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    http://dn.sapo.pt/2007/06/17/socieda...destruida.html

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=1 post #8

    n Diario de Noticias:

    http://tinyurl.com/22lreg

    On the night Madeleine McCann was abducted, on May 3, over 20 persons may have entered the appartment where she spent her holidays with her parents, at the Ocean Club, in Praia da Luz, "destroying evidence and decisive, fundamental clues" for Policia Judiciaria (PJ) to identify who kidnapped the girl.

    This situation was admitted yesterday to Diario de Noticias by the PJ's spokesman, Olegario Sousa, according to whom "the presence of so many persons, especially in the bedroom where the child slept with her siblings, could, at least, have complicated the Scientific Police's work and, in the utmost, have destroyed evidence. It may even have been fatal for the investigation."

    As DN could find out, right after Gerard and Kate McCann detected the disappearance of Madeleine, around 9.30 pm, over 20 persons entered the room, between friends and family who were there on vacation with the couple and their children, and also many tourists and resort employees, who, out of natural worry and anxiety, searched everywhere for the british child, rummaging beds, cupboards and other furniture, opening and closing doors and windows.

    Although the appartment was immediately sealed that night by the authorities, this situation ended up eliminating possible traces of the passage of the person who took the british girl from the appartment.

    On the other hand, a large part of the forensic tests that were done in the appartment where the McCanns were staying, in the villa where the mother of Robert Murat (the only arguido in this case for suspicion of kidnapping) lives, which is 200 m from the spot, and in their vehicles, and in other locations, have not yet reached the hands of the investigation's coordinators, contrary to what was said by a national daily newspaper yesterday, said Olegario Sousa to DN yesterday.


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    http://dn.sapo.pt/2007/05/28/socieda...jador_bri.html

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    Link of the latest from Mariajose

    http://tinyurl.com/2qnsjw

    Briefly and the best I can as its been translated:

    One of the computers taken from Robert Murat's house has references to an English citizen, the owner of a yacht in the marina of Lagos. The theory they are following is that Madeleine was led to the boat in the marina of lagos, this is being seen as the most reasonable lead by the PJ. The abductor could then have gone to another country, one named is morocco and this is strengthened by a sighting of a girl with a man at the marina on the same night. The English man is supposed to have had the boat for a number of years and lives on it, but also travels to other countries. When the owner of a boat wishes to leave the marina they only have to give the time they want to leave and how many people are leaving, nobody goes on the boat to check the identity of the occupants. The recent description of a man that police are looking to speak to is then given. I'm not quite sure of the next part (something about Interpol) but it then goes on to say that with nothing concrete the PJ continue to see Marraquexe, in Morocco as being the strongest lead, this is fuelled by a sighting of a girl in a petrol station asking for her mum.


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    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...dCanal=9&p=200

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    Main News in CM today: http://tinyurl.com/yqm9au

    phone calls made on may 3rd between 8 and 9pm in Praia da Luz are being thoroughly investigated. English experts are helping with this.
    RM's and SM's phones were tracked but aparently nothing important was discovered. SM was not in the area at the alleged time of the abduction.

    The PJ has investigated the boats that went through the algarve ports and marinas at the time of the abduction. They even came up with a list of possible suspects and contacted severel sailors. Special attention was given to the Marina of Lagos, closest to Praia da Luz. All boats that left the marina in the days after the abduction were tracked and investigated. Nothing suspicious was discovered. PJ also talked to sailors that spend months in the area, but no one saw anything suspicious.
    The Lagos Marina is constantly surveilled by a security company. No boats can sail during the night, as the access is closed.


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    http://www.correiomanha.pt/noticia.a...select=21&idCa

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=1 post #14

    The word is that Gerry did leave the Tapas at 9pm and returned to the bar at approx 9:10. The abductor, it is said, waited outside by the back window where he could hear what was going on inside the room. When all clear he walked around the corner of the bldg and entered the front door. There was no blanket taken from the apt., so he brought his own. He exited through the French doors, and did take her between 9:10 when they saw the father leave and 9:30 when the friend saw part of Madelines pink Pj's sticking out from underneath a blanket, the package held uncomfortably, or not perfectly set in the abductors arms. The abductor walked down a path, striding quick but not running steps that led to a walkway that went between the 2 swimming pools, and the scent of Madeleine has been found in one of the units/apts in this same Ocean resort from where she was taken, which is very close to the parents home of SM, {Milakov ?}, the Russian computer man who RM telephoned 30 min after Madeleine was abducted.


