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(Sep 2007) Eddie and Keela found the scent of death on the clothes of one of the Tapas 7

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Post by Tony Bennett on 13.08.10 0:04

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Post by Judge Mental on 13.08.10 14:30

''Friends of the McCanns faced fresh allegations yesterday after it was claimed that sniffer dogs had found the "scent of death" on one of them.

The same police dog which reacted to Mrs McCann's clothes - first causing suspicion to fall on her - was alleged to have smelled "death" on one of the friends who had dinner with the couple the night Madeleine vanished.
Police sources briefed a Portuguese newspaper that two police dogs from South Yorkshire, trained to detect corpses, human remains and microscopic traces of blood, had reacted to some items of clothing.

Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell denied categorically that any such procedure had happened.
The newspaper did not reveal which of the friends' clothing was meant to have triggered the reaction. Police in South Yorkshire refused to comment.''


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483881/Madeleine-Sniffer-dogs-scent-death-McCanns-friends.html#ixzz0wUZC6xS6

So many questions being deliberately swept under the carpet because they cannot come up with any answers.
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Post by kangdang on 13.08.10 16:50

There was no mention of the cadaver dog alerting to any other clothes than those belonging to the McCann family in his report...unless I missed it of course (which I doubt).
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Post by Tony Bennett on 13.08.10 17:16

@kangdang wrote:There was no mention of the cadaver dog alerting to any other clothes than those belonging to the McCann family in his report...unless I missed it of course (which I doubt).
The report said this:

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Friends of the McCanns faced fresh allegations yesterday after it was claimed that sniffer dogs had found the "scent of death" on one of them [i.e the friends].


The same police dog which reacted to Mrs McCann's clothes - first causing suspicion to fall on her - was alleged to have smelled "death" on one of the friends who had dinner with the couple the night Madeleine vanished.

Police sources briefed a Portuguese newspaper that two police dogs from South Yorkshire, trained to detect corpses, human remains and microscopic traces of blood, had reacted to some items of clothing.

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There was a report I read in the Daily Telegraph the very same day, but was more specific in saying that police had visited an address in Devon. I wrote about it on the 'Anorak' Forum at the time.
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Post by Judge Mental on 13.08.10 17:47

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Post by kangdang on 13.08.10 18:08

There was a report I read in the Daily Telegraph the very same day, but was more specific in saying that police had visited an address in Devon. I wrote about it on the 'Anorak' Forum at the time.

Crikey, yes...I remember that now. Off for a look...
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Post by Tony Bennett on 13.08.10 18:12

@kangdang wrote:
There was a report I read in the Daily Telegraph the very same day, but was more specific in saying that police had visited an address in Devon. I wrote about it on the 'Anorak' Forum at the time.

Crikey, yes...I remember that now. Off for a look...
I tried to find it on the internet but couldn't. It was just a couple of short paragraphs. I thought it was very important at the time but didn't cut it out of the newspaper. There may be a reference to it on the Anorak archive.
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Post by kangdang on 13.08.10 18:41

Can't find anything other than the DM article.
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Eddie woz ere

Post by Tony Bennett on 13.08.10 18:52

@kangdang wrote:Can't find anything other than the DM article.
It was one of things that got out just before Clarence Mitchell stamped his feet on the 'Daily Mail' and no doubt all the other press shouting 'it's ludicrous and untrue'. He's actually quoted in the 'Mail' version of this.

The 'Telegraph' definitely had the reference to Devon. I freely confess I had a vision of Eddie rushing through the pad of O'Brien and Tanner, bounding up the stairs, heading straight for Tanner's wardrobe, and barking 'woof! woof' as if his life depended on it
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Post by kangdang on 13.08.10 18:58

I'll keep looking, i'm sure that it will have been refered to somewhere even if I can't track down the original.
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Post by MR.D on 13.08.10 21:59

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@kangdang wrote:Can't find anything other than the DM article.
It was one of things that got out just before Clarence Mitchell stamped his feet on the 'Daily Mail' and no doubt all the other press shouting 'it's ludicrous and untrue'. He's actually quoted in the 'Mail' version of this.

