1 - Gonçalo Amaral starts by thanking family and friends, anonymous citizens who supported him and also cibernauts and bloggers who 'defended the cause of truth and justice'.
2 - Very strange Mr Alípio Ribeiro's remark that making the McCanns arguidos was a hasty decision because he knew it all along and agreed with the decision at the time (I always thought that was ridiculous because there was no way such a decision in such a worldwide known case would habe been made without the agreement of the National Director of the PJ).
3 - The British Police agreed with the PJ that Madeleine had died in apartment 5A and that there was a body that needed to be found. Later things seemed to have changed.
4 - Making them arguidos was inevitable due to the non-incrimination principle. Certain questions culd not be asked if they weren't arguidos. Even for their own protection.
5 - Unsual, priviledged treatment of the couple is stressed.
6 - The British Police was working very closely with the PJ. They were in a room just next to the 'crisis room' the PJ worked in and were aware of everything that was going on.
7 - The McCann's routine is described. Madeleine, Sean and Madeleine spend most of the time in the créche.
8 - Sorry, let me just insert here something that hasn't got anything to do with Mr Amaral's book: Hello, visitor from Leicester. Stick around if you wish to be updated on 'The truth of the Lie'.
9 - On the 1st of May Madeleine cries for an hour and 15 minutes, between 10h30 and 11h45 pm and cries for daddy. She only stops crying when her parents get back home.
10 - The next morning Madeleine questions her parents about not being there while she cried all that time. (My comment: doesn't seem to have worked, does it?).
11 - When the first police officers arrived at the scene several people were inside the apartment. Gonçalo Amaral says that mistakes were made because the scene should have been recorded (pictures or footage) with the people who were there so important aspects like the way those people were dressed was recorded. The twins were sleeping and did not wake up with all the comotion. And the bed sheets in the twins' cots was not there. First 72 hours are extremely important in these cases.
12 - Contradiction regarding the checking times. Some say every 30 minutes, other say every 15 minutes. Gonçalo Amaral calls Glen Power for info on the whole group. They history could be essential for the case.
13 - Inspector Chief Tavares de Almeida forgets his holiday because of the case. All Portuguese forces were now aware of the crime as well as Interpol. Searches start. The apartment had been contaminated by friends of the couple, employees from the resort, GNR officers and their dogs and other unknown people. Was the contamination out of ignorance or was it on purpose?
14 - Early in the morning the searches continue, a crime scene team from Lisbon is on the way and the PJ starts to formally interview hundreds of people. The PJ asks British police for help regarding any British turist present in the Algarve who may have a criminal record. Footage from hotels, banks, supermarkets, gas stations and highways are checked. Spain is alerted to pay attention to departures to Morocco. The harbours of Tarifa and Algeciras are checked through cctv footage. Marinas in the Algarve are checked as weel as their records of departures and arrivals.
15 - The PJ checks all photos and footage from the Tapas 9. Clues could be found there, according to Mr Amaral. However, there are no photos or footage at night which might have been useful to help understand what happened that evening. Sexual offenders are checked to make sure they weren't around PDL at the time and the criminal history of PDL is also investigated. No signs of break in, unlike the McCanns and Sky news reported. The PM, Public Ministry is informed of the situation. In the document the case is treated like a "Kidnapping?". Mr Amaral said the document is in the files and that as early as the 4th of May there were questions, which explains the question marks after 'kidnapping'.
16 - All possibilities were on the table. The abduction theory was good for the investigation, according to Mr Amaral because it allowed more means, man power and tools to work with. It wasn't in the best interest of the investigation that the parents and friends were aware that they could be possible suspects. 12 hours after the disappearance a diplomat arrives at the PJ in Portimão. He was not happy and he was heard saying that the PJ 'wasn't doing anything'.
17 - Info from the British Police is late, unlike what normally happens in other cases. No infor on the couple, the friends or the children. It was important to be sure that Madeleine was their biological daughter. British Ambassador arrives. All this diplomacy is not normal according to Mr Amaral. 'Who is this couple?' 'Who are these friends?'.
18 - The searches go on. A helicopter is used and the OC employees are questioned. It's a battle against time because the following day /the 5th of May) is the day some of the potential witnesses are due to return to the UK. The press, Portuguese and British is already in PDL. Why was the press called in so quickly, apparently before the police?