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    http://www.correiomanha.pt/noticia.a...dCanal=9&p=200

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    In CM today http://tinyurl.com/2ftdng

    The PJ should start to make new questionings during this week, at a time when the lab tests are due in at any time, acording to inside source.
    Dozens of phonecalls continue to flood police lines with people giving clues about the wanted man. Unfortunately none has proven to be useful so far.
    Three english police officers that volunteered to help PJ continue to do so.
    It was revealed that the english police also helped in the first days searches, and even sent equipment that could track human heat, which was used in the searches.
    Chief Olegário said: "We still haven't found any indication or traces that the child has had a tragic ending" stating that they remain very optimistic to the investigation having a happy ending.
    The PJ is still waiting for answers from the morocan police about the gas station sighting. It is up to the morocan police to decide on the importance of the case.


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    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=1 post #14

    Here is something in the jornal de noticias, here's the translated page:

    http://tinyurl.com/3djnsc

    "E while the McCann if found in Rome, in the beach of the Light, Lakes, the Judiciary Policy continued the inquiries. Some inspectores had been seen next to the house of Sergey Malinka, the young Russian who is witness in this case and to who two computers had been apprehended.

    Jose Lages, 85 years, deferred payment in the apartment to the side of Malinka and say that the Policy beat to it to the door for return of the 13 hours. “They had asked to my woman as if it called and later they had asked for the telephone number. Of followed, they had been to the other apartments of the building to the one of the side”, counted.

    The inspectores had been still in the commercial center of the Light, located next to the church. The PJ does not speak on the inquiry and sends clarifications for an eventual conference of the press that will be able will occur today.
    "
    (original page at http://tinyurl.com/2nnobf)

    Total disclaimer as to the translation of the translation


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    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...Canal=10&p=200

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=2 post #17

    Brief translation from CM

    A new track on the disappearance of Madeleine McCan is to be taken in account by the British specialists of communications, after having intercepted telecoms in Arab with references to a blond girl. It then goes on to say that this came from 'The people newspaper and the british police refuse to comment "sending for the Portuguese authorities, that lead the inquiries"


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    http://www.portugaldiario.iol.pt/not...590&div_id=291

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=2 post #16

    "The investigators know that Robert Murat, the only one arguido of the process, and the Russian informático Sergei Malinka, witness, had spoken between itself in the night of the disappearance of the English girl"


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    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...Canal=10&p=200

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=2 post #17

    in CM today:

    the video surveillance footage of the morocco gas station where a little girl like Madeleine was seen by Marie Olli are expected to arrive at Portugal today, sent by the Moroccan Police.


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    Translation - Info on El Mundo - tracking of suspect to Algarve

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=2 post #17

    http://tinyurl.com/25m65a

    "New leads in the Madeleine case?

    MADRID – There is movement in the case of the missing girl Madeleine McCann: the Spanish journalist Antonio Toscano assured the newspaper “El Mundo” that he knows the identity of the suspected abductor of the four-year-old: a man who had already been convicted of paedophilia (in a different country in the EU) and who probably works for an international paedophile ring operating on an EU scale. The man was allegedly seen one week before the abduction in the gay bar “Bar Arny” in Seville, where he told someone that he was going to the Algarve to visit friends. The bar has a dubious reputation in Spain; prominent visitors to the establishment were involved in child prostitution in 1996.


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    in Diario de Noticias:

    http://tinyurl.com/22lreg

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=2 post #23

    On the night Madeleine McCann was abducted, on May 3, over 20 persons may have entered the appartment where she spent her holidays with her parents, at the Ocean Club, in Praia da Luz, "destroying evidence and decisive, fundamental clues" for Policia Judiciaria (PJ) to identify who kidnapped the girl.

    This situation was admitted yesterday to Diario de Noticias by the PJ's spokesman, Olegario Sousa, according to whom "the presence of so many persons, especially in the bedroom where the child slept with her siblings, could, at least, have complicated the Scientific Police's work and, in the utmost, have destroyed evidence. It may even have been fatal for the investigation."

