@PeterMac wrote:Or packing their overnight bags.@justme3 wrote:How strange! The McCann's are conspicuous by their absence. One would have thought that they would be putting out press releases at every opportunity, telling the World how fantastic the re-examination of the case is. If I were in their position, I would be saying, how relieved I was, not only that they are looking for Madeleine, but now Gerry and I have an opportunity to show the World that we had NOTHING to do with our daughter’s disappearance. But my guess is, they are out shopping for washing detergent to wash those extra undies they are using up.
So is Portugal preparing itself? and rolling out the red carpet awaiting Kate?
The «World» still searches for Madeleine. Even the PJ created a special unit that will review case, along with the Scotland Yard
by Patrícia Pires
Never before the disappearance of a child created such a huge media frenzy.Madeleine McCann disappeared on the 3rd of May, 2007 in Praia da Luz, Algarve.
From grieving parents to suspects, the McCann consciously or not, fueled the mystery and the media. One year later, the case was archived. Without arguidos, without conclusions, without answers and plenty of controversy between the British couple and the Portuguese authorities.
Maybe that is why, even today, the world waits for answers. Even the PJ has created a special unit that will review the case, along with Scotland Yard.
But if in real life no one knows what happened to Madeleine McCann, there is a place where she is very much alive: in the Internet. Sites, blogs, books, videos, documentaries.
The website created by Maddie's parents is still active. In «Find Madeleine», Gerry and Kate explain why they don't give up and call for new donations for the fund that ensures the search for their daughter. They show photos, videos and they sell products: wristbands, posters and even T-Shirts with Maddie's photo.
However, the truth is, the vast majority of the sites that found in the internet defend that the child has died in the apartment in Praia da Luz. And that the parents are responsible for what has happened.
There are sites extremely comprehensive in terms of the information that is provided. They even have all the investigation, disclosed by the Portuguese Public Ministry, translated into different languages. They gather news articles and actually do interviews.
And, it is curious to note, that in addition to sites in English and Portuguese, it is also very easy to find pages in other languages, such as these two: «Hasta que se sepa la Verdad» and «Unterdenteppichgekehrt».
What about books? Over 20 books on Madeleine McCann were written. One of the latest, was written by an American profiler, Pat Brown. The book went on sale in the form of an ebook on Amazon, but soon after, it ended up being removed after the legal representatives [Carter Ruck] of the McCanns deemed it as «defamatory».
As early as in 2009, the «Diário IOL» (now TVI24.pt) interviewed Tony Bennett, a British solicitor, in his 60's, now retired, who soon after the disappearance of Maddie initiated a struggle so Kate and Gerry would be accused of negligence. Later on he wrote a book titled «What Really Happened to Madeleine McCann? 60 Reasons which suggest that she was not abducted»
Still, the book that raised more controversy book was, without doubts, «Maddie - The Truth of the Lie» written by former Judiciary Police inspector, Gonçalo Amaral, who led the investigation into the disappearance of Maddie in the first months. Madeleine's parents were even able to forbid the sales of the book for a while.
On YouTube, a search with Madeleine McCann's name finds close to six thousand videos. Many created by anonymous, without any connection to the case, to the investigation or to the family.
And since the digital world is not limited in time and in space, after her disappearance, Madeleine «emerged» in social networks. Not only in the official facebook page created by parents, but as well in many others, of people who felt touched by the story. The same happened on twitter.
Sunday March 11,2012
By James Murray
DETECTIVES are using the latest computer technology to try to create a new image of a “prime suspect” who might have been involved in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
They are also working on a “computerised reconstruction” of the night she disappeared by putting thousands of pieces of information into the police Holmes computer.
The developments come at a significant time with the Policia Judiciaria in Portugal announcing it has a cold case team working on the investigation in Porto, north Portugal.
The Portuguese officers will work closely with the Scotland Yard detectives and will have “primacy” in the investigation.
The Sunday Express understands the Yard team have been examining all photofits, e-fits and drawings of people suspected of being involved in the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine from an apartment in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007. One of the best known drawings was based on a description given by a friend of Madeleine’s parents, Gerry and Kate. Jane Tanner claimed she saw a man carrying a child in his arms but did not get a good look at his face.
The Porto team is very experienced in these cases
PJ deputy chief Pedro do Carmo
Other images were created from witnesses who saw people acting suspiciously in the vicinity around the time of the crime.
Irishman Martin Smith and members of his family saw a man carrying a child in his arms at about 10pm, about 45 minutes after the Tanner sighting. However, he was not asked to help produce a photofit. The Met refuses to discuss the details but it is expected that officers will approach Mr Smith and his family for help. Yard experts are looking at ways of improving the images to end with one pristine likeness of the “suspect”.
Officers are using the Home Office Large Major Enquiry System for computer logging of all relevant information and have tailored it to help create what is described as a “computer reconstruction” of the key events of the night of May 3.
It is hoped that eventually there will be an almost minute by minute account, which will assist officers.
The Yard launched its review last year after Kate and Gerry McCann appealed directly to David Cameron. Officers have visited Portugal several times and are said to have a good relationship with their Portuguese counterparts.
PJ deputy chief Pedro do Carmo said: ‘‘The Porto team is very experienced in these cases.”
Kate and Gerry, of Rothley, Leicestershire, hope the review will lead to a full scale reopening of the case.
This whole shitload of pro-abduction craps from good old James Murray of Express!
He hasn't a clue since the MET was not telling him according to him, yet he regurgitates all this xenophobia crap exposing his ignorance.
After all these evolving specimens the mccanns came up with, we are now told (by no less than James Murray) that the Yard is going to come up with one "pristine" likeness - err...would that be likeness to Victoria Beckham,George Harrison, Murat, or likeness to Janey's Ostrich egg?