19 - The apartment is checked for finger and hand prints, hair, fibres, blood and other biological evidence. Mistakes were made and Amaral underlines the person on the outside without a full suit on. No signs of break in and no prints of other people other than the ones who were supposed to have been at the apartment. No glove marks found either. A hand print is found and also fingerprints on the window from where Madeleiene was taken according to her parents. The hand print belonged to one of the first officers (A GNR? My question) who arrived at the scene.
20 - The road work being done in the streets of PDL was checked by workmen, police officers and sniffing dogs. The Tapas are formally questioned in Portimão (it's still the morning of the4th of May). First contradictions are detected. Jane Tanner 'saw' the abductor. Gerry and Jeremy were very close and did not see Jane or the abductor. The need for translation doesn't help because there is more time to think about what people should say. Kate and Gerry have no doubt that it is a kidnapping. Contradictions regarding the door and the window and shutters. (Open, closed, locked, unlocked, etc.)
21h05: Gerry - all is well with the children.
21h10/21h15: Jane Tanner - Sees alleged abductor carrying a child.
21h30: Mathew Oldfield - enter the aprtment but not the bedroom and only sees the twins.
22h00: Kate - finds Madeleine missing.
21 - If the window was open why didn't Oldfield see it if at the time Jane Tanner had already seen the 'abductor'? Mathew says the door was slightly open. Kate states the door was completely open. (let's remember that the abductor was already supposed to have taken Madeleine before Oldfield checks).
22 - Kate mentions the 'abductor' mentioned by Jane but describes him in a completely different way. Jane said the man had light trousers and hair the lenghth of his neck. Kate says the abductor was wearing jeans and had long hair. (I'm sorry but I feel the need to comment here. I'm reading page 52 and how these people can be believed is a mistery to me).
23 - The description evolved. Now the abductor was 1.78 m tall, was wearing light trousers and a dark shirt and was carrying a child who seemed to be wearing pyjamas.
24 - I will be having a break soon for lunch and to watch Mr Amaral on Sic Channel.
25 - Jane's decription evolves again: it is now a dark skinned man, 35-40, thin, around 1,70 m, very thick and dark hair neck length, linen trousers beige or gold, Duffy' type jacket but not as thick, classic black shoes, was rushing and was carrying a child that weird way we all know (I'm surprised she missed his underwear!). By the way the man was dressed, Janes said he didn't look like a turist. The child was apparently sleeping and she only saw the legs. The child had no shoes on. Cotton pyjamas, light colour, possibly white or pink and maybe flowers on it. Jane said she would recognise the man from behind and by the way he walked.
26 - Jane said she didn't know what Madeleine was supposed to wear which surprised the police because 14 hours had passed and Gerry and Kate must have mentioned it, especially because Madeleine's description and clothes had been given to police officers, locals and turists who were looking for the missing child.
27 - There is footage of a girl looking like Madeline in one gas station. The parents are informed and Kate is asked to return to Portimão to see if it is Madeleine or not. Instead of being full of hope, Kate looks bored for being forced to return to Portimão and seems angry at the speed of the police car which startled police officers.
Having my break now. I have to say that what I'm doing isn't in any way a translation. I'm only summarising what I feel is more important. It would be impossible to translate everything so important details may be missed.
28 - First press release on the case. Special authorisation has to be requested. Lots of info starts to arrive, especially info from'psychics' and people who say they had visions and dreams about Madeleine (this reminds me of someone. Tee hee hee). Although they aren't credible, they are checked everytime it's possible. Several sketches of Madeleine with different hair cuts and colour are done.
Mr Amaral on TV. Then lunch. See you in a while.
29 - On the 4th of May the PJ stays in PDL past 10hoo because they want the sight the lighting conditions and other details. The police finds it surprising that Jane was able to see all those details because it was already quite dark and the visibility is not good. Where did the 'abductor' take Madeline? Was there a car? if there was why wouldn't anyone see it if the car had to be driven towards the centre of PDL? The beach was the most likely destination to anyone who would not wish to be seen. Gerry stated he entered the apartment using the main entance and using his key. Why? If the back entrance was a lot closer and it was apparently unlocked? Kate and Gerry say the aductor did not enter the apartment from the back entrance because they could see it from the Tapas bar and would have spotted him. That is a lie. And this lie is most likely intended to state that Madeleine and her twin brother and sister were safe and that there was no neglect. They were obviously not safe or Madeleine wouldn't be missing.
