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Could the Pink Blanket Help to Re-open the case?

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Could the Pink Blanket Help to Re-open the case?

Post by ufercoffy on 19.02.11 20:11

Moderator of this forum, HiDeHo, posted this on MM forum but might be good here too.

http://missingmadeleine.forumotion.net/t13911-could-the-pink-blanket-help-to-re-open-the-case



The 'missing' pink blanket has often been referred to as a myth.

Apparently it is not only true, but, according to Paulo Sargento (maybe talking on behalf of Goncalo Amaral) it may be important enough to re-open the case!

I am finding more and more information suggesting the pink blanket is very important...

http://madeleinemccann.aimoo.com/Individual-Topics/Pink-Blanket-1-900433.html

Has anyone read 'A Mordaça Inglesa' - The English Gag?

Goncalo Amaral apparently refers to the pink blanket in the book. Is it possible for a quote on that portion?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/09/25/fury-at-new-madeleine-book-slur-115875-21698964/

In his second book, The English Gag, he suggests there is something significant about a pink blanket which he claims disappeared on the night the three-year-old vanished from the resort of Praia da Luz in 2007.

A source close to the McCanns said: "They just despair. This is the level of distortion and lies they've been up against."

The source refuted any suggestion that a blanket had disappeared. He said: "You could see it on the bed in the first photographs taken of the room. Amaral wasn't even there."




http://www.mccannfiles.com/id277.html
Gonçalo Amaral: Interview with Semanário Privado Semanário Privado (appears in paper edition)

We have been informed that psychologist Paulo Sargento, a regular commentator of the Maddie case on television, has sent the Republic's Attorney General a letter with information that may reopen the "Maddie case" process.

Although he declined to reveal the contents of this letter, he advanced that there is something "very important" concerning the cuddle cat (Maddie's soft toy, that Kate often carried with her during her media appearances), an object which, as has been made public, was positively signalled with cadaver odour by the sniffer dogs. Together with "Maddie's blanket", the pink soft toy may be a starting point to reopen the process "at a time when, apart from an attempt to silence Gonçalo Amaral, through an injunction against his book 'The Truth about the Lie', a shameful picture of an attack on the family of the former inspector, by the British media, is starting to emerge," the psychologist told Semanário Privado.

http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2009/07/maddies-blanket-missing-from-ocean-club.html




Could it have been used in a funerary ceremony at the Luz chapel? Gonçalo Amaral doesn't dismiss that as possibility.
The issue was brought to light, in an enigmatic approach, during the interview given by the McCann couple to Oprah Winfrey. What had happened to the blanket that Maddie used to be covered with – almost as if it was a protective and comforting safeguard – and that was photographed by the PJ, in the day of her disappearance from the Ocean Club apartment, on the bed of the English girl? Gerry and Kate gulped in silence and were unable to answer in a consistent manner to the mediatic TV show host.

Gonçalo Amaral, the former inspector who coordinated the investigations on the case, in declarations to the «SP» recalls to have seen the blanket in the Ocean Club apartment, on the evening of the 3rd of May, close to cuddle cat (the plush toy), that the child usually carried with her. The former inspector thought that it was odd that that blanket went missing in the immediate days that followed, when searches where made to locate the child. And he highlights, that incidentally, textile fibres (in connection with the cadaver odour scented by the British dogs) were detected in the Renault Scenic that the McCann Couple rented in the Algarve and which was used in a long and mysterious trip that they made to Spain.

As a result of the investigations that have been made by own account after he was removed from the case, Gonçalo Amaral does not dismiss the possibility that the said blanket was used as a funeral blanket in a secret funerary ceremony made in the church of Luz, sustaining that illation in depositions from sources that he believes to be credible, between them, the one of Father José Manuel Pacheco from the Luz chapel

(...)

in Semanário Privado, 1 July 2009 - Paper Edition Only




McCann Case: 'The British Priest Staged Everything'
1 July 2009
http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2009/07/british-priest-staged-everything.html
We went to Praia da Luz to speak with Father José Manuel – the priest of the local church – who accompanied all the sequence of events, lived after the disappearance of the English girl. Refuting all knowledge regarding the whereabouts of the blanket, the Father also denies the insinuations against his past.



