the missing
description. This friend may have had another motive for it, not the recovery of Madeleine. The lack of a description of Madeleine suggests that,
The circumstances surrounding this press release are matters the police should clear up in my opinion
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