Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect - #20

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  1. Dlk79

    Dlk79 Well-Known Member

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    In that hypoethical scenario, I'd say yes, the abductor would have assumed GM to be back at the table by that point. The conversation with JW was pure chance, had he not bumped into him he would have been back with the rest of the group when Tannerman crossed the road.

    Hard to say whether he knew GM's face or the Tapas routines. If the abductor was forced to hide when GM entered, it might suggest perhaps not. But then again, his plan may have been to lie in wait in the apartment and as soon as the first check was done, make his move. Giving him the maximum amount of time possible to get away from scene before the discovery is made at the next check.

    It would make sense that if the abduction was planned and that the apartment/Tapas group were being watched, the most logical time to strike would be immediately following a check.
     
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  2. mrjitty

    mrjitty Well-Known Member

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    As far as we know there is no "ping" or true locational data

    Only connection info when the tower and phone connect for a call or message. I think what FF is saying is that the Azimuth data does not actually place CB in PdL - he could be up to 6km away from the tower.

    Last year i sat through days of expert testimony on this in relation to the McStay case where there was also only connection/azimuth

    All you really know is that the accused is somewhere within an arc - but the distance from the tower is essentially unknown.
     
  3. Chiatos

    Chiatos Well-Known Member

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    Has Mathew ever been considered arguido?
    P.J. POLICE FILES: GERRY MCCANN'S STATEMENT 10 MAY 2007

    At around 9.25pm, the interviewee went into his apartment and Madeleine's apartment to check on the children. He states that the door of the bedroom that was occupied by Madeleine and the twins, was open and that there was enough light in the bedroom for him to see the twins in their cots. That he couldn't see the bed occupied by Madeleine, but as it was all quiet, he deduced that she was sleeping. That the light was not from an artificial source inside the apartment, but perhaps something coming from outside through the bedroom window. That it seemed to him that the shutters of the Master' bedroom window were open without knowing if the window was also open.
    P.J. POLICE FILES: MATTHEW OLDFIELD'S STATEMENT 04 MAY 2007

    Why couldn't he see MM's bed? Because he didn't reach up to the bedroom door?
     
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  4. Chiatos

    Chiatos Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea whether this has been mentioned before:
    Tannerman resembles the Polish guy in P.J. POLICE FILES: NUNO LOURENCO
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    And his wife resembles:
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  5. MENDEL

    MENDEL Well-Known Member

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    DCI Andy Redwood accepted it was the father who claimed to have been there with his daughter from a creche nearby.

    The Polish couple were investigated by Leicestershire, German and Polish LE and cleared.
     
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  6. Chiatos

    Chiatos Well-Known Member

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    They were cleared because they didn't fly back with MM.
    And nothing else.

    Why would any abductor take a flight back home together with the abducted child for everbody to see?

    That's no proper clearance IMO.
     
  7. Anxala

    Anxala Well-Known Member

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    The only thing (in the absence of GM himself saying he didn't actually see her on his check, if the case) that would prove it concretely is if evidence emerges that MM was gone from the apartment prior to that 9:05-10pm check.
     
  8. redplanet

    redplanet Well-Known Member

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    AR's understanding of the geography appears to be somewhat less than robust . I even wonder did he ever visit the apartment? And did he ever walk from the apartment to the evening kidsclub and back? Why does he fail to mention the 180 degrees directional difference?
     
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  9. haden

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    We do not even know the timeline FF is talking about.

    Why would anyone question GM's timeline of events?

    May I remind you CB became a suspect because he "admitted" to being involved? He admitted it not once but twice, possibly even to people who don't know each other.

    He has a criminal record of doing similar stuff. His phone pings in the area and also "connects" to OC at the time of the crime.
    Plus HCW has even "more proof" that he hasn't revealed.

    And someone is still doubting it and trying to switch the blame on GM.

    Gosh!
     