    As DN could find out, right after Gerard and Kate McCann detected the disappearance of Madeleine, around 9.30 pm, over 20 persons entered the room, between friends and family who were there on vacation with the couple and their children, and also many tourists and resort employees, who, out of natural worry and anxiety, searched everywhere for the british child, rummaging beds, cupboards and other furniture, opening and closing doors and windows.

    Although the appartment was immediately sealed that night by the authorities, this situation ended up eliminating possible traces of the passage of the person who took the british girl from the appartment.

    On the other hand, a large part of the forensic tests that were done in the appartment where the McCanns were staying, in the villa where the mother of Robert Murat (the only arguido in this case for suspicion of kidnapping) lives, which is 200 m from the spot, and in their vehicles, and in other locations, have not yet reached the hands of the investigation's coordinators, contrary to what was said by a national daily newspaper yesterday, said Olegario Sousa to DN yesterday.


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    in Correio da Manha today:

    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...Canal=10&p=200

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=9 post # 130

    Alert in Belgium

    Belgium and dutch police are on high alert, following the sighting of a girl that “strongly resembles” Madeleine McCann, the english 4-year old girl that disappeared from a resort in Praia da Luz, Lagos, 92 days ago.

    A child therapist told police she saw a girl she believes to be Madeleine in the company of a couple in a restaurant in the belgium city of Tongeren, on the dutch border, near Maastricht. According to the online edition of english newspaper ‘Daily Mail’, the local authorities have emitted a national alert and released a drawing of the man who was with the child. He is approximately 40 years old, 1.80 m tall and speaks dutch. The woman is approximately 25 years old, has dark hair and a tan, and speaks english. The child was nervous and the three left in a black Volvo, a recent model with a belgium license plate that starts with the letters VUV.

    Olegario de Sousa, the spokesman for PJ, told CM that no official information was received from the belgium police. PJ inspectors were yesterday in Praia da Luz for diligences.


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    in Sol on August 4, 2007:

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    a report by Felicia Cabrita with Margarida Davim
    translation by summer


    Looking for Maddie’s body

    The investigations have returned to their initial course. Portuguese and british police search for the body of the child in the surroundings of Praia da Luz

    “There are strong signs” that Madeleine, the english child that disappeared from Praia da Luz almost one hundred days ago, “is dead”, police sources have told Sol.

    The 180º turnaround that the investigation by the Policia Judiciaria (PJ) from Portimao seems to have done in the past few days, even led the Attorney General, Pinto Monteiro, to postpone the making of an interview that had been requested by british media chain BBC – an interview that would be focusing on the fact that, so long after Maddie’s disapperance, the authorities still remain without real clues concerning her whereabouts.

    Although an official source from the PGR justified the postponing of the interview with “agenda issues”, the moves by the PJ and some elements from the british police during these last days – accompanied by two dogs, in Praia da Luz – seem to indicate that the investigation is now centered on the McCann family and their group of friends.

    Sol could find out that the english dogs are trained for different tasks. One, to detect human remains originating from dead flesh, and the other one to detect human blood or fluids. A specialist that was contacted by Sol explains that the technique of these animals rests on scientific bases, and that while “one of the dogs can distinguish between natural death or death by accident that does not involve bloodshed, the other one can diagnose whether someone died a violent death, with bloodshed or other spilled fluids”.

    Tuesday night, a black and white thingyer spaniel that is trained to detect death, spent several hours in the apartment that the McCann family occupied in the Ocean Club resort, and from where Maddie disappeared on May 3. According to sources within the investigation, the dog marked the death of the child inside the apartment.

    On the dogs’ trail

    The english dogs do not contradict the clues that were detected by the sniffer dog that GNR sent to the location, on the day following the english girl’s disappearance. It’s an animal that only follows odours, and that “detected the movement of the child from the room to another point inside the apartment”, according to a source with the Guarda.

    The same source said that “based on that signal, it was not possible to conclude whether the child was alive or dead – because a sniffer dog will smell both the living and the dead”.

    Yet, outside the house, both through the windows that faced the Tapas restaurant – where the McCanns had dinner with their seven friends – and through the main door, “the dog lost the trail, as if the child had exited, for example, rolled up in a blanket”, that source said.

