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    SOL report from early July, 2007

    http://sol.sapo.pt/PaginaInicial/Soc...ntent_id=44677

    From the SOL website- Policia Judiciaria is going to confront the three elements of the group that was spending holidays with Madeleine’s parents in Praia da Luz, with the statement of the person who is until now the only arguido in the process of the disappearance of the english child.

    The four persons who are being inquired are going to be submitted to a confrontation, in order to clarify the truth about what happened on the night of the kidnapping, given the fact that the statements are contradictory.

    Among the english that were spending their vacation with Madeleine’s parents at the Ocean Club and are going to be heard today, are the couple Russell O’Brien and Jane Tanner.

    We are reminded that a SOL investigation concluded that Russell was the group’s element who was absent for the greatest amount of time, during the dinner that was held on the night Madeleine McCann disappeared.

    The testimony of a resort employee confirms that a few days earlier, it was also Russell O’Brien who had been absent during the group’s dinner.

    Jane Tanner is one of the key witnesses of the process, given the fact that she claims to have seen a man carrying a child, during one of her trips to the apartments to check on the children.

    The english woman states she saw a man aged 35-40, with dark hair, wearing beige trousers, a dark jacket and classic black shoes, carrying a girl, who was wearing a pyjama and was barefoot.

    Yet, this portrait does not fully coincide with Murat, given the fact that he never wore his hair long at the neck, which is how Jane describes the man she saw.

    Although Jane describes the individual with good detail, Jeremy Wilkins – another witness who was on the street at the exact moment when Jane says she saw the suspect – guaranteed to SOL that he saw neither Jane nor any suspect, adding that if this had happened, it would have been ‘practically impossible’ not noticing the ocurrence.

    Another aspect that the police will want to clarify is whether Robert Murat was at the Ocean Club on the night Maddie vanished.

    The McCann’s friends confirm they saw the arguido at the resort in Praia da Luz, but staff and GNR elements deny this version.

    http://tinyurl.com/2r6xj4
    Here is another article about the same information. At the end it says:

    Yesterday police also quizzed Antonio Toscano, a Spanish freelance journalist, who has repeatedly claimed to have information about Madeleine's abductor.

    He says a repeat sex offender known as the 'Frenchman' may have taken her on behalf of a paedophile network. But Mr Sousa said: 'We have checked all the information that he has provided and have already said that it is a line which is not very strong, not consistent.'

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    This is the latest article from SOL- date 7/13/07- (translated by Astro on http://formadeleine.proboards106.com/index.cgi) which you unfortunately have to register for if you want to get into the forum and read anything.

    Sol

    13th July 2007

    By Margarida Davim

    At the entrance of Ocean’s Club in Praia da Luz, the journalists who participated in the press conference that was held by Madeleine’s parents for the Portuguese media, encountered a plastic box to collect donations. A small text, signed by Kate and Gerry McCann, invites everyone who enters the resort to contribute. This gesture was not appreciated by the members of staff, who claim that the resort “is full of collection boxes”.

    A fund for Maddie

    This box is just one of many ways that Maddie’s parents found to collect money for the ‘Leaving no Stone Unturned’ fund – which counts with almost 900 thousand pounds already (one million three hundred thousand euros).

    Justine McGuinness, the McCanns' new public relations, guarantees that the collected money “is being managed by a group of independent persons”, and subject to “very rigorous rules that are imposed by british law to all charities”. Still, McGuinness refuses to explain who are the “highly qualified lawyers and managers” that are managing the fund, just highlighting they are not remunerated, and offered as volunteers.

    On the findmadeleine.com site there is an online store, where Gerry and Kate sell yellow rubber bracelets and textile bands, to help finance the cause. Callum McRae, the author of the site, says it was the couple’s idea. Speaking to SOL, McRae explains that the child’s aunt, Philomena McCann, asked him to create the internet page, just two days after the girl went missing. “She knew exactly what she wanted”, says Callum McRae, who created the contents in just one day.

    The McCann’s internet page also publicizes several fundraising events, all taking place in the UK, and some planned over 60 days ahead.

    To SOL, McRae, who was a student of Madeleine’s aunt in highschool, did not want to specify whether his work on the site is paid by the fund or not: “I’m not authorized to speak about that”. According to the site, the fund’s purpose is to “support Madeleine’s family financially” and to make sure she is found, and her kidnappers brought to trial. After reaching these targets, the collected money shall be used to help solving “similar cases in the UK, in Portugal and elsewhere”.