30 - Another weird aspect: so, the abductor enter through the door and leaves through the window carrying a child? Why not using the door again? It would be easier and it wouldn't be so suspicious. The police officers discuss their suspicions in the 'cruisis' room. The pressure due to the media frenzy starts to kick in.
Sorry, guys. Little break. Important phone call.
31 - Several statements about people acting in a strange way are checked. Some can be discarded but at least one cannot be fully investigated because in the meanwhile those people returned to their countries of origin. However, in that case it was possible to identify the flight and no sign of Madeleine. A gipsy camping site is also checked as well as more than 400 apartments and houses in PDL.
32 - The possibility of searching the Tapas apartments is discussed. The interest is to locate Madeleine clothes, the ones which she was wearing that day to check them for evidence of violence, for instance. However, at this stage it is considred that treating the Tapas as suspects might not be good for the inestigation. Mr Amaral consideres this, at present, a mistake. But there was too much pressure to investigate the abduction scenario.
33 - It seemed like it was forbidden to suspect the Tapas 7 or the parents. Diplomacy was always around. Publicly the case is treated as a kidnapping to avoid media speculation, although all possibilities are being investigated by the police and many question arise. The media frenzy gets bigger and bigger. The PJ has dificulties dealing with that. At the same time the preoccupation of the McCanns in dealing with the press is noticed.
34 - The PJ keeps an eye on their public appearances. All info is being checked and the PJ starts working on the mobile phones info. No communications which arise questions are detected, apart from Robert Murat who will later be made an arguido. The PJ check Kate and Gerry's phone records. Kate did not make any phone calls between the 27th April and the 4th of May which arises suspicions. And hasn't received any between 11h22 on the 2nd of May and 23h17 of the 3rd. Gerry's phone has no record of calls before the 4th at 00h15. But wait, there is a record on Kate's phone of a phone call from her husband on the 3rd May at 23h17. The same record doesn't exist on Gerry's phone. So the records were deleted. Why?
35 - An unconfirmed piece of news arrives at the PJ. Apparently the British secret services had, after the (whatever) crime, tapped the Tapas phones. If that was true the info was never sent to the PJ which also thought about tapping them but who feared the reaction if it was found out and also the refusal of the judge because at the time there wasn't strong reasons to do it.
I haven't colapsed. I'm just reading. It's impossible to translate it all so I'm selecting the more important passages. Don't worry, CM, I'm not leaving out any of the excerpts which will help you sue. :-)
I apologise for my more than likely spelling and grammar mistakes but it's impossible to go back and check it all. I'm reading and translating. Page 78 now.
36 - A bit of the life of the McCanns is described. Kate had a tiring life. Three children to take care of. Madeleine apparently wasn't an easy child. At the time of the holiday Kate was probably exhausted and had mentioned that before leaving for PDL she had a bad feeling/ an omen.
37 - The police found it weird that the children spent so much time in the créche but after interviewing the nannies they were told it was not a general rule but it was quite common. (My opinion, now: as CM would say, a cultural thing, apparently. Yeah, right.)
38 - Madeleine was at the créche the day she disappeared until 5h30. That was the last time anyone outside the group saw her. Madeleine was apparently very close to her dad and revealed an extreme love for her twin brother and sister. (I'm becoming soft because this passage just made me cry. Yep, dear pros, the evil bitch cries).
39 - During July and one of Gerry's visits to England, a British Police officer visited him at home. On the fridge there was a piece of paper with some of Madeleine's problems written on it. Madeleine apparently had problems sleeping and used to get up at night quite often. It is mentioned that Madeleine's grandfather admitted that the children were given something to help them sleep. Mr Amaral says this can explain why the twins did not wake up and that it also may have been the basis of Madeleine's tragic faith.
40 - Madeleine's health records were really important and were asked for with insistence. However, they were not sent. Historically, in these types of siuations, apparently the UK is not very cooperative. And the secrecy between doctors and patients was also a setback. Her eye detail may be related to other health problems but without medical records it was not able to confirm this.
