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The window blinds and the washing machine - 1st May

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The window blinds and the washing machine - 1st May

Post by Tony Bennett on 25.03.10 21:18


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Re: The window blinds and the washing machine - 1st May

Post by Get'emGonçalo on 25.03.10 22:00

Am going to post the whole article here just in case it gets whooshed from his blog:

THE BLIND REPAIR AT G5A




This is a repair docket issued to and returned from the maintenance man at the Mark Warner Ocean Club. The dockets signature shows it was returned to admin with the work completed. It was signed by the operative. The signature confirms that the repairman attended at apartment G5A of the Ocean Club, Waterside Gardens, on Tuesday 1st of May 2007. There the maintenance man instructed Kate McCann in the use of her automatic washing machine and he also effected a repair to one set of window blinds at the apartment.


The docket does not reveal which set of blinds he attended to. The pictures from the PJ taken on the night of the 3rd of May 2007, just 2 days later revealed that only one set of window blinds in the apartment had been moved and theuy were the blinds in the childrens bedroom. The apartment is on the ground floor and is on a corner, and it is also bounded by public access ways to nearly all three sides. Sensibly enough the McCanns had kept all the other blinds in the down position at the other windows in the apartment. The window blinds in the childrens bedroom were different, these the McCanns had used. They had used them and they had failed, hence the need for a repair.




On the night of the 3rd these blinds had been raised a small amount from the inside. The blinds had been raised from the inside just enough to get a hand underneath. They were the only blinds in the entire apartment that had been moved. This was apparent from the other PJ photos from that evening. The only other blinds used by the McCanns were the blinds to the patio doors at the rear of the apartment.



The blinds to the patio doors are not the ones being described in this repair docket as those are not 'window' blinds.


The blinds to the children's window can only have failed in one of two ways, either they could not be opened or they could not be closed. This repair was not required on arrival, the blinds we can assume were functionning perfectly well or the repair would have been requested sooner. The request came 3 days into the McCanns holiday this in turn suggests that the McCanns were opening and closing the bedroom blinds on a daily basis until on the 1st the mechanism failed.


This failure is most likely to have occured with the blind stuck in the down position, as the repair was carried out in the daytime. If the blinds had failed on the morning of the 1st the repair was requested and carried out that same day. This would be normal. The timing tell us that the blinds had become stuck as the McCanns had attempted to lift the blinds on the morning of the 1st to open them to allow daylight in.


On the night of the 3rd the shutter had been opened a few inches using the shutter lifting mechanism. There is no other way to lift the blinds once they are closed. The mechanism was not faulty, it was fully functional, the blinds having only recently been repaired and left in good working order. Having raised the blinds just a few inches to allow a small opening Kate McCann then found it necessary to put her hand though the window, which we were told was found open, and then under the blind.




Having done this she then leant from the inside of the room and gripped the blind from the bottom leaving her own fingerprints, those of both her index and middle finger in situ on the outside. Her thumb print was not visible on the outside which suggests that Kate McCann for some reason gripped the blinds only momentarily in this manner and then released them. The reality was soon to dawn the blinds could not be lifted in this manner.


It is not possible to lift the blinds in the manner in which Kate McCann attempted. The blinds can only be lifted with the use of the lift mechanism inside the room.


For an abductor to have gained access to the childrens bedroom, or used the window as a point of departure then the bedroom blinds would have to have been in the raised position. This is an unalterable and quite inescapable fact.


To any observer present on the night of the 3rd of May inside the McCann's apartment after the supposed abduction was said to have taken place, then an open window and an open set of window blinds was a minimum physical requirement for the events as the Mccanns described them as having occurred. Without this evidence the abduction was without a grounding in reality. Without this condition in place the McCanns abductor could not have effected the use of the window in any event.


The window to the children's bedroom had been opened from the inside. If we are to assume the supposed abductor gained access to the apartment by another means IE a door then the window could easily have been opened.


The blinds seem to have completely flummoxed the supposed abductor. The supposed abductor for some reason did not use the lift mechanism, which is located by the side of the window inside the room. It is known that the supposed abductor didn't do this as there was no unusal DNA detected here. Kate and Gerry McCann's DNA was expected and would have been found, as to when it was deposited there it is not possible to tell.


The blinds not being fully opened that night, after the supposed abduction, must been a puzzling sight to all that heard the McCanns tale and then looked at the condition of the blinds. Just how anyone is to believe that the abductor had managed to either enter or escape through closed window blinds is absurd.


The abductor even if he had been of the most polite manner and civility could not have used the window in any scanario let alone have exited and then closed the blinds behind him.