    Twins at the creche

    This week, Kate and Gerry moved into a villa outside the Ocean Club, but are still visiting the resort. “They come here every day to drop the twins at the creche”, a member of staff reports.

    Kate and Gerry, who are now staying at a villa with a pool, never had to pay for their stay at the resort. “They were not even handed a bill”, the same employee of the Ocean Club says, noting the couple’s detached and somewhat “arrogant” attitude.

    Reactions to SOL

    Last edition’s article on the McCann case (A pact of silence), has livened the discussion in the UK. Fully translated into English, it has prompted approximately 20 pages of reactions in the forum of the Daily Mirror. Among the comments, there is criticism of the alleged censorship that this work was subject to in the forums of other British media.

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    http://sol.sapo.pt/PaginaInicial/Soc...ntent_id=44677

    From mid-July 2007

    From the SOL website- Policia Judiciaria is going to confront the three elements of the group that was spending holidays with Madeleine’s parents in Praia da Luz, with the statement of the person who is until now the only arguido in the process of the disappearance of the english child.

    The four persons who are being inquired are going to be submitted to a confrontation, in order to clarify the truth about what happened on the night of the kidnapping, given the fact that the statements are contradictory.

    Among the english that were spending their vacation with Madeleine’s parents at the Ocean Club and are going to be heard today, are the couple Russell O’Brien and Jane Tanner.

    We are reminded that a SOL investigation concluded that Russell was the group’s element who was absent for the greatest amount of time, during the dinner that was held on the night Madeleine McCann disappeared.

    The testimony of a resort employee confirms that a few days earlier, it was also Russell O’Brien who had been absent during the group’s dinner.

    Jane Tanner is one of the key witnesses of the process, given the fact that she claims to have seen a man carrying a child, during one of her trips to the apartments to check on the children.

    The english woman states she saw a man aged 35-40, with dark hair, wearing beige trousers, a dark jacket and classic black shoes, carrying a girl, who was wearing a pyjama and was barefoot.

    Yet, this portrait does not fully coincide with Murat, given the fact that he never wore his hair long at the neck, which is how Jane describes the man she saw.

    Although Jane describes the individual with good detail, Jeremy Wilkins – another witness who was on the street at the exact moment when Jane says she saw the suspect – guaranteed to SOL that he saw neither Jane nor any suspect, adding that if this had happened, it would have been ‘practically impossible’ not noticing the ocurrence.

    Another aspect that the police will want to clarify is whether Robert Murat was at the Ocean Club on the night Maddie vanished.

    The McCann’s friends confirm they saw the arguido at the resort in Praia da Luz, but staff and GNR elements deny this version.

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    in Diario de Noticias today:

    http://dn.sapo.pt/2007/09/10/socieda...icam_prev.html

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...386581&page=25 post # 363

    PJ believes clues justify preventive custody

    The Policia Judiciaria (PJ) believes to have “enough clues” in order to incriminate Kate and Gerry McCann, who have been constituted arguidos on Friday, and subject to ‘termo de identidade e residencia’ [basic coercion measure]. They are suspected of the death of the child, on May 3, in the apartment at Praia da Luz, and of hiding her body. But it will be on the coming days that it will be known whether the attorney from the Public Ministry (PM) in Portimao, who today receives the report of the interrogations that were performed on Thursday and Friday on the parents of the British child, decides to notify the couple at their home address in England, to return to Portugal, in order to present themselves before a judge.

    And only that judge can change their present coercion measure, which could reach, in an extreme situation – which is not the present one – preventive custody. If that is the decision from the PM, Maddie’s parents will have to present themselves in Portimao at the date that is indicated by the attorney. If they fail to do so, an international arrest warrant could be issued against them.

    But this is where difficulties start. One of the jurists that were heard by DN reminded us that “it will be sufficient to present a doctor’s certificate, alleging any kind of health problem, in order to postpone a questioning or a simple PJ diligence, thus compromising the ongoing investigation”. Anyway, the couple has said they are available to return to Portugal when they are notified to do so. But the PM could also just reach the conclusion that there is not enough evidence to sustain the death theory in court.