41 - the 7th of May. leicester police officers start to arrive. Later, Scotland yeard also cooperated. Several leads are pursued, 'suspects' found but discarded. Lots of Madeleine sightings. Lots of checking regarding Madeleine sighting. The Morocco saga starts. Mr Amaral talks about the photo of the little girl in Morocco who looked like Madeleine (not really). Mr Amaral was informed and diligencies to confirm it were done. But Mr Amaral said that he stated it wasn't Madeleine (remember this was in September and by that time Mr Amaral was sure Madeleine was no longer alive).
42 - The McCanns were at the time of the Morocco sighting already arguidos and both the British and the Portuguese police agreed that Madeleine was dead. Howeevr, something strange happened. The British Police had shown the Mccanns the photo before informing the PJ about its existence. Apparently a british police officer showed them the photo, asked them if it was Madeleine and the McCanns answered:'it can be'. Gonçalo Amaral was surprised that they weren't sure. After all it was their daughter. We all know how this ended. The child and her mother were identified and it wasn't Madeleine.
43 - 23rd of May: according to Mr Amaral the McCanns contacted Gordon Brown on that day and the PJ knew for sure that now this would be a political case, not a police one.
44 - A man, apparently British who has an Asian background, spotted in a photo with Murat and also in a photo where Gerry is in a park with the children is investigated. Info is collected and the British Police checks him out and gets an identification. He is discarded as not having anything to do with Madeleine and as being in the park with his own daughter and then helping in the searches like hundreds of other turists. (I believe this is the man the pro brigade - Rosiepoophead and the rest of the mental bunch - identified as a dirty PJ who was most likely related to Madeleine's abduction. How embarassing, uh? lololol)
45 - The photo of the poor man reached the British press (unlike many of the interesting aspects of the case). Mr Amaral says he has no idea of how it got to the UK papers and why it was publsihed (Sorry, Mr Amaral, but I do have an idea why. Which would, obviously, also explain why the pro brigade concentrated so much in this poor guy. I guess orders are orders.).
46 - One of the turists tld the PJ that he had heard gerry McCann speaking on the phone ans saying that there are paedophile rings operating in Portugal and that they took Madeleine. Mr Amaral says it's fantastic that after some hours the father of a missing child knows what heppened to her with such certainty.
47 - It was thought to do the reconstruction in May bit that wasn't possible. The number of turists, the number of journalists and the fact that the air space having to be closed (because of helicopters from the media) and the fact that it would make the public suspect the McCanns were being treated as suspects prevented it.
48 - Mr Amaral thinks that the reconstituiton should have been made even one year after and even with the parents only, who were the ones who couldn't refuse to come. He believes it would be helpful (I think he means the inconsistencies).
49 - A Dutch guy contacts the McCanns saying he wants money in exchange for Madeleine/ info about Madeleine's whereabouts. The police gets involved (PJ, Leicester Police and Scotland Yard). The e-mail exchange continues. The guy wants two millions and 500 thousand in advance. All are stressed. All but Gerry who was enjoying a lollipop, reading trivialities on the internet and discussing rugby and football with a British Police officer (I understand the guy. I also love football), which surprised the Portuguese and the British Police. The guy was arrested and only wanted money. He confessed (stay calm, he didn't confess to the PJ, he confessed to the Dutch police, so we wasn't severely beaten/almost killed like those barbarian Portuguese police officers do with all suspects) he knew nothing about Madeleine.
To explain Gerry's cold ways a british officer usually commented with his Portuguese counterparts: "Don't forget the guy starts cutting people in half after breakfast."
P.S: need to strecht my legs. Be back in a little while.
Ok, back to reading. Sorry guys, but this takes time.
50 - Several Police Officers from several police forces arrive as well as specialists in different areas and profilers. On the 14th of may Kater felt very offended with the liaison officers because they asked her where her daughter was. The McCann couple would not tolerate those questions and doubts. Those liaison officers' job was to make a bridge between the parents and the PJ and suppor the parents in any way they needed, However, it didn't last a week. After that questions the McCanns decided they did not need them anymore. Noone could doubt those parents let alone officers from their own country, writes Mr Amaral.