The 'Telegraph' definitely had the reference to Devon. I freely confess I had a vision of Eddie rushing through the pad of O'Brien and Tanner, bounding up the stairs, heading straight for Tanner's wardrobe, and barking 'woof! woof' as if his life depended on it

I recall the article. It did mention either Devon or Exeter.

The paper editions of popular newspapers are held in large public libraries ?
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Post by Tony Bennett on 13.08.10 22:22

@MR.D wrote:
@Tony Bennett wrote:
@kangdang wrote:Can't find anything other than the DM article.
It was one of things that got out just before Clarence Mitchell stamped his feet on the 'Daily Mail' and no doubt all the other press shouting 'it's ludicrous and untrue'. He's actually quoted in the 'Mail' version of this.

The 'Telegraph' definitely had the reference to Devon. I freely confess I had a vision of Eddie rushing through the pad of O'Brien and Tanner, bounding up the stairs, heading straight for Tanner's wardrobe, and barking 'woof! woof' as if his life depended on it

I recall the article. It did mention either Devon or Exeter.

The paper editions of popular newspapers are held in large public libraries ?
I'm not sure how many libraries keep back copies and then I think it's only for limited periods. I think some of the newspapers have an archive service of their own but it would probably cost a few bob to get them to check it. It should be the same date, give or take a day or two, as the 'Mail' article.
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Post by sharonl on 13.08.10 23:05

And here`s the reaction of the McCanns

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-482105/Madeleine-McCanns-consult-American-lawyers-cadaver-dog-evidence.html

but 5 months after that report we get this, strange how the UK media forget to include this bit

http://www.wisn.com/news/15339966/detail.html

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Post by kangdang on 13.08.10 23:25

Well, around 3 hours of searching and still no luck. I think I might be able to get access to archives for free online, I shall have a shifty over the course of the night. Tony, how certain are you that the article was in the Telegraph?
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Post by Get'emGonçalo on 14.08.10 10:38

I also have a vague memory of this but was it British police who went to Devon or was it the PJ?

www.anorak.co.uk/page/7%3Fs%3DRobert%2BMurat%26submit%3DGo+daily+telegraph+police+visit+tapas+9+in+devon&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:qyNY8_3i0D8J:www.anorak.co.uk/page/7%3Fs%3DRobert%2BMurat%26submit%3DGo+daily+telegraph+police+visit+tapas+9+in+devon&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk
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Post by aiyoyo on 15.08.10 17:04

IIRC an exeter search was discussed at the dyfunct 3as, but people put it down to either forum myth or papers making it up to sell papers.

Why didnt the PJ capitalise on this when they conduct the rog interview?
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Post by kangdang on 15.08.10 17:58

Well i'm stuffed, finding this article has me beaten. Sad
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Post by aiyoyo on 15.08.10 22:38

@kangdang wrote:Well i'm stuffed, finding this article has me beaten.

Put your feet up and have a cuppa.....

Not worth searching because it's probably sycophantic papers with their nonsense unchecked reporting.....because I cant see how the dogs can be led to anyone's home with special set of EU papers..or docs from HO. Just look at what the PJ had to go through just to serve the rog interview.

Also if it took place, the papers woud have killed for pictures of that operation cadaverine.
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Post by Cheshire Cat on 17.08.10 10:36

I would imagine that the dogs would have been able to visit the O'Brien household : the British Police were assisting the Portuguese Police. Yes there were many obstructions but we know there were some good guys in the British Police who were co-operating and furthering the investigation.

The presence of death scent on an item of clothing in Exeter flags up the role of Russ O'Brien. It appears that the Renault that was hired five weeks after the death of Madeleine was for the purpose of transporting the previously frozen cadaver. This ties in with the activity on June 10 2007 (see below): the presence of O'Brien at the disused barn near Luz. It seems reasonable to suggest, from the news reports at the time, that O'Brien was performing an embalming process on Madeleine's corpse. I recall at the time that other reports mentioned an empty bottle of chemicals also being found in the barn: chemicals that could have been used during embalming.

Interesting that there is a possible link to the Renault with the matching "fibres" found in the towel.