    Trust in the evidence

    As DN could confirm with sources that are close to the process, in the ten vehicles that were subject to forensic tests in August, it was only in the Renault Scenic that was rented by the McCanns 25 days after their daughter’s disappearance that “biological fluids that match the child’s genetic profile in 80%, were detected under the car trunk’s textile cover”. And it was only the fact that the sample that was sent to the lab in Birmingham, UK, was “reduced”, “didn’t allow to reach the 100%” in results of forensic testing. During the searches that were performed at the “Vista do Mar” villa, in the Luz Parque area, at Praia da Luz, which was occupied by the McCanns from July until yesterday morning, cadaver odors were detected on clothes that belong to Madeleine’s mother, and on the now famous soft toy that belonged to the child.

    ‘A sort of flight’

    Although legally nothing prevented the McCanns from returning home, the Judiciaria ended up being surprised about their decision, which represents, in the perspective of several investigators, “a sort of escape”, which, naturally, “may have consequences on the process’ development, with delays”. Even more so as PJ, according to what DN knows, had “advised” the McCanns not to leave Portugal without knowing what decision the judicial instances will make concerning an eventual change in their present coercion measure.

    The other arguido

    Francisco Pagarete, the lawyer for Robert Murat, who remains an arguido in the case for suspected kidnapping, although there are two suspects of death, was not surprised about the McCanns’ new juridical situation. “The fact that they have been made arguidos does not surprise me. But we have no further comment to make”, he told DN. Concerning his client’s situation, he said he is still “waiting for a rapid solution”, but will not propose any initiative. “The PM has to analyse the clues and see if there is any indication that leads to my client to stop being an arguido”.

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    in Jornal de Noticias today:

    http://jn.sapo.pt/2007/09/10/primeir...elos_cann.html

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...386581&page=25 Post # 364

    PJ only found out the day before and was not informed by McCanns

    The Policia Judiciaria only knew about the exact date that the McCanns were returning to England, on Saturday afternoon, less than 24 hours before the plane that took the couple left, and was not informed about the fact by anyone that is connected to Madeleine’s family. The return should have been tomorrow.

    The Portuguese investigators were caught by surprise, given the fact that the couple – who was constituted arguidos last week for suspicion of hiding the child’s corpse and for participating in the child’s death – had told police they were returning tomorrow only. A source with PJ admitted to JN that he was told about the trip’s booking on Saturday afternoon, through persons that are completely unrelated to the family.

    The spokesman for Policia Judiciaria, chief inspector Olegario de Sousa, told JN that the police knew about this trip, reminding us that the couple is subject to ‘termo de identidade e residencia [basic coercion measure], that they gave their UK address, therefore they are “just fulfilling a right that is given them by Portuguese law”.

    The surprise trip, which was revealed by JN yesterday, was announced only to British journalists, during the informal meeting that the couple’s spokesperson held, on Saturday morning, with the British professionals. The agreement, as JN could find out, was to announce the return would be in the coming days, and not to disclose the exact date. But around 00.30 a.m. yesterday, British television Sky News was announcing the McCanns’ return during the morning of the same day, which led dozens of journalists to the family’s residence, in Praia da Luz, and to Faro airport.

    Special treatment

    They entered the VIP door, away from the journalists’ eyes, around 8 a.m. A few minutes later, they entered the EasyJet plane that left Portugal at 9.45. Flight 6552 ende at the East Midland airport around 12.15, but Kate and Gerry, who were carrying the 2-year old twins, only left the plane 15 minutes after it landed.

    A tv camera was waiting for the family. After having promised a short statement to all the journalists at Praia da Luz, Gerry opted for a brief statement on English soil. He explained that their return home was decided after “much thought” and was related with the twins’ emotional well-being, whom he wants to have “a normal life”.

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    in Diario de Noticias today:

    http://dn.sapo.pt/2007/09/10/opiniao..._regresso.html

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...386581&page=25 post #365

    Arguidos and return

    opinion article by Paulo Pereira Cristovao, ex-inspector at Policia Judiciaria

    The last fourty eight hours have significantly marked the Madeleine case. The parents have abandoned national territory with the justification that their younger children needed to return to their normal life in the United Kingdom. We think that, after 129 days in Portugal, they could have waited another four or five, in order to clarify unequivocally, when the Policia Judiciaria holds all the forensic results, that which they believe to be their total lack of responsibility in the disappearance of little Madeleine. The truth is that the status of arguidos that was imposed on them, is the normal consequence after the appearance of strong clues that could question their former statements as witnesses. It is also true, and they know it well, that whether in the United Kingdom or in Portugal, leaving three children on their own in an apartment that provided access like that one did, is a penally relevant illicit act.