51 - A Portuguese PJ officer leaves for the UK to help Leicester Police triage info. Three Leicester police officers have a meeting in Portimão with Luís Neves, Guilhermino Encarnação and Gonçalo Amaral. The PJ is informed about the 'incident' between the McCanns and the liason offcer(s). As time went by the PJ realised that the theory most pursued in Portugal (Madeleine's death) was not known by everyone in Leicester. A 'rookie' british Police officer arrived in teh Algarve and was wearing thw Look for Madleine wristband. Portuguese PJ's commented that soon he would not be waeraingit anymore, which happened as soon as he came in contact with the files.
52 - Mr Amaral gets a phone call from his scared wife. Somebody had killed one of the family dogs, a Shitzu who had a serious head injury. Mr Amaral went home but was in a hurry because he needed to go back to work and didn't want his children to see the dog like that. He decided that he should bury the dog but the ground was to hard. So he decided to take the dog and put it in the trash bin. While doing so he couldn't help think how easy it was for someone to dispose of a dead body. Amaral's wife asks him to leave the investigation because she is scared. Mr Amaral tells his wife she is not being rational and that there are no reasons to be worried.
(I got to page 100). God, I'm tired. :-)
53 - Murat's story. His villa called attention because it was very close to the crime scene and because apparently the abductor was seen walking in that direction. Amaral decides to check and is surprised when a colleague tells him that Murat offered to translate at the scene if it was necessary, since he spike both English and Portuguese (I have to confess I would have done exactly the same thing). The police had to resort to volunteers due to the amount of turists and employees (hundreds) that had to be spoken to, even if informally in the beginning. The PJ starts to check him out, especially after the british journalist's suspicion. The PJ decide that it will be better if they keep him close and continue to use him as a volunteer translator. Murat seems interested in everything regarding the investigation. He is said to consult internet sites of a sexual nature, but no more details are known. British profilers atart working on him and seem interested.
Sorry. Phone call. I have to speed things up and be more concise or I'll take days! :-)
54 - Murat is watched. The rental of a car is investigated and the villa and cars are searched. Jane Tanner incriminates Murat. No signs of Madeleine. Murat's clothes and other objects are collected to be analised.
(I'm leaving a lot of stuff out because it's not possible to translate everything. I'm only summarising the most important aspects.)
55 - Murat made an arguido, declines lawyer. Answers all questions. The question of the phone calls between Murat, Malinka and Michaela is investigated. Apparently the three met on the 2nd May because of the internet site.
56 - Several suspicions arise regarding Murat, Michaela, Malinka and Luís António. They are all investigated. No signs of Madeleine anywhere. After a pseudo friend of Murat from teenage times incriminates him for bestiality and other stange behaviours British profilers say that there's an 90% chance that Murat is Madeleine's abductor.
57 - I forgot to add that the 'pseudo friend' apparently has a long criminal record and the the PJ was not very convinced by his statement.
58 - Suddenly, on the 16th May, some friends of the McCanns remember seeing Murat on the scene that night close to the apartment. GNR officers said that they only saw him the next morning when he offered to translate. Rachel, Fiona, Russel and Murat are put face to face. The Tapas say Murat was there. Murat says they're lying. The Tapas say that they will come back to Portugal if needed, which won't happen.
59 - The Smiths see a man carrying a child wearing pink or white pyjamas and no shoes. The child has got medium/long blonde hair. The man is between 30-35, is thin but fit and wears light trousers. Mr Smith contacts the Irish Police and tells them about that. It states the man is not Murat but the girl was most likely Madeleine.
60 - The Payne incident, regarding the sexual nature gestures is described. The statement was given to the British police 13 days after Madeleine went missing but was only sent to the PJ by the end of Octover after Amaral left.
Payne's visit to apartment 5A on the 3rd of May: Gerry said Payne stayed 30 minutes, Kate said it was 30 seconds (those two need to talk more, I say). The reasons for the visit and number of visitors also have different versions. Yvonne, with experience in children matters, gets to talk to the McCanns and asks several questions which annoy Kate who believes the police should be asking the questions not Yvonne. Kate also says thata couple too ker child and cries a lot. The McCanns refuse Yvonne's help after contradicting themselves more.
61 - The room seems too tidied up and too cold. Everything in the right place. No signs od an abductor who would have needed to use something to get out of the window. No footprints anywhere, nothing. Suspicions of an intentional modification of the crime scene. According to Kate Cudle Cat was close to teh pillow when she found Madeleine missing (where the hell is the non existent shelf?) Again the fact that the bed sheets of the twins' cots not being there.