    A team from Sol, on the terrain for the last two weeks, could observe the work of the thingyer spaniel from the british police, performing several diligences along the water in Praia da Luz and in a nearby valley.

    The animal’s path, on Wednesday night, seemed to test the deposition from several witnesses that were heard by the PJ in late May – namely an irish family that have been living in Luz, and who, on the day that Maddie vanished, reportedly crossed ways with a man that carried a child that seemed to be asleep.

    According to their deposition to PJ, Martin Smith, his wife and his children, after leaving the Kelly bar, which is located approximately 400 metres from the Ocean Club, around 9.50 / 10.00 p.m., saw an individual described as caucasian, measuring 1.70 – 1.75 m, walking towards the beach.

    The irish man told Sol that he knew Robert Murat (the only arguido in the process) visually for years – and also remembered seeing the anglo-portuguese man in a bar that evening, “already a bit intoxicated”. Therefore, the irish dismissed the possibility that the person he saw carrying a child could be Murat: “If it was him, I guarantee to you that I would have recognized him”.

    Concerning the clothes the man he saw on that night was wearing, Smith only refers the “beige trousers”, given the fact that his upper body was hidden by the child’s body, which was not covered. It is curious that one of the elements that formed the group of Maddie’s parents’ friends, guaranteed to PJ several days before Smith was heard, that - at a moment when she left the table to check on the group’s children - she had crossed ways with a man that was wearing trousers that fit the description that was also made by the irish man.

    That individual was also carrying a sleeping child. And the witness, who even managed to see what pyjamas the child was wearing, just “thought it was strange that the child was barefoot and uncovered”. This witness said it would be 9.15 p.m.

    Direct access to the PM

    According to the course the PJ from Portimao is now conducting the investigation, and considering the trail that the british police’s thingyer spaniel tracked along the sea shore, the individual would have descended to Praia da Luz, where he could have disposed of Maddie’s body. Sol knows that the english team contacted Joao Alveirinho Dias, a professor at the University of Algarve and a specialist in oceanography, in order to collect information about the sea’s dynamics and the beach area where everything may have happened. The investigator, who was not briefed about the context of the police inquiries, told Sol that he was consulted on “the sand movements, where they come from and where they go to”.

    The police investigation has therefore, and according to our sources, returned to its initial course, and it becomes increasingly clear, as Sol had reported previously, that there is no proof against Murat.

    Yet, the british media continue to point a finger at the anglo-portuguese man, although the criminal investigation has returned to clues that relate to the group of friends of Madeleine’s parents.

    A journalist with the Daily Express – who has repeatedly contacted Sol searching for new information on this case – recognized this week that it is “difficult for an english newspaper to adopt a critical tone concerning Madeleine’s parents”.

    The Daily Express cited, in one of its last reports, the news that have been published by Sol, describing them as a “hate campaign” against the McCanns. The same journalist ended up confessing that “it’s the only way we can transmit your data”.

    Sol knows that Gerry McCann has regular contact with Gordon Brown, the british Prime Minister. Clarence Mitchell – who was the first spokesman for the McCanns and is now in the press cabinet at Nr. 10, Downing Street – confirms those contacts. “I know there is a communication line between Gerry and Gordon Brown. I know they talk. But I don’t know what they talk about, because those are informal conversations”, he clarified, further adding: “The Madeleine case is treated whenever there are bilateral meetings between Portugal and the United Kingdom. Gordon Brown is sensitive to the case and wants it solved quickly”.


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    today in Correio da Manha:

    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...dCanal=181&p=0

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...386581&page=13 post #180

    Investigation: Police makes examinations again
    Interrogated separately


    PJ interrogated the McCanns again yesterday and collected their depositions. The couple was heard separately: first her. The investigators want to confirm precisely at what time the child disappeared and, mainly, who was the last person to see Madeleine McCann alive, and at what time.

    PJ insisted with Maddie’s parents yesterday about the mystery that surrounds the three hours on the day of the crime, between 6 and 9 p.m., that are situated between the last time the child was seen, and the moment when her absence was alerted to.

    It is not known whether there were contradictions to the former inquisitions but, according to a source that is close to the investigations, the couple will be heard again within days.

    By the end of yesterday afternoon, the Policia Judiciaria examined once again some objects that were collected from the vehicles, in the Portimao parking lot, although the car that was used by the McCanns had been returned to them during the morning.

