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Chapter 9 – The science and the cunning

Francisco is working in the room that is dedicated to the Madeleine McCann case.

His chief, João Tavares, enters the room and asks whether there have been any results about the forensics tests from Britain. There has not been a word, and they both realize that the case will drag on for months. Tavares adds that it is better to wait for months for the results from England, because if the tests had been done in Portugal, there would be accusations of ruining the material, or even worse, of manipulation of the test results.

At the moment, all they have is a partially positive DNA match – meaning it could belong either to Madeleine or to her siblings, or to her mother…

They decide to drive into Luz one more time. On the way, they discuss the dismissal of Gonçalo Amaral from the case.

João Tavares notes that the police is starting to rely too much on lab test results, CSI-style, and that they risk forgetting what made the PJ one of the most respected police forces in the world: their cunning ways, the manner in which they manage to improvise, and trust their intuition. He says they have to take the best from both worlds – to use the advances of science that can help them, but that they should never be transformed into pure scientists. And that they should never give up their way of life, eating and drinking well, just because the ‘Brits’ think it is not appropriate.

Francisco noticed that his chief was upset about what had happened to Gonçalo Amaral, who had been targeted by the British media, with the sole purpose of getting him removed from the case.

It seemed like the Portuguese way of investigating had become old-fashioned, and that now they were supposed to adopt the British style. Francisco felt uncomfortable with the pressures that they had suffered lately, to adapt to the ways of the British. It was not that they were better or worse, it was that they were different. But as a young policeman, Francisco knew that it was better for him to open his ears and close his mouth, unlike his superior.

The last few months had been complicated. The case had slowed down, and the colleagues from Lisbon who had been called in as reinforcements had returned home. All the available leads had been explored with no results, and the British media mocked the Portuguese police, with insults and humiliation, but the Police itself never defended their men by adopting a strong stance.

The Public Ministry refused to take any chances, contrary to the style of the Police, who knew that calculated risk and boldness had to be used in the appropriate measures. The best moments of Portuguese history had been due to those who were not afraid of taking their chances.

Francisco had learned from his older colleagues that science and cunning can coexist within criminal investigation. He knew that not always the best decisions had been made. One of the most serious mistakes, to him, was that apartment 5A had not been immediately isolated.

Meanwhile, the child’s parents had returned home. Francisco saw two possible explanations for the fact: they either saw that their position within the process could become more serious soon, or they thought that they could defend themselves better from their home country.

Although Francisco tried not to read what the papers wrote about the case, the truth was that he had noticed the support movement that the Portuguese people had formed around that couple. Those people, he thought, must have felt somewhat betrayed by the McCanns leaving the country so suddenly.

Talking with his friends, Francisco had seen confirmation of his own thoughts: that the excess of advisors, the staged exits of the couple from their house, the walks on the beach, the soft toy in the mother’s hands, all that had maybe been done with the best of intentions. But it conveyed the notion that it was actually a marketing operation that had been promoted to whitewash any guilt of the parents in their daughter’s disappearance.

Francisco had yet to form a definite idea about what had really happened on the evening of May 3, in Praia da Luz. Time was not helping to clarify what had happened to the little girl.

Absorbed into his thoughts, Francisco had not noticed that his chief rambled on.

- … can you see that, Francisco? We will reach the end of this story and we will be seen as incompetents. And maybe there are guys who are right when they say we spent too much time going over the abduction theory, but what were we supposed to do? Was there a reason to suspect a group of doctors on holidays in the Algarve? With their children and everything? This sh*t is in a state where it is impossible that they are all telling the truth” Someone is lying! This is from the books, boy… If about a certain reality, there are different versions, then at least one of them is failing the truth… We have yet to find out which one, and whether it is being done on purpose, or simply because someone is mistaken.

Francisco knows that his chief is talking about the inconsistencies in the witness statements. They do not match – the actions, the timings, the times do not fit. Everything is wrong! It may not be realistic to ask someone to remember the exact times at which one has performed one’s actions, but one should surely be able to remember how often a certain action has been performed, especially when it is asked the very next day.

Can science clarify everything?

Francisco takes his chances and risks sharing with his chief that he thinks the police has spent too much time on a theory that had been imposed on them from the outside in, instead of relying on their own work. The abduction theory had been instituted from the beginning, and only when it had been explored a million times, until not the tiniest possibility remained, had the police allowed themselves to look at other hypotheses. The case should have been worked their way, no matter how many tv cameras and journalists surrounded them.

João Tavares has to agree. The investigation had only advanced when they had finally followed their own way of working. While they were searching for paedophile abductors, they had not advanced a single step. They had wasted precious time, looking for ghosts that lasted only two days, like the case of the sailor. The newspapers were running wild, covering the story of a mysterious sailor who had left the marina with the child in his boat, and the police had already searched the man’s boat over a week earlier, in Vila Real de Santo Antonio. There had also been those poor people who had stopped at a gas station with their niece. The media were all over the issue, while the actual persons had been interviewed several days earlier.

Abstaining from judging the parents of the missing child, Tavares can’t help but to state that, on the day that the police had stopped following the theory that had been imposed on them, all the clues pointed at the same group of persons. Advisors or no advisors. More Gordon Brown or less, the truth was that they had been directed.

Francisco proposes that they set science aside for a moment, then, and look once more at the scene, while he drives the car along the road that connects the house of Robert Murat to the Apartment 5A.
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