    It is not less true that, contrary to what relatives that are close to the couple have been referring over the last two days, the Policia Judiciaria has always treated them as victims, which means they were always seen as parents whom a daughter was taken away from. That was the way it was, and the way it was supposed to be. The presumption of innocence is applied to all those about whom no condemning sentence was spoken. Initially, there was no reason to make any more or less evaluative judgment about this couple. They were parents whom a daughter had been taken away from, and that is enough for the police. It just happens that investigations are always a string that one pulls without knowing how long it is, or what could be inside the ball. Police have reconstructed that night the best way it was possible to do. It was the unmaking of the string ball that naturally lead to the last fourty-eight hours, when, according to what the Penal Process Code instructs to do in such situations, the couple had to be granted the right not to say anything that might incriminate them; not to answer any questions and even to lie without any punishment for it. Given these facts, can anyone still seriously say that there is a will from the Police to falsely and intentionally incriminate Maddie’s parents? Wouldn’t it be more comfortable for the police to keep them as witnesses, a status that forces them to speak about everything and to respond without any possibility to omit or lie about any fact? The answers are obvious.

    One doubt disturbs us. Being a fact that close relatives have widely defamed the Portuguese police, saying they planted evidence and comitted other actions that are difficult to describe, will the McCanns return to Portugal, if and when the Portuguese justice calls them for further clarification? And, if they eventually refuse to do so, will the British government place them in Portuguese territory? We will have to wait. From our side, we will certainly continue to pursue an unbiased, committed investigation, which will stay immune to northern winds that will certainly blow harder over the coming times.

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    in Correio da Manha this morning:

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

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...386581&page=25 post #366

    Madeleine McCann case
    PJ believes Kate killed her daughter


    Madeleine may have been assaulted. But she could also have died because of an accident, after having been sedated to sleep. This is the Policia Judiciaria’s conviction, as they believe that Kate killed Maddie, either accidentally or in a conscious form. There are no certainties, just clues that point to the child’s mother. For her behaviour, for the way she acted about her daughter’s disappearance, for the cadaver smells and forensic evidence that were collected by scientific police.

    Kate presented herself at Policia Judiciaria on Thursday, visibly out of control. Police forces that were contacted by CM say she had several hysterical reactions during the more than 13 hours of interrogation. And she refused to answer many questions. She did not explain the blood that was found in the car, she did not answer whether she slapped her daughter in the face. And she didn’t even clearly confirm if she sedated the children.

    Only the facts are certainties for the PJ. And those facts revealed it was Kate who usually took care of the children, putting them to bed regularly, while Gerry played tennis or rested by the pool. The deposition of the senior British citizen (Pamela Fenn), who occupied an apartment on the floor above the one that was used by the McCanns, also indicates that Kate sometimes became violent. She lost control, and it was easy to hear the girl’s screams, calling out for her father. Another witness, also a British citizen, refers the same scenario. Kate seemed to have moments of aggression towards her children, while the father, although more absent, revealed more emotional control.

    Kate refuted all these suspicions at the Policia Judiciaria in Portimao, where she was interrogated, and it was then that the penal circumstances of negligent murder were explained to her. CM knows that the investigators, while not confronting her directly with a possible aggression, explained her that by not confessing to the accident, she could be opening the doors into a more serious penal setting.

    Which means it would stop being treated as negligent homicide, and would pass into a qualified crime or with eventual harm.

    Father asks PJ for evidence

    Gerry also had an unusual behaviour during the judicial interrogation. When he was confronted with the PJ’s suspicions, Maddie’s father repeatedly asked for evidence to be presented to him. He did not promptly deny the facts, but was trying to assess whether the authorities had enough clues to support the homicide theory.

    For PJ, there is another strange situation. If it was an accident, why did the McCanns get rid of the body and simulated an abduction? The possibility that they could be trying to hide something more than a thoughtless action is on the table, and investigators are just waiting to exhaust all the chances that they may explain the death themselves. After that, they will advance the formal murder charge, with hiding of the corpse.

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    in Diario de Noticias today:

    http://dn.sapo.pt/2007/09/11/socieda...avacoes_p.html

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...386581&page=25 post #374

    DNA results hasten excavations at Praia da Luz

    PJ considers residues to be strong clues


    The blood residues in the trunk of the gray Renault Scenic that was hired by Gerry and Kate McCann, 25 days after Madeleine disappeared, from rent-a-car company Budget, in Faro, do belong to the child that PJ says is dead.