62 - (Just to let you know that there are many interesting little details that I'm leaving out because it would take forever but that are new to the ones reading the book). The Tapas wrote two lists which are on the files with the times of the checking until the alarm was raised. Inconsistencies in those two lists also. As sson as the alarm is raised, everyone rushed and enter the apartment but Dianne Webster stays for some minutes.
63 - The two different list prove that the checking timelines were discussed. In order to escape the neglect accusations, the checking times were so close that they made the abduction virtually impossible. Mathew was supposed two have passed twice close to the window through whcih Madleine had already been taken and yet fails to see the window wide open, although his mission ws to check if everything was ok with the kids.
64 - Both police forces discuss the huge amount of inconsistencies.
65 - Jane also never mentioned the window completely opened.
66 - How could Kate leave the twins alone again with a window supposedly open with an abductor close by?
In the beginning of June Kate starts taking about the possibility of Madeleine's death and about contacts made bt psychics who claimed they knew where Madeleine's body was. Mr Amaral said that it almost seemed like Kate could soon say where Madeleine's body was even if in an indirect way.
67 - The McCanns ask for Mr Krugel, the south african body finder to come to PDL. Both police forces thought the idea was a bit ridiculous but didn't want to be accused of not doing everything. The couple would now admit that Madeleine could be dead unlike what they were publicly and still are claiming. The are where Krugel said Madeleine0s body would be had already been searched by GNR and its dogs but it was searched again. Nothing was found.
68 - Amaral describes a case he investigated where a 3 year old was beaten to death by her father. He describes what a police officer but also a father feels in such a situation and discusses the possible motive, generally speaking, which may lead people to hide a body.
69 - Amaral aslo underlines the difficulty in investigating cases of missing people and cases with no body. The british sniffing dogs are suggested and they come to PDL. As we all know, they detect death scent and blood.
70 - Mark Harrison analises the whole file, visits PDL on foot and in an helicopter and writes a report in which he states that Madeleine is most likely dead and her body most likely hidden in PDL. He alsos praises the PJ for all the work and efforts to try and find Madeleine alive but thinks it is now time to do different searches, the searches needed to find a body. (damn, the pro brigade must be pissed).
71 - It was now time to investigate parents and friends in a more serious manner. The impressive record of Eddie and Keela is described.
Sorry, guys. A phone call that I really have to answer. Don't kill me...
72 - The dogs are taken to apartment 5A and, as we know, detect death scent and blood, Arounf 10 pm Gerry is seen by the investigators driving around. Nothing was detected by the dogs in any of the other apartments. The history of apartment 5A was checked because another person could have died there before. Noone did which was sadly revealing. The death scent dog was taken to the field. Nothing was found. The police was now sure the biggest mistake was not to tap the Tapas' phones and not to follow them closely. A judge refuses the requeste for the phones to be tapped. The villa where the McCanns were now staying was searched by the dogs. The dog detects death scent on Cuddel Cat. (and people say cats and dogs don't get along...)
Sorry guys, press conference with Gonçalo Amaral.
Gonçalo Amaral was just asked about his opinion on being sued. He answered that the McCanns come from the oldest democracy in the world, a country where freedom of expression is a right. He said he is not worried but if the McCanns so wish, they could go to court and discuss the files from the frist to the last page. I have a personal opinion on this, that I will share later.
73 - Nothing is found on Murat's villa. But the garden is so badly dug that it is found the ouse was built on the top of an ancient romam village. The cars are checked. The god only react on the car hired by the McCanns. After Amaral left the investigation, he came to know that a witness, o Portuguese woman, stated that in the days before the cars were checked the trunk of the car was left open which family explained was because of soiled nappies and beef fluid that was spilled in te car after they went shopping once (did I tell you that before my current activity I was a Hollywood star? :-) )
74 - Mr Amaral tells us that the decision to send the blood and hair to FSS in the UK was because it was a renowned laboratory and because if they were analised in Portugal or elsewhere, the PJ feared some would say the results had been messed with to incriminate the argudos in case the results were clear. The most likely possibility is that Madeleine apparently died near the sofa.
