UK Police Announce New Leads in Missing Madeleine McCann …Searching for 6 British Cleaners Driving a White Van … Missing Since 3/6/07 in Praia da Luz, Portugal
According to British police, they are investigating new leads in the case of Madeleine McCann, the little British girl who disappeared six years ago in Portugal at the age of three. Scotland Yard officials have reviewed the case, they have a list of “people of interest” whom they plan to question in connection with the little girl’s disappearance. As reported in the Daily Mail, Scotland Yard hunt six British cleaners driving a white van.
Madeleine McCann went missing on March 6, 2007 from the resort that her family was staying in Praia da Luz, Portugal. It is hard to believe that Maddy has been missing for six years.
Age progression rendering of Maddy McCann
Scotland Yard said it has identified several “persons of interest” and “both investigative and forensic opportunities” in the case. The force said Friday its work is under way to support police in Portugal, even though they have closed their investigation into the disappearance.
As reported at FOX News, “The purpose of the review was to look at the case with fresh eyes and there is always real benefit in doing so.”
“The purpose of the review was to look at the case with fresh eyes and there is always real benefit in doing so. The review has further identified both investigative and forensic opportunities to support the Portuguese. There is more than a handful of people of interest which could be explored further if only to be eliminated,” Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell told Sky News.
Portuguese authorities who worked on the original investigation were widely criticized for how they handled the case.
Police initially focused their investigation on Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry. But the two were cleared in July 2008, when the attorney general ruled there was nothing to link them to Madeleine’s disappearance.
UPDATE I: Scotland Yard hunt six British cleaners driving a white van in search for missing Maddie.
British cleaners and Portuguese manual workers are among new suspects in the Madeleine McCann investigation, The Mail on Sunday has learned.
Sources said ‘low-level’ workers – handymen, cleaners and gardeners – have become the focus of interest. Some are thought to have been employed by the Ocean Club complex on a casual basis and may have already been interviewed.
Police are said to be keen to trace six British cleaners who were working in Praia da Luz when Madeleine vanished and who didn’t appear in the Portuguese files.
They are said to have used a white van and went from apartment to apartment offering their services, chiefly concentrating on expats.
Madeleine found or just wishful thinking?
Stephen Birch, a commercial real estate developer from South Africa and a self proclaimed investigator says he knows where missing Madeleine “Maddy” McCann is buried. Birch claims to have taken scans with a ground penetrating device last week in Praia da Luz, the Portuguese holiday resort, which includes the property called Casa Lilliana owned by Jennifer Murat, where Madeleine disappeared five years ago. He passed them to Scotland Yard detectives who are carrying out an investigative review of the case However, many are skeptical as this area had previously been searched.
Early on in the investigation of Madeleine’s disappearance, Jennifer’s son, Robert Murat who lived with his mother at Casa Lilliana was questioned by the police. A search of the grounds by police using hi-tech scanning equipment and a SAR dog resulted in finding no evidence.
However, there is a catch. The very individual who admittedly is obsessed with the case of missing Maddie McCann, could be facing legal issues. Stephen Birch trespassed on private property while doing his search and could face criminal trespassing charges.
Madeleine McCann was 3 years old when she vanished from the family’s hotel room where they were vacationing in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal in 2007.
Could missing Madeleine McCann still be alive, British authorities say she just might. Madeleine McCann disappeared five years ago while on a family vacation in Portugal. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said he is leading a team of more than 30 police officers focusing on the case; however, he said police also have to consider that she may be dead.
Madeleine McCann – Age progression
British girl Madeleine McCann, who went missing on a family vacation in Portugal, may still be alive, British authorities said Wednesday.
London’s Metropolitan Police plan to release a new image of the girl, who vanished in May 2007.
Madeleine was nearly 4 years old when she vanished from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz as her parents dined in a nearby tapas restaurant with friends.
Despite a huge police investigation and massive coverage in the Portuguese and British media, she has not been found.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – Amazon.com pulls Pat Brown’s Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann off the Shelf
- Amazon.com pulls Pat Brown’s Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann off the Shelf, is this fair or censorship?
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – Amazon.com pulls Pat Brown's Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann off the Shelf: Download
Missing Madeleine McCann, Investgator Marcelino Italiano Says She was Kidnapped by Portuguese Pedophile Ring & Possibly in the US
Could there finally be a break in the case of missing Maddy McCann?
Madeleine McCann, 3 years old at the time, disappeared in 2007 while on vacation while on vacation with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal. It has often been speculated that Maddy McCann was abducted by pedophile. Now comes the following breaking news from private investigator Marcelino Italiano.
Marcelino Italiano told reporters that Maddy McCann was kidnapped by a Portuguese pedophile ring that prays on young children in the Algarve region of southern Portugal then smuggles them out of the country. Italiano also went on to say that he believes she may have been brought to the United States.
Marcelino Italiano, 36, told the Sun he’s informed police that the then 3-year-old was taken by a Portuguese pedophile ring that hunts children in the Algarve region of southern Portugal then smuggles them out of the country, the Sun reported.
“I know these people were involved and I have been told that Madeleine may now be in America,” he said. “…I think there have been over a dozen children kidnapped. They prey on the weak and vulnerable.”
According to reports in the UK Sun, the PI has has named two key suspects, two prominent Portuguese businessmen and provided photographs of them at a birthday party in the Algarve. The pedophile ring sounds an awful like the movie “Taken”, staring Liam Neeson. However, we don’t need to look to the movies when we can go straight to a real life comparison. The pedo ring is very similar to the case of theCasa Pia paedophile ring, which involved the kidnapping of youngsters from state-run orphanages (VIDEO).
The search continues as Kate and Gerry McCann search for their missing daughter. A family spokesman for the McCann’s stated that the reports that Madeleine McCann was taken to the US after being adducted in Portugal must be treated with caution; however, the individual did do the right thing by coming forward with the information.
More background of case can be found at Scared Monkeys.net Missing Persons Forum, Maddy McCann.