    The news was broken early last evening by British Tv channel Sky News, citing portuguese police. It guarantees that two of the three residues that were collected by PJ from the car during the first week of August, and which were analysed by the Forensic Science Service, in Birmingham, UK, are "one hundred percent compatible with Maddie's genetic profile".

    A piece of information that chief inspector of Policia Judiciaria, Olegario Sousa, denies having been given by this police. "PJ does not know that situation. It was probably the English police who gave the news to the British channel", he told DN, failing to contradict the contents of the information. The spokesman added that PJ "received a large part of the results of forensics analyses last week", but he said he didn't know whether the rest of the reports have already reached the Policia Judiciaria.

    The first analyses indicated a similarity of approximately 80% between the blood that was found in the trunk of the car that was rented by the McCanns and that of little Maddie. The report from Birmingham now indicates that the DNA that was found in that car really is that of Maddie. The Portuguese authorities are certain that the vehicle was used to transport the child's body. Yet, there is a possibility that the DNA comes from Madeleine's clothes, or from the girl's soft toy that were transported inside the Renault Scenic. Or saliva from a toy that she might have had intense contact with, and then was transported in the car trunk.

    As DN said before, the blood test is like a "genetic fingerprint", as José Anes, the ex-director of the Scientific Lab of Policia Judiciaria explained. At that time, that specialist said that the blood that was detected in the car that was used by the McCanns does indeed belong to Maddie, as Sky News has reported now, "the cadaver was there, or later some clothes or objects that were already contaminated with traces of her blood were there".

    The car was returned to the rental company - thus dismissing information from the English newspapers that the McCanns were still holding the car for private forensic testing. The company refused to make any statements to DN. When asked whether PJ intends to make any further investigation on that vehicle, spokesman Olegario Sousa says he does not know, but he said that "if the investigation needs the behicle, it will not be set free". The Renault Scenic is not available for rental.

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    today in Correio da Manha:

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

    Public Ministery: Judiciaria delivers report only today
    PJ believes that body was in the car


    The Policia Judiciaria believes that the body of Madeleine McCann was moved in the Renault Scenic that was rented by the Parents, over a month after the child went missing.

    The tests that were performed on blood samples that were collected inside the car, indicate the presence of the child's body at the place where the spare wheel is located inside the luggage area, and yesterday British television Sky News was even reporting it was certain that the results from tests on the samples left no space for doubts that it was the English girl's DNA. Alipio Ribeiro, director of PJ, contradicted that information yesterday, assuring that exams never point to certainties of 100 percent.

    Meanwhile, Judiciaria will deliver today at the Ministerio Publico in Portimao the process concerning the girl's disappearance. It's ten volumes, that include all diligences that have been made, and which may contain suggestions about new steps of the investigation, in order to find the corpse.

    The decision will be up to Jose de Magalhaes e Meneses, the circuit attorney. The process should have been delivered at the Ministerio Publico in Portimao yesterday, but delivery was apparently delayed because the attorney was not available. (...)

    The predictable searches for the child's body did not take place. They will be restarted in the coming days, and always based on specific locations.

    As CM could further establish, the investigation is far from finished. The investigators are still trying to prove that the child died because of accident, negligence or in a provoked way, in the Ocean Club apartment, on the evening of May 3.

    After that, they still need to determine where the cadaver is located: which they believe was hidden during the first weeks in the area south of the algarvian village and only later transported to another location.

    The fact that the McCanns didn't deliver any explanation for the blood that was found in the car, increased the Judiciaria's suspicions. Because at the time it was rented, the child was already missing, and there is no justification for the existence of that residue.

    CLUES AGAINST [THE MCCANNS]

    BLOOD IN CAR AND APARTMENT

    The blood in the car and in the Apartment is from Madeleine. The parents failed to offer an explanation for the fact, which indicates a murder scenario.

    CADAVER ODOR ON CLOTHES

    On Kate's jeans and on her t-shirt, the dogs that are trained to detect odours signalled a death trail. They did it on the soft toy, too.

    DEATH IN THE HOUSE AND IN THE CUPBOARD

    The English dog that was used by PJ showed extreme nervousness when he entered the Ocean Club's house. He also marked a trail in the cupboard.

    PHONE CALL TO SKY NEWS

    It's circumstantial evidence, but PJ believes it's significant. Kate called Sky News first, and only after that did she inform GNR about the disappearance.

