Part I can be found here.
Criminal profilers reject the abduction theory
As time went by, a number of criminal profilers started questioning the parents’ version of events. Pat Brown, is amongst those that rather than analysing the situation emotionally, looked at the evidence and the evidence alone.
In a TV interview granted to an Australian newsroom, U.S based profiler Pat Brown
Pat Brown also
The bedroom window
A key element we forgot to include in Part I, was highlighted by Goncalo Amaral throughout the investigation.
The bedroom’s window that was wide open turned out to be one of those windows that can’t possibly be forced open from the outside. Its locking mechanism could not be tricked open with a card for example. Goncalo Amaral went on to state that only a key or the complete extraction of the lock’s cylinder (barrel) can allow the window to be opened from the outside.
The window did not show signs of forced entry either, as a matter of fact, the only fingerprints found on the window were those of Kate McCann herself. Goncalo Amaral also found through his investigation that “it’s impossible to leave through the window whilst carrying a child, without using the bed as support“.
Another conclusion of Goncalo
The McCanns flee Portugal
After being officially named “Arguidos” (Portuguese for when formally made suspect), the parents did not wait long before heading towards the closest airplane they could find. They were fearing getting arrested by the Portuguese authority. This followed a particularly tense interrogation of Kate McCann where she refused to answer all 48 questions that were asked by the Portuguese investigators, here are all of them:
1. On May 3, 2007, around 22:00, when you entered the apartment, what did you see? What did you do? Where did you look? What did you touch?
2. Did you search inside the master bedroom wardrobe?
3. (Shown two photographs of her bedroom wardrobe) Can you describe its contents?
4. Why was the curtain by the sofa near the side window tampered with? Did someone go behind the sofa?
5. How long did your search of the apartment take after you detected Madeleine’s disappearance?
6. Why did you say Madeleine had been abducted?
7. Assuming Madeleine was abducted, why did you leave the twins to go to the ‘Tapas’ and raise the alarm? The supposed abductor could still be in the apartment.
8. Why didn’t you ask the twins then what happened to their sister or why didn’t you ask them later on?
9. When you raised the alarm at the ‘Tapas’ what exactly did you say – what were your exact words?
10. What happened after you raised the alarm there?
11. Why did you go and warn your friends instead of shouting from the verandah?
12. Who contacted the authorities?
13. Who took place in the searches?
14. Did anyone outside the group learn of her disappearance in those following minutes?
15. Did any neighbour offer you help?
16. What does “we let her down” mean?
17. Did Jane Tanner tell you that night she’d seen a man with a child?
18. How were the authorities contacted and which police force was alerted?
19. During the searches, with the police there, where did you search for Maddie, how and in what way?
20. Why did the twins not wake up during that search or when they were taken upstairs?
21. Who did you phone after the occurrence?
22. Did you call Sky News?
23. Did you know the danger of calling the media, because it could influence the abductor?
24. Did you ask for a priest?
25. By what means did you divulge Madeleine’s features, by photographs or by any other means?
26. Is it true that during the searches you remained seated on Maddie’s bed without moving?
27. What was your behaviour that night?
28. Did you manage to sleep?
29. Before travelling to Portugal, did you make any comment about a foreboding or a bad feeling?
30. What was Madeleine’s behaviour like?
31. Did Maddie suffer from any illness or take any medication?
32. What was Madeleine’s relationship like with her brother and sister?
33. What was Madeleine’s relationship like with her brother and sister, friends and school mates?
34. As for your professional life, in how many and which hospitals have you worked?
35. What is your medical speciality?
36. Have you ever done shift work in any emergency services or other services?
37. Did you work every day?
38. At a certain point you stopped working. Why?
39. Are the twins difficult to get to sleep? Are they restless and does that cause you uneasiness?
40. Is it true sometimes you despaired at your children’s behaviour and it left you feeling very uneasy?
41. Is it true that in England you even considered handing over Madeleine’s custody to a relative?
42. In England, did you medicate your children? What type of medication?
43. In the case files, you were shown canine forensic testing films. After watching them, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?
44. When the sniffer dog also marked human blood behind the sofa, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?
45. When the sniffer dog marked the scent of corpse coming from the vehicle you hired a month after the disappearance, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?
46. When human blood was marked in the boot of the vehicle, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?
47. When confronted with the results of Maddie’s DNA, carried out in a British lab, collected from behind the sofa and the boot of the vehicle, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?
48. Did you have any responsibility or intervention in your daughter’s disappearance?
According to the investigators, Kate was a offered a plea deal: confess and serve only 2 years or face a much longer sentence. Seeing the seriousness of the situation, the McCanns decided to flee the country.
Back in England, Gordon Browm made it a priority to clear their names, pressuring the highest figures of the Portuguese leadership into abandoning the investigation and clearing their names.
The British authorities then launched the investigative unit “Operation Grange“, which turned out to be a complete joke of an investigation but this remains funded, millions of pounds burned through and nothing to show for is how the operation can be best described. Grange Operation was a failure from the start, it couldn’t have been otherwise considering the operation’s investigators were effectively forbidden from investigating the parents.
Life is easier when you are white
Neglectful parents are routinely shamed by the British media, but only when they are either from a minority group (black, brown, foreign-looking basically) or white and poor, such as white council tenants.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the British authorities intervene to “bring back home” criminals. In 2013, two drug mules were apprehended at Lima’s airport (Peru) with large quantities of cocaine; for years the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office lobbied for their release and the press again assisted the British authorities in vilifying the Peruvian authorities, ultimately pressuring the Peruvians to release them earlier; back in Britain they had become rich celebrities. If these mules were Peruvians they would have served the full sentence without a doubt.
The Madeleine case, beyond the tragedy itself, highlights deeply rooted double standards across the western world. It’s an important case in that respect. You are essentially held to a different standard by politicians and the media depending on your skin
This isn’t the first time either, that a white offender is protected by the establishment, Jimmy Savile, a pedophile with good connections, managed to remain untouched until he passed away.