75 - Mr Amaral said that the assessment of the house showed two different realities. KAte seemed mourning. Several pictures from MAdeleine, rosaries, saints and a bible marked on Samuel's Book, Chapter 12, about the death of a child. Gerry's 'part' of the space was colder. Gerry seemed to have been reading The Interpretation of Crime fromJed Rubenfeld, Spirit Messenger by Gordon Smith and Will to Live by Lance Armstring. Besides that, there were also several CEOP books which are only for police work, which startled Mark Harrison.
76 - The first results start to arrive. The blood found in the car has a 50% match with Gerry coming, most likely, from an offspring. Then, one of the samples comes back as a weak match to Madeleine, inspite of all the markers in the sample being a match, many markers were missing. The second sample, however, gad a 15 out of 19 marker match to Madeleine's DNA profile. Another preliminary report is sent that contradicts the first findings. For example, regarding the trunk sample there is, this time, no mention about the 15 components of Madeleine's DNA profile, like they never existed. Stuart then call FSS asking if they thought the Portuguese were idiots. He was heard saying that in the UK he had arrested people for less.
77 - As for the hair, apparently nothing came of ir. The PJ wanted to know if they came from a living person or a dead one. FSS said they could not answer that question. British officers suggested sending the hairs to other labs in Europe but FSS apparently didn't want to lose/ give the hairs back.
The only fingerprints found on the window belonged to Kate. Because of the position of the hand it's more than likely that they gor there when Kate opened that window, whenerever that happened.
78 - The time of the question of the McCanns is close and Stuart seems nervous. The PJ also wished to re-questions the whole group. Very little info on the McCanns arrives regarding their financial situation. According to UK authorities the McCanns have no credit card or ATM cards. However, the flights had been paid with credit cards so the PJ knew they had them.
*SIC is saying that the McCanns are sueing. Gonçalo Amaral was asked if he told everything in his book. He said that he didn't say everything.
79 - Mr Amaral says that if the McCanns were in any way responsible for what happened to MAdeleine then the fund would be a fraud. As the fund was set up in England it would have to be investigated by the British police.
80 - The McCanns were informed about the re-questioning and that they would ba made arguidos, even for their own protection. She replied asking what would her parents and the press think and say.
81 - Kate's re-questioning was interrupted from 8pm till 10pm for all involved to rest and have dinner (this one is dedicated to the pro brigade, which were tearful because poor, little Kate was among those barbarian police officers and they didn't even feed her). As soon as she is made an arguida, Kate shuts up. Gerry is made an arguido, answers his questions and denies any involvment. The McCanns go back to England and when they arrive and go down the plane's steps Mr Smith in Ireland regonises Gerry as the mand he had nseen carrying a child on that night. He contacts the police when his return to Portugal is being taken care of when Mr Amaral is pushed from the investigation. Afterwards, the next person in charge for the case decides that Mr Smith can be interviewed in his country through a rogatory letter. We all know that nothing happened.
82 - Mr Amaral discusses the fact that he was removed from the case. Portual seemed to have succumbed to the pressure. The info on the McCanns and other Tapas never arrived. Amaral says that both Police forces agreed on the path the investigation took but that after the McCanns left all British Police officers left too. So, were they here to help with the invstigation or were they were because of the McCanns (I find this very, very intereting and I had never thought about this this way). Find the body and prove we did it is also mentioned as well as the McCanns need to discredit the dogs.
Along the way Mr Amaral neighbour's house is broken into and some documents are stolen. The hasty answer to the journalist, which got him out of the case is also mentioned. Amaral says thet he knew immediately it had been a mistake but that he never knew how serious it would be because his words were greatly exagerated. Amaral is pushed on his birthday and later he knows that Gordon Brown apparently called Stuart to ask him if the man in charge of the investigation had really been pushed.
83 - May 2008. Amaral shares a meal with his colleague Tavares Rodrigues. The Madeleine case comes up and both comment on the fact the their case is all on the files and nothing can change that.
- Madeleine McCanns died in aprtment 5A on May the 3rd 2007.
- There was a simulation/fake of an abduction
- Kate and Gerry are suspects in the involvment of the disposal of their daughter's body.
- Madeleine's death may have been caused by a tragic accident.
- There is evidence of negligence regarding the guard and security of the children.
Then, Amaral says they did the best they could and worked hard to find out the truth. The truth which is the only thing that really matters in a universe which makes the truth of the lie more and more common.