    LACK OF ANSWERS DURING THE INTERROGATION

    The lack of answers from Kate and Gerry during the interrogations led PJ to suspect their behaviour, as they demanded for evidence instead of trying to prove their innocence.

    RETURN TO ENGLAND AS ARGUIDOS

    The McCanns always vowed to stay in Portugal until they would find their daughter. When the dogs were called in, they considered the possibility to leave. They left as soon as they were constituted arguidos.

    NORWEGIAN WOMAN OMITTED THAT HER HUSBAND WAS FROM LEICESTER

    Mari Olli, 45, the norwegian woman who, back in May, guaranteed that she had seen Maddie in Marrakesh, failed to reveal at that time that her husband is from Leicester, the same city where Gerry and his siblings grew up. Also according to police sources that were contacted by CM, Mari Olli also omitted that her husband knew one of Gerry's brothers. These details would be irrelevant, if not for the fact that Mari Olli guaranteed she saw Maddie. The norwegian woman, who now lives in Malaga, assured she had seen the child at a petrol station, and that the man who was with her looked to be of arabic descent. (...)

    Contacted by CM, Mary Olli confirms that her husband was born in Leicester, but guarantees he does not know Gerry or his brother John. She fails to explain why she omitted that information, though, as she assured that she didn't know the child had been abducted until after she saw her.

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

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...386581&page=26 post #383

    Report: Decision with instruction judge
    Dogs' scent signalled death close to the church


    The death trail that was marked by the English dogs starts at the Ocean Club and ends at the Praia da Luz, south of the resort. The same was defined by the south-african radiestesist, whom the McCanns asked for help in July, who also detected the presence of a corpse in that area.

    CM knows, yet, that the church, which is close to the sea, was never visited by the authorities. Because it is a place of worship, there are several legal hurdles that prevent a search operation, which has to be authorized by a judge, and accompanied by the same judge.

    Several of PJ's elements believe the body may have passed that location, or that it could even be buried in a deactivated cemetery that exists there, which has been seen with some reserve by judicial hierarchies, who avoid to advance any diligences that are not sufficiently confirmed.

    There are still several factors that have to be considered. The first is that Gerry and Kate received the key to the church only a few days after the disappearance, so they could enter and leave at any time. Madeleine's father was also seen, in the early hours of May 4, near the temple with another British man who was with him on vacation.

    CM could also confirm that Kate asked for a priest to be called, after finding out about her daughter's disappearance. Father José Pacheco was contacted on the following day, which was when he met the couple. The keys to the church were given to them a couple of days later, a situation that has already been criticised by the Bishop of the Algarve.

    PJ delivered yesterday at 7 a.m. the process about the disappearance of the British girl. The approximately ten volumes included some proposals from the investigators. Those proposals were ratified by the Public Ministery's attorney, who then sent them to the instruction judge.

    As CM could further establish, one of the requests from the Judiciaria in Portimao points to repeating Kate's interrogation. It is not yet confirmed that it could be made infront of the instruction judge, but that situation would be necessary in order to review the coercion measures.

    A source with the Republic's General Attorney also told Lusa that one of the diligences that were requested from the instruction judge yesterday is connected with the apprehension of an object that is considered to be fundamental for the investigation. The magistrate has now 10 days to decide if it is attached to the process, as that is the time when the process will return to the PJ. Until then, diligences that do not depend on judicial permits will continue to be performed.


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    in 24Horas this morning:

    http://www.24horasnewspaper.com/most...derno=Portugal

    Copied from: http://helpmadeleine.proboards79.com...386581&page=26 post #385


    The relatives of Kate and Gerry McCann are slowly arriving at the couple's home, in Rothley, where they will stay and care for the twins, so Maddie's parents can return to Portugal. Besides the support of the uncles that live in the village, Brian and Janet Kennedy, over the coming days Madeleine's parents will count on the help of Gerry's brother and parents, as well as Kate's mother, too.

    As 24Horas could find out, the couple is preparing to return to Portugal within days, which could happen at the end of this week or early next week.

    "They only talk about going back. Kate says she only feels well in Praia da Luz. She thinks her daughter is going back there", a source close to the family told our newspaper, stressing that at the moment the lawyers have advised Madeleine's parents and their family not to speak to anyone, and that the return may also be related to more formal issues.