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  10. Newthoughts

    Newthoughts Well-Known Member

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    Nobody is trying to shift the blame to GM. They're speculating on how FF has come up with CB only having 90 second window to abduct MM. So going back to the timings seems logical. Anything that pushes the time back gives him a greater window. In the absence of anything else the only clear things are when MM was last seen and when KM found her missing. That is the only period in which a 90 second window makes sense

    If GM is out on time or mistaken in how well he checked - JWs statement for example gives a window of 8.45 to 9.15 for his conversation with GM - that could possibly give CB a larger window.

    They were, after all checking that their kids were asleep and therefore ok. If abduction had even remotely crossed their mind they wouldn't have left their appt at all.

    They had had an uneventful holiday and their checking system had worked. They were relaxed, they were enjoying themselves, they'd probably had a few drinks. and then they were in every parents worse nightmare. I'd imagine their first thought would be trying to search rather than what would seem to be wasting precious minutes going thru the timings of the night
     
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  11. haden

    haden Well-Known Member

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    It was always thought MM was taken in between MO and KM checks. Because when MO was there the window wasn't opened and there was no draft.
    MO was there at 9.30 pm and KM came in at 10 pm.
    If the intruder was in all the time and hiding throughout all checks then 90 seconds would be enough for him to leave through the front doors.

    How does FF know his clients phone pings? Was this possibly discussed at CB's first interview with German police? IMO FF can only see this file and know what was discussed during this interview and what his client said.
     
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  12. MENDEL

    MENDEL Well-Known Member

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    AR traveled to PDL (pic).

    I think that 180º was considered but I'm not sure and must search for that.

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  13. peanutJelly

    peanutJelly Well-Known Member

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    But the same as most of the other tapas checks, they were checking if any of the children had awoken. I can understand them not going too much into the children’s bedroom as would defeat the objective of checking they’re not awake if you wake them up by checking!
     
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  14. MENDEL

    MENDEL Well-Known Member

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    Just one thing.

    What's in discussion is evidence about CB. If you think a ping, two confessions and a promise is enough, perhaps others don't.

    Is there anyone blaming GM or are they questioning what he saw? We're not talking about a saint (as far as I know) so as a human he can be questioned like everybody else.
     
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  15. peanutJelly

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    Agree with your post so much. We just need to bear in mind that in all the stress they did actually sit down to write out all the timings. If they’d be as diligent as they’d stated this wouldn’t have been necessary. They were at the end of a lovely holiday, and yes feeling relaxed. Thoughts of abduction were not there at all, hence them leaving any of the children without adult protection
     
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  16. peanutJelly

    peanutJelly Well-Known Member

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    Yes agree Mendel, I don’t think anyone is blaming the parents. There’s lots of research available on false memories to support what is being said. GM has experienced an awful thing, it’s certainly possible that his memory recall is not 100% a reflection of what he did/ saw/ experienced
     
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    No one was accusing GM or putting blame on him, all that was being said was his timings, and how they could be a bit wrong, or maybe he was a bit mixed up due to events etc.o_O
     
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  18. snowpea666

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    Absolutely, In my work I have seen this often, the mind is a funny thing, especially in trauma, yes the poor parents had to give statements but they were in no way able at that time to remember every tiny detail, sometimes it can take years to remember something, and sometimes never. Not being bad about the parents, it is what it is, but the guilt they must have felt would be overwhelming in itself along with the fact she was gone, so so sad.
     
  19. redplanet

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    Many photos of AR in the mound search area, and possibly in another of the SY search areas, and maybe in Portimao, but I have never seen a single photo of him anywhere near the apartment.
     
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    redplanet Well-Known Member

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    ".... he could see that the twins were in their cots and there was no sound, erm so he just assumed everything was alright, he didnt put his head round the door to see if M was in her bed, but he said he did wonder where she slept, erm poked his head, well you know kind of looked into G and Ks room, just ...."
    P.J. POLICE FILES: RACHAEL OLDFIELD'S ROGATORY
    IMO it's clear to me that MO saw enough of M's bed to form an opinion that there was probably no child in it. That is the only way IMO to logically explain what follows: "did wonder where she slept" and "looked into G and Ks room".
     
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