The bag of clothes and items found abandoned near Faro airport perhaps ties in with these events. We find congealed skin which suggests Madeleine's corpse was previously frozen. The jeans with sixty stains were perhaps used during the embalming process where fluids and chemicals would have materialised. Perhaps the bag was abandoned as O'Brien returned to Faro airport, the hire car later retrieved by a member of team McCann? The McCanns were even encouraged by the finding of this bag - in their warped minds it was evidence Maddie was abducted alive : despite the fact that she had been in the deep freeze! Perhaps O'Brien flew into the Algarve just to perform the embalming? But what would have happened to Madeleine's corpse after that? Perhaps O'Briens role in the Peninsula Medical school would have made him the most suitable candidate for carrying out any embalming or draining of chemicals from a corpse?

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id33.html

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It is revealed that Portuguese police are investigating a mobile phone call from Russell O'Brien to Gerry McCann that was made on 10 June 2007. A team of telephone surveillance officers highlighted the call as it is understood to have contained key words that aroused police suspicions.

Investigators are concentrating on the exact whereabouts of Dr O'Brien when the call was made. It is understood Gerry McCann told detectives the call was made within a 4km radius of Praia da Luz but technicians working on the mobile phone network have dismissed this after examining records. It is believed the call took place 28km from Praia da Luz.

It also emerged that each member of the Tapas Nine were placed under surveillance after British communications experts arrived in the resort at the end of May. Mobile phone records, which leave a trail even when switched off, are believed to have been checked against statements made by guests and staff at the Ocean Club complex.


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It is reported that Portuguese police are investigating a disused barn in the south-east of Praia da Luz following the discovery of a blood stained towel which police believe may turn out to be Madeleine's blood. Fibres on the towel allegedly match fibres from the Renault Scenic hire car the McCanns' hired 25 days after Madeleine's disappearance. It is understood Portuguese detectives discussed the breakthrough when they met British police and a Crown Prosecution Service official last week at a police station in Leicester. The fresh information is believed to have come from mobile phone surveillance police who tracked a signal to the remote and deserted barn. There they found a towel with an Aztec design, which revealed three sites of blood deposits on the edge of the towel. Tests showed there was 'moderate' support to suggest the blood deposits matched Madeleine's blood. The results were not conclusive and are not regarded as being strong enough to be presented as evidence in a court case. However, close analysis of the towel revealed fibres which were not made of the towel material. The fibre fragments were microscopically examined against fibres found in the boot of the McCanns' Renault Scenic hire car.
Portuguese police sources say there was 'strong support' that the fibres found on the towel matched fibres found from the boot of the car.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-491653/Bag-clothes-dumped-near-Portugal-airport-shows-DNA-links-Maddie.html

A bag of clothes containing DNA linked to Madeleine McCann has been discovered dumped by a road in Portugal. The white carrier bag was discovered in a layby two weeks ago near Faro airport, according to a report in the News of the World.Kate and Gerry McCann have since been informed of its contents. The bag is believed to contain a blue fleece jacket and a pair of adult jeans with traces of DNA which may have come from Maddie.New lead: The bag was dumped near Faro airport. The McCanns believe Madeleine is somewhere in Morocco. It was also said to contain a shower curtain. Other items recovered from the bag included a white flannel, a green elastic band, a light green child's T-shirt with a green flower on the front and a pink and blue pencil case with a pink heart motif.The DNA samples were not an exact match but were thought to show a "moderate" link to the missing four-year-old. A source said: "The bag could be crucial. The DNA isn't an exact match to Maddie's, but it does link. "It is the first clue found outside the apartment complex and could provide a trail.". The bag, which was found by a passer-by, was sent to a UK lab in Birmingham for forensic tests.A leaked report showed experts concluded the clothes contained bodily fluid and traces of hair that could have come from Maddie. The jeans contained more than 60 different stains. The report concluded: "The blue fleece and jeans were found to contain traces of congealed skin and hair. "They were found to contain DNA characteristics that could be attributed to Madeleine McCann." No traces of Maddie's DNA were found on any of the other items.
The fresh clues will give Kate and Gerry, both 39, renewed hope of finding their daughter alive six months after she disappeared. A friend of the McCanns said: "It potentially suggests that someone has taken her then disposed of the clothing. "They have done it near Faro which could imply they have gone in the direction of the airport. It backs up the idea she was abducted."
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Post by aiyoyo on 17.08.10 11:08

Wow!