    John McCann, Gerry's brother, arrives in Rothley today. The purpose, according to the same source, is to take care of issues related to the "Find Madeleine" fund, and how they cancontinue using it."They say that, although the Portuguese police declared them as suspects, they won't give up looking for Madeleine and that is why it's important they do it in Portugal", the same source said, adding that Kate and Gerry think people are turning against them because they see their return to England as a flight.

    For now, apparently, the twins stay in Rothley with the McCanns' family. Kate's mother is expected in the village this week.

    Gerry's parents, who also stayed with them in Portugal, are expected to arrive next week.

    This close source also revealed that Madeleine's parents haven't left the house. Since they arrived, on Sunday, they have only known the house's walls and the garden where they play with the children.

    "It looks like they are in a prison. Free, but imprisoned in their own house. The media won't leave", the source laments.

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    PJ traces profile of Kate from her diary

    Kate McCann's diary, which was apprehended in early August by Policia Judiciaria in the Vista Mar villa at Praia da Luz, close to Lagos, and which was rented by Madeleine's parents, will not be very useful to the investigation at the moment. It was one of the clues that were used by police in order to help the investigators to trace the "psychological profile" of the English child's mother, namely in terms of her relationship with her children, her husband and other family members, besides friends. And the level of disturbance she felt over her daughter's disappearance.

    As DN could find out, PJ has photocopied several pages of that diary when it was apprehended, at the time of Kate's depositions. Those photocopies are in possession of the criminal instruction judge at the Judicial Court in Portimao, so the apprehension is validated. This has to happen because the diary is, just like any private correspondence, considered to be a document which is part of the "intimacy and privacy" of a person.

    As DN could establish, the investigation will also focus on the McCanns' car: there will be even more detailed forensic investigation, and probably its interior will be taken apart. But these diligences can only take place after the total analyses arrive, which, according to sources that are connected to the process, has not happened yet.

    Policia Judiciaria (PJ) awaits the emission of judicial warrants in order to perform new diligences that will focus on the discovery of the cadaver. The area close to the church of Nossa Senhora da Luz is one of the targets that has already been marked by the investigators.

    DN knows that workers from the building company that worked in Praia da Luz were questioned, in order to clarify "which ditches were open on streets close to the church at the time of the disappearance" of the child. As much as was possible to confirm, the ditches were "40 centimeters deep and the terrain beneath is rockt". The area was covered with cement, then with cobblestones and finally levelled with a cylinder, after the conclusion of work that included the renovation of the sewage collection system, and water, electricity and telephone networks. "We saw nothing out of the ordinary when we covered the ditches", the workers guaranteed to PJ at the time. There were still deeper ditches in the area that surrounds the church.

    The judge who is responsible for the process, Pedro Anjos, has tried cases involving children before, and has a reputation for being very hard.

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    English lab delays analyses of residues from apartment

    Policia Judiciaria still waits for the results from tests on the samples of bilogical residues that were collected in the Ocean Club apartment where the McCann family was staying. This information, which was not yet delivered by the Birmingham lab, in England, is crucial in order to decide the following steps in the investigation, and to start new interrogations of Kate and Gerry McCann, as well as an eventual increase in the coercion measures, depending on whether it is Maddie's blood or not.

    Until now, the PJ has only received the results of the DNA research that concern the residues that were found in the boot of the Renault Scenic that was rented by the couple several days after Madeleine's disappearance. And those analyses indicated a compatibility level of 80% with the genetic profile of the English girl - other results that were received were inconclusive.

    But when confronted with this and other data during their interrogations as arguidos, Maddie's parents remained silent. It is still to be known whether they will maintain the same stance if the samples that were collected from a wall and a curtain in the apartment - the location where one of the English dogs marked the presence of cadaver odor - are compatible with their daughter's genetic profile.

    News that were published in England yesterday reported that the McCann couple will ask for new forensic testing on the rental car in which the English dogs signalled cadaver odor in the boot and found biological residues of the girl.

    Validated apprehension

    While this waiting moment passes, as JN reported yesterday, a criminal instruction judge was asked to validate the apprehension of an agenda that belongs to Kate McCann, which can also be seen as a "diary". PJ wants to further investigate the habits of Madeleine's mother through that and other documents. The same magistrate will also pronounce himself about the request for assistant status, that was made by the couple, and should deny it.