Or maybe not.
Just wanted to tell you all that many things were left out. I hope you understand that I could not summarise everything. Some of the things I left out are not known to the public. Maybe they will be in the press. Or maybe you will read them when you buy your own copies in your own beautiful languages around the world. Thank you all for reading and thank you, especially, for caring for Madeleine and also for the men and women who worked like crazy to find out what happened to her. It's because of people like all of you that this world is a better place. The truth will always wins in the end.
And now, CM, you can bring in Scotland Yard. I really don't care as soon as your provide a bed to me. :-)
Gonçalo Amaral on Sic channel live now.
Gonçalo Amaral says that he wants “to put back the good name that was vilified in the public domain" without the Judicial Police allowing his own defence.
In the first pages of the work, the author highlights since then the unusual treatment given to the couple McCann, which in the words of the inspector were treated with "tweezers".
Much was spoken also about the attitudes of Gerry and Kate McCann and Gonçalo Amaral reports several situations in which he found the coldness of the couple strange facing the tension of the investigations.
In one of the situations the inspector speaks about the mother of the child, Kate, who before the possibility to find the daughter appears bothered with the speed reached by the car of the police. [This was after a new information of a possible sighting of Madeleine was given to the police, the mother instead of being anxious looked annoyed with the entire situation]
In another case it was the father who aroused the attention of the inspectors: in the middle of a negotiation, with a possible kidnapper, the doctor “was sucking casually one lollipop while reading banalities in sites of the Internet and talking about rugby and football with one of the English police officers.”
Gonçalo Amaral believes that "Madeleine died in the apartment 5A of the Ocean Clube, on the 3rd of May of 2007, but he does not discard the hypothesis of having been accidental".
Contacted by SIC, Rogério Alves, he refused to comment on the book by Gonçalo Amaral. “While lawyer of the family McCann, I only comment reality, I do not comment fiction", said the lawyer.
Excerpts of the book “The Truth of the Lie "
P. 11 “This book appears out of the necessity that I felt of putting back my good name that was vilified in the public domain without the PJ has allowing me to stand up for myself ”.
P. 19 “The mistake was that we treated the couple 'with tweezers'. They were treated with privileges. It is that, that is not normal”.
P. 26 “It seems that the Judiciary Police is a ‘stepmother’ [Portuguese expression, meaning the PJ as an institution was never good to its officers] with its servants, it never knew how to defend them ”.
P. 38 “It was pertinent to know if Madeleine was the biological daughter of the couple McCann, the information requested does not arrive, but the English ambassador is already arriving. It is not normal this preoccupation of the English diplomacy ”.
P. 48 “A hand print was found in the balcony window at the rear [of the apartment]. It was corresponding to one of the police elements ”. (protocol of proceedings is lacking)
P. 54 Sightings: “Kate appears bored because of having being obliged to return and bothered with the speed reached by the police car We found strange that she didn’t show signs of hope with the possibility of the girl being recovered ”.
P. 67 “The PJ should have had persons to analyse all the news, being preoccupied by what the parents and friends would say to the public opinion. What did not happen ”.
P. 68 “It is not usual that common citizens, to whom a daughter just had disappeared, nominate press advisers”
P. 71 “The English service secret already had, after the facts, the couple and the group of friends under surveillance. If that was right such an information was never accessed by the Portuguese police”
P. 81 “The medical registries (of Madeleine) requested with insistence were not given to us, due to great difficulties raised in England”. P. 92 Attempt of extortion "Gerry McCann was sucking casually one lollipop while he was reading banalities in sites of the Internet and was talking about rugby and football with one of the English police officers.” Sentence of the English police officers “Do not forget that he starts cutting people in half shortly afterwards of the breakfast”.
P. 165 “There were signs of death in the apartment. It was concluded that that cadaver odour could only came from Madeleine McCann”.
P. 168 “The toy had cadaver odour”
P. 214 Conclusions “Madeleine died in the apartment 5 A on the 3rd of May of 2007 A simulation of kidnapping took place Kate and Gerry are suspected of corpse's occultation [hiding the cadaver]The death might have happened as a result of an accident There are signs of negligence in the safe keeping and security of the children”
Source: SIC (Portuguese TV Channel)