I recall it being mentioned at 3as, but no one seems to be able to point to the article or find the article.

Surely even if conducted by UK police sssh operation, there is still a need to be armed with a search warrant. At the height of the investigation, surely papparazzi would be stalking around.....

There wasnt a wide coverage if there was a coverage at all; because if there was, it would have been a hot potato topic then.
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Post by Guest on 17.08.10 11:11

hi Cheshire Cat and welcome thumbsup I vaguely recall an article, it was a small column of the page and not given any prominence of course long gone now! It was discussed in depth on 3A's.
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60 Different Stains

Post by Cheshire Cat on 17.08.10 11:17

The Mccanns departed for Morocco on 10 June 2007 which ensured the focus of the story moved from Luz.


@Cheshire Cat wrote:I would imagine that the dogs would have been able to visit the O'Brien household : the British Police were assisting the Portuguese Police. Yes there were many obstructions but we know there were some good guys in the British Police who were co-operating and furthering the investigation.

The presence of death scent on an item of clothing in Exeter flags up the role of Russ O'Brien. It appears that the Renault that was hired five weeks after the death of Madeleine was for the purpose of transporting the previously frozen cadaver. This ties in with the activity on June 10 2007 (see below): the presence of O'Brien at the disused barn near Luz. It seems reasonable to suggest, from the news reports at the time, that O'Brien was performing an embalming process on Madeleine's corpse. I recall at the time that other reports mentioned an empty bottle of chemicals also being found in the barn: chemicals that could have been used during embalming.

Interesting that there is a possible link to the Renault with the matching "fibres" found in the towel.

The bag of clothes and items found abandoned near Faro airport perhaps ties in with these events. We find congealed skin which suggests Madeleine's corpse was previously frozen. The jeans with sixty stains were perhaps used during the embalming process where fluids and chemicals would have materialised. Perhaps the bag was abandoned as O'Brien returned to Faro airport, the hire car later retrieved by a member of team McCann? The McCanns were even encouraged by the finding of this bag - in their warped minds it was evidence Maddie was abducted alive : despite the fact that she had been in the deep freeze! Perhaps O'Brien flew into the Algarve just to perform the embalming? But what would have happened to Madeleine's corpse after that? Perhaps O'Briens role in the Peninsula Medical school would have made him the most suitable candidate for carrying out any embalming or draining of chemicals from a corpse?

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id33.html

Saturday 01 December 2007

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It is revealed that Portuguese police are investigating a mobile phone call from Russell O'Brien to Gerry McCann that was made on 10 June 2007. A team of telephone surveillance officers highlighted the call as it is understood to have contained key words that aroused police suspicions.

Investigators are concentrating on the exact whereabouts of Dr O'Brien when the call was made. It is understood Gerry McCann told detectives the call was made within a 4km radius of Praia da Luz but technicians working on the mobile phone network have dismissed this after examining records. It is believed the call took place 28km from Praia da Luz.

It also emerged that each member of the Tapas Nine were placed under surveillance after British communications experts arrived in the resort at the end of May. Mobile phone records, which leave a trail even when switched off, are believed to have been checked against statements made by guests and staff at the Ocean Club complex.


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It is reported that Portuguese police are investigating a disused barn in the south-east of Praia da Luz following the discovery of a blood stained towel which police believe may turn out to be Madeleine's blood. Fibres on the towel allegedly match fibres from the Renault Scenic hire car the McCanns' hired 25 days after Madeleine's disappearance. It is understood Portuguese detectives discussed the breakthrough when they met British police and a Crown Prosecution Service official last week at a police station in Leicester. The fresh information is believed to have come from mobile phone surveillance police who tracked a signal to the remote and deserted barn. There they found a towel with an Aztec design, which revealed three sites of blood deposits on the edge of the towel. Tests showed there was 'moderate' support to suggest the blood deposits matched Madeleine's blood. The results were not conclusive and are not regarded as being strong enough to be presented as evidence in a court case. However, close analysis of the towel revealed fibres which were not made of the towel material. The fibre fragments were microscopically examined against fibres found in the boot of the McCanns' Renault Scenic hire car.
Portuguese police sources say there was 'strong support' that the fibres found on the towel matched fibres found from the boot of the car.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-491653/Bag-clothes-dumped-near-Portugal-airport-shows-DNA-links-Maddie.html