    On the other hand, the Ministerio Publico is analysing what diligences are justified at this point in the investigation. One of them, as has been reported previously, is related to the questioning of relatives and friends of the McCanns, through a request letter to England. The attorney who is in charge of the case will also decide whether it is justified to search further locations where the eventual body of the child could have passed through.


    English couple defies Portuguese police

    Kate and Gerry McCann sent a message to Policia Judiciaria yesterday, defying the inspectors to find Madeleine's body in order to prove the couple's involvement. According to English newspaper 'Daily Mail', the lawyers for Madeleine's parents said that without a body, it will be extremely difficult to prove the involvement in the alleged death of the 4-year-old child.

    Jose Socrates compliments the Judiciaria's performance

    Prime minister Jose Socrates, making a statement to 'El Pai's, said he had "total confidence in the Portuguese police's work", in a case he guaranteed to be "difficult", and which he qualified as strictly "police-related" and not political. "Portuguese police have done the best they can to find out what happened to the child", he said, considering that "the politicians' duty is simply not to feed the soap-opera".

    Attorneys meet with English journalists

    Justine McGuiness, Kate and Gerry's spokesperson, and Angus McBride, one of the couple's attorneys, have been meeting the editors of British newspapers, in an attempt to regain sympathy for the couple. JN knows that these meetings have been happening since early this week and have been scheduled by the McCann Team.

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    Diary: PJ wants to add it to the process
    Kate calls her children hysterical in the diary


    Kate's diary is fundamental for the investigators of the Policia Judiciaria, who found it open in the villa that was rented by the McCanns after the disappearance of Madeleine from the Ocean Club.

    The diary was not apprehended because it is included, in juridical terms, within the sphere of private correspondence, but it was analysed by police investigators. As it cannot be valued as evidence, PJ's members asked the lawyer of the Ministerio Publico to ask for its formal apprehension. This has to be done by the instruction judge, in a separate order, so it cannot be rendered invalid later.

    CM could further determine that the importance of the diary is considered to be high. In it, Kate reveals traces of her personality. She often complains that her children are "hysterical" and she talks about Madeleine as a child whose excessive activity consumes her strength. She also says that Gerry doesn't help her with family chores, and that it is on her that the obligation to take care of the small ones falls. CM also knows that Kate reveals details of May 3. She confesses to no crime, but she describes the hours before Maddie disappeared.

    Yesterday, an English newspaper also said that the PJ also wants to apprehend Gerry's personal computer. The purpose would be to access his mailbox, a diligence that was never performed because it is only now that the parents became formal suspects.

    Tests have not arrived yet

    The biological tests that are being performed in the Birmingham Lab have not arrived yet. What is missing is the confirmation of the genetical profiles that were collected in the apartment where the child disappeared from, which, if from Madeleine, come to reinforce the theory of death and concealment of a body.

    While the instruction judge does not speak about the requests that were made by PJ, authorities continue to work on the case. The diligences are less visible now, but searches in areas which do not require a judicial mandate are not completely excluded.

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    Murat opens his doors to the police

    The lawyer of Anglo-Portuguese Robert Murat, the first arguido in the Madeleine McCann case, for suspicion of being involved in the child’s disappearance, does not know whether new diligences are scheduled, including questioning of his client or even searches at his mother’s house, in Praia da Luz, which was thoroughly searched twice, in May and in August – and which is located 100 meters from the room where the child disappeared from.

    But Francisco Pagarete is tranquil in case new investigations in that direction become necessary. “Admitting to a scenario that the inspectors need to investigate the house, the garden or whatever they need to investigate again, they know the doors are open and our cooperation and our interest go into that direction, too”, the jurist told DN yesterday.

    At a time when some newspapers are again mentioning investigations of the Policia Judiciaria about old connections between Robert Murat and Gerry McCann, thus insisting on suspicions of the involvement of the Anglo-British man in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Francisco Pagarete wants to cooperate as much as possible with the investigation, so that “all the rumors that have been published in some media stop appearing once and for all”.

    On the other hand, Francisco Pagarete says Robert Murat is aware that until the inquiry is finished, “it will be difficult for him to stop being an arguido in this process”, in which he is subject to ‘Termo de Identidade e Residencia” since May 14 (the weakest coercion measure that is included in the Portuguese Penal Code Process). But, “in the interest of the discovery of the material truth of the facts”, he remains “available” to cooperate with the investigation. Yesterday, Robert Murat was seen for the first time in several weeks in Praia da Luz, walking with his partner and girlfriend (who has also been heard by the Judiciaria within the process).

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