What if Maddy died before the McCanns went to dinner? And they put her in the bed, covered with a spread and she looked like a sleeping child. So when friends came to check on the children they all appeared to be sound asleep. I haven't calculated the time of death but what if Maddie died around 6 o'clock? I believe the parents went to dinner around 9. So the parents would have a three hour window of opportunity to plan where to put the body. Did Gerry go to check just before Katie? That would give them time to dispose of the body before Katie raised the alarm. What if the man seen carrying a sleeping child was Gerry? Taking her body to a car or other hiding place? Since I'm sure the hotel and grounds were thoroughly checked it would have to have been a very secure place. And then the body was eventually retrieved and put in the trunk of a car and disposed of somewhere. I posted a similar question at Courttv but so far have not recieved any replies! I'd be interested in you posters comments, clarifications and ideas.