A bag of clothes containing DNA linked to Madeleine McCann has been discovered dumped by a road in Portugal. The white carrier bag was discovered in a layby two weeks ago near Faro airport, according to a report in the News of the World.Kate and Gerry McCann have since been informed of its contents. The bag is believed to contain a blue fleece jacket and a pair of adult jeans with traces of DNA which may have come from Maddie.New lead: The bag was dumped near Faro airport. The McCanns believe Madeleine is somewhere in Morocco. It was also said to contain a shower curtain. Other items recovered from the bag included a white flannel, a green elastic band, a light green child's T-shirt with a green flower on the front and a pink and blue pencil case with a pink heart motif.The DNA samples were not an exact match but were thought to show a "moderate" link to the missing four-year-old. A source said: "The bag could be crucial. The DNA isn't an exact match to Maddie's, but it does link. "It is the first clue found outside the apartment complex and could provide a trail.". The bag, which was found by a passer-by, was sent to a UK lab in Birmingham for forensic tests.A leaked report showed experts concluded the clothes contained bodily fluid and traces of hair that could have come from Maddie. The jeans contained more than 60 different stains. The report concluded: "The blue fleece and jeans were found to contain traces of congealed skin and hair. "They were found to contain DNA characteristics that could be attributed to Madeleine McCann." No traces of Maddie's DNA were found on any of the other items.
The fresh clues will give Kate and Gerry, both 39, renewed hope of finding their daughter alive six months after she disappeared. A friend of the McCanns said: "It potentially suggests that someone has taken her then disposed of the clothing. "They have done it near Faro which could imply they have gone in the direction of the airport. It backs up the idea she was abducted."
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Sean, in particular has acquired a taste for sea-bass!

Post by Cheshire Cat on 17.08.10 15:41

The taste for Sea Bass was reported on Gerry's Blog on 8 June 2007.

Was this announcement timed to coincide with the move of the body that very weekend?
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Post by aiyoyo on 18.08.10 2:26

What! Comparing MBM cadaverine to fish?
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Post by Fossilfuel on 28.10.11 1:47

@Cheshire Cat wrote:The Mccanns departed for Morocco on 10 June 2007 which ensured the focus of the story moved from Luz.


@Cheshire Cat wrote:I would imagine that the dogs would have been able to visit the O'Brien household : the British Police were assisting the Portuguese Police. Yes there were many obstructions but we know there were some good guys in the British Police who were co-operating and furthering the investigation.

The presence of death scent on an item of clothing in Exeter flags up the role of Russ O'Brien. It appears that the Renault that was hired five weeks after the death of Madeleine was for the purpose of transporting the previously frozen cadaver. This ties in with the activity on June 10 2007 (see below): the presence of O'Brien at the disused barn near Luz. It seems reasonable to suggest, from the news reports at the time, that O'Brien was performing an embalming process on Madeleine's corpse. I recall at the time that other reports mentioned an empty bottle of chemicals also being found in the barn: chemicals that could have been used during embalming.

Interesting that there is a possible link to the Renault with the matching "fibres" found in the towel.

The bag of clothes and items found abandoned near Faro airport perhaps ties in with these events. We find congealed skin which suggests Madeleine's corpse was previously frozen. The jeans with sixty stains were perhaps used during the embalming process where fluids and chemicals would have materialised. Perhaps the bag was abandoned as O'Brien returned to Faro airport, the hire car later retrieved by a member of team McCann? The McCanns were even encouraged by the finding of this bag - in their warped minds it was evidence Maddie was abducted alive : despite the fact that she had been in the deep freeze! Perhaps O'Brien flew into the Algarve just to perform the embalming? But what would have happened to Madeleine's corpse after that? Perhaps O'Briens role in the Peninsula Medical school would have made him the most suitable candidate for carrying out any embalming or draining of chemicals from a corpse?