Equally the abductor could not have entered through the window as the blinds are not operable from the outside. The abductor could not have exited by this route as there is no forensic trace of him having done so and furthermore it is unlikely that the abductor could have closed the shutters after without leaving any evidence of having done so.


The McCanns were of course as much as anyone else enabled with a working pair of working eyes that night. They too must have been fully aware that this set of physical conditions restricted any abduction scenario, and not just a little bit - a whole lot. In fact this precondition made abduction as a solution to Madeleine's where abouts an impossibility under any scenario.




Kate McCann that night tried to lift the blinds and in doing so left her 2 most distinct fingerprints upon the exterior. She persisted with this hopeless manoeuvre despite having opened and closed the blinds using the only means possible on at least 4 or possibly 5 seperate previous occasions. In the full knowledge that the blinds required the lifting mechansim to function Kate McCann chose on this night alone to shun the repaired and working mechanism and opt instead to try to raise the blinds in this unorthodox manner.


Kate McCann's peculiar left handed attempts to lift a working blind that night in her childrens bedroom suggests only one set of ideas and those ideas unfortunately do nothing to explain the existence of a child abductor, a sexual predator or any other stranger as ever having been in or near the McCann's apartment that evening.




4th May 2007 at 1pm Kate McCann's 2 finger prints were removed from the exterior of the shutter of the children's bedroom at apartment G5A.

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Re: The window blinds and the washing machine - 1st May

Post by vaguely1 on 25.03.10 22:20

Kate McCann that night tried to lift the blinds and in doing so left her 2 most distinct fingerprints upon the exterior. She persisted with this hopeless manoeuvre despite having opened and closed the blinds using the only means possible on at least 4 or possibly 5 seperate previous occasions. In the full knowledge that the blinds required the lifting mechansim to function Kate McCann chose on this night alone to shun the repaired and working mechanism and opt instead to try to raise the blinds in this unorthodox manner.


Any idea what that means?

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Post by kangdang on 25.03.10 23:09

fantastic article, lots to ponder.

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Re: The window blinds and the washing machine - 1st May

Post by aiyoyo on 26.03.10 5:50

Her reasons to tamper with the shutter/blind so obvious.

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Re: The window blinds and the washing machine - 1st May

Post by vaguely1 on 26.03.10 8:42

Is there any reason why these prints weren't left when the blinds failed? ie. winding up blinds, blinds stop winding up, try lifting, call out repair man?

I don't understand why the prints are being dated to the night of the 3rd.

Anyone?

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Re: The window blinds and the washing machine - 1st May

Post by kangdang on 26.03.10 9:30

Vaguely,

Yes i fail to understand why they are dated the 3rd too.

My reasoning is that if the blinds failed, say on the morning of the 1st, it is reasonable to assume that KM might have place her hand under the shutter to force it open.

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Re: The window blinds and the washing machine - 1st May

Post by listener on 27.03.10 0:53

That, to me, could indeed explain why her prints were there, and the fact that only hers were found could be due to the fact that a window cleaner had recently done his work (I assume that ‘top dollar’ apartments would be well maintained, and the repairman would be touching the operating system, not necessarily the shutter itself (so none of his prints)), but I can’t understand why KM would phone home and say that the shutter was forced, the window was open, the curtains were moving in the breeze?
‘Forum myth’ ? – Anyone?
Was it not KM's mother who said that was what her daughter had origonally told her?

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Re: The window blinds and the washing machine - 1st May

Post by aiyoyo on 27.03.10 6:43

Maybe during repair work, generally, upon completion workers gave it a final clean over with some cleaning chemical liquid and in the process all previously existing prints were erased.

Thinking maybe Kate after realising that GM who allegedly was supposed to jemmied the shutters from the outside didnt do so because caught by surprised by JW, tried to do something about it from the inside. Hence when she made up the story about the jemmied windows, neither she (nor GM) knew that it couldnt possibly be done from the outside.

When they learnt later of this, they quickly invented a story about the door. Even that, none of them gave a consistent account. It just goes to show that they did realise that the v. crucial thing to make their abduction story believable is that they must factored in an entrance/exit point for abductor obvious reason.

Vaguely, I dont think the prints were particularly dated to any date.
The pertinent point about only KM's prints been found is surely that hte investigators knew there is no abduction or rather no one took Maddie through the window as the mccanns would like people to believe.

Anyhow the jemmied windows originated from KM and/or mccanns family members. It just goes to show if they were lying about that, then the flaws in their story started from the word GO.

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