Have you participated in all of the British community celebrations?-
In all.

And, specifically, you participated in religious acts for the girl Madeleine. Have you ever noticed in the existence of a pink blanket that belonged to the child?-
I participated, but I don’t know anything. The British priest, called by Madeleine parents, it was him who celebrated all the masses. In that context, the only thing that I could do for her was to pray. The other priest is the one who knows a lot – and he staged everything – it was him who made statements and who spoke to the PJ.



But, where could Maddie’s blanket be?
-It would be good to know, it’s possible that the other priest and the PJ know.


The PJ doesn’t know. Does that mean that they have ‘lost’ the evidence?-
I don’t know anything; I only know that, when everything was too ‘hot’, various stories were told, badly told and even more about me: that I was ‘exiled’ to the Vatican to speak with the Pope… Just because I missed 2 or three days, I was made an ‘exiled’.

Was it normal to hand out the church keys?-
It’s not me who decides. [silence]

There are some who have accused you of, when you where at the Gaia Seminary, having participated in act of harassment and sexual abuse.-
It’s all a lie; the media have nothing else to do. It is easy to attack the image of a priest. But, at this moment the defamers are being sued.

in Semanário Privado, 1 July 2009 - Paper Editon Only

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Re: Could the Pink Blanket Help to Re-open the case?

Post by HiDeHo on 20.02.11 1:34

Thanks uffercoffy!
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Re: Could the Pink Blanket Help to Re-open the case?

Post by Guest on 20.02.11 10:13

I kept this from MCF days when I asked;

What if inside the McCann's hire car (in August), forensics found traces of some kind of pink fibre. Perhaps the pink fibres had body fluids on it. Upon closer examination of these fibres, perhaps it was shown to contain wool and was likely to have come from a blanket? The PJ then searched all of their photo's taken on the night and they discovered that it could be a perfect match to Madeleine's pink blanket as seen on her bed. So the PJ approached the McCann's in August 2007 and asked to see the pink blanket to compare the fibres, but the McCann's claimed they no longer had the blanket?

This makes sense when you consider the following evidence:

Portuguese Forensic Institute Tests

d) Samples collected in the metallic grey Renault Scenic vehicle, number plate 59-Da-27, on August 6th, 2007, following the second examination carried out by a British specialist dog team (Delivery note no. 286C/2007-CR/L):

1B. Fibres and possible head hair from the back of the driver’s seat.
1C. Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom of the driver’s seat.
2C. Fibres and possible head hair from the back of the right front passenger’s seat.
2D. Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom of the right front passenger’s seat.
4B. Fibres and possible head hair from the back in the left area of the back seat.
4C. Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom in the left area of the back seat.
5B. Fibres and possible head hair from the back in the middle area of the back seat.
5C. Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom in the middle area of the back seat.
6B. Fibres and possible head hair from the back in the right area of the back seat.
6C. Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom in the right area of the back seat.
7B. Fibres and possible head hair from the back of the left seat in the vehicle luggage area.
7C. Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom in the left area of the back seat.
8B. Fibres and possible head hair from the back of the right seat in the vehicle luggage area.
8C. Fibres and possible head hair from the bottom of the right seat in the vehicle luggage area.

11. Fibres and possible head hair in the rear shelf/luggage cover.
13. Pattern sample of the fabric covering the vehicle seats.

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id259.html

Maddie's blanket missing from the Ocean Club
Semanário Privado (appears in paper editon only)

01 July 2009

Gonçalo Amaral, the former inspector who coordinated the investigations on the case, in declarations to "SP" recalls having seen the blanket in the Ocean Club apartment, on the evening of the 3rd of May, close to cuddle cat (the plush toy), that the child usually carried with her. The former inspector thought that it was odd that that blanket went missing in the immediate days that followed, when searches where made to locate the child. And he highlights, that incidentally, textile fibres (in connection with the cadaver odour scented by the British dogs)

were detected in the Renault Scenic that the McCann couple rented in the Algarve and which was used in a long and mysterious trip that they made to Spain.

Goncalo must have asked the McCann’s to produce the blanket to check to see if the fibres matched with what they had found? This must be why it is so important, because they can no longer have it?
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