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id33.html

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It is revealed that Portuguese police are investigating a mobile phone call from Russell O'Brien to Gerry McCann that was made on 10 June 2007. A team of telephone surveillance officers highlighted the call as it is understood to have contained key words that aroused police suspicions.

Investigators are concentrating on the exact whereabouts of Dr O'Brien when the call was made. It is understood Gerry McCann told detectives the call was made within a 4km radius of Praia da Luz but technicians working on the mobile phone network have dismissed this after examining records. It is believed the call took place 28km from Praia da Luz.

It also emerged that each member of the Tapas Nine were placed under surveillance after British communications experts arrived in the resort at the end of May. Mobile phone records, which leave a trail even when switched off, are believed to have been checked against statements made by guests and staff at the Ocean Club complex.


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It is reported that Portuguese police are investigating a disused barn in the south-east of Praia da Luz following the discovery of a blood stained towel which police believe may turn out to be Madeleine's blood. Fibres on the towel allegedly match fibres from the Renault Scenic hire car the McCanns' hired 25 days after Madeleine's disappearance. It is understood Portuguese detectives discussed the breakthrough when they met British police and a Crown Prosecution Service official last week at a police station in Leicester. The fresh information is believed to have come from mobile phone surveillance police who tracked a signal to the remote and deserted barn. There they found a towel with an Aztec design, which revealed three sites of blood deposits on the edge of the towel. Tests showed there was 'moderate' support to suggest the blood deposits matched Madeleine's blood. The results were not conclusive and are not regarded as being strong enough to be presented as evidence in a court case. However, close analysis of the towel revealed fibres which were not made of the towel material. The fibre fragments were microscopically examined against fibres found in the boot of the McCanns' Renault Scenic hire car.
Portuguese police sources say there was 'strong support' that the fibres found on the towel matched fibres found from the boot of the car.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-491653/Bag-clothes-dumped-near-Portugal-airport-shows-DNA-links-Maddie.html

A bag of clothes containing DNA linked to Madeleine McCann has been discovered dumped by a road in Portugal. The white carrier bag was discovered in a layby two weeks ago near Faro airport, according to a report in the News of the World.Kate and Gerry McCann have since been informed of its contents. The bag is believed to contain a blue fleece jacket and a pair of adult jeans with traces of DNA which may have come from Maddie.New lead: The bag was dumped near Faro airport. The McCanns believe Madeleine is somewhere in Morocco. It was also said to contain a shower curtain. Other items recovered from the bag included a white flannel, a green elastic band, a light green child's T-shirt with a green flower on the front and a pink and blue pencil case with a pink heart motif.The DNA samples were not an exact match but were thought to show a "moderate" link to the missing four-year-old. A source said: "The bag could be crucial. The DNA isn't an exact match to Maddie's, but it does link. "It is the first clue found outside the apartment complex and could provide a trail.". The bag, which was found by a passer-by, was sent to a UK lab in Birmingham for forensic tests.A leaked report showed experts concluded the clothes contained bodily fluid and traces of hair that could have come from Maddie. The jeans contained more than 60 different stains. The report concluded: "The blue fleece and jeans were found to contain traces of congealed skin and hair. "They were found to contain DNA characteristics that could be attributed to Madeleine McCann." No traces of Maddie's DNA were found on any of the other items.
The fresh clues will give Kate and Gerry, both 39, renewed hope of finding their daughter alive six months after she disappeared. A friend of the McCanns said: "It potentially suggests that someone has taken her then disposed of the clothing. "They have done it near Faro which could imply they have gone in the direction of the airport. It backs up the idea she was abducted."
Does anyone know what became of the bag of clothes and the towel that supposedly had blood and fibres from the Renault on it?
I wonder if Madeleine possessed a T shirt as described, plus it would be interesting to know what the outcome of the jeans were.
This article has brought back memories of reading it at the time.
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