    CM knows that yesterday’s inquirition was not in the frame of normal contacts that are held on a weekly basis between the police and the girl’s family – even more so as these are held at the consulate, and always on Thursdays. Yesterday’s interrogation was held in PJ’s offices in Portimao.

    A police source that was contacted by CM guarantees that there is no listening into the phone calls, and there is no register of suspicious email messages between the McCanns and their family in the UK. According to some news, those conversations between Maddie’s parents and members of their family would indicate the child was dea. “This is not true”, a source with the investigation tells CM.

    With the investigation on a new course, PJ awaits the result of testing that is being performed simultaneously in Portugal and England. A part of the residues that were collected is being analysed by a laboratory in Birmingham, in the UK, which usually assists the british police. “We confirm news that we are analysing some samples”, a spokesperson for the british forensic science services has told Lusa, adding that the laboratory, which is managed by british governemnt, is the main service provider for the scientific analysis of evidence to the english and welsh polices, having the capacity of dealing with tens of thousands of cases per year.

    The equipment that is available allows the british forensic scientists to extract the genetic profile from a blood sample in just 24 hours. After obtaining that DNA, the lab can compare it with other persons’ DNA – in this case, that of Madeleine McCann or her family.

    The DNA that is identified through that sample, or residue, of blood that was obtained inside the apartment where Madeleine was last seen, will also be compared to the approximately 4 million genetic profiles that are in the british database – a normal procedure in the UK that will allow to know whether an individual that has been referenced for any crime has been inside that house.

    In the case of individuals from other countries, DNA can then be confronted with genetic databases of those states, which are eventually connected to this disappearance. There is no genetic database in Portugal.

    Abandoned possibility

    The possibility that Madeleine McCann was thrown into the sea was considered in the first days that followed her disappearance. The Navy searched the sea close to the cliffs in the area of Praia da Luz. That possibility was dismissed by authorities a long time ago.

    If the english child drowned, the body would float, in a period of 8 days, and would be washed up the coast. (…)

    If she had been thrown into the sea already lifeless, the body would float and come to shore, or it would be pushed out to sea at a speed that could never surpass 1,5 miles per hour – according to a source with the Navy. It would hardly be missed by the intense surveillance scheme that was put in place on the days after the disappearance. (…)

    If a dead body is thrown into the sea with weights, it could be on the bottom during the entire decomposition process. This is a possibility that is still open (…) But a military source confided to CM, that “if the police had a strong conviction on the sea, it would have mobilized adequate means”. The Hydrographic Institute, for example, owns robots that can detetc a body that is tied to the sea bottom. Those means have not been dislocated to the Algarve.

    (…)

    Inspectors in parking lot

    PJ inspectors returned yesterday to the underground parking lot in Portimao where they had analysed automobiles the day before, in terms of the investigation.

    Around 6.45 p.m., approximately six inspectors with forensic equipment suitcases went down into the parking lot. The policemen were followed by the coordinator of the Criminal Investigation Department from PJ in Portimao, Goncalo Amaral, and the national assistant director, who is responsible for the Faro Directory of PJ, Guilhermino Encarnacao. The directors were underground for a brief time, having left through the access ramp around 7.20 p.m., without comments.

    In that parking lot, in the fourth and last subterranean level, ten cars were analysed, which belong to Robert Murat, to family and friends and also to the McCanns themselves. (…)


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    http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia...Canal=10&p=200

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...2386581&page=2 post #20

    PJ is open to receive the information from Antonio Toscano. Olegario de Sousa confirmed to the cm that he has spoken to Antonio who disclosed that he had more information than was published in the El Periodical World. He believes Madeleine is still alive and the abductor he says belongs to an European Peodophile net, is a meticulous man who abducted Madeleine to order. This was arranged in the UK. The abductor was seen in Seville 7 days before Madeleines disappearance and has not been seen since. Madeleine is now a ‘very hot product’ so he awaits instructions. Antonio believes the key is in the Algarve and that the parents are vital “to clarify it”. Not because they saw anything to do with the abduction but because they can help with understanding the reason why. Antonio is available to go to Luz but awaits until he can speak with the parents in the presence of PJ and a lawyer.


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