Case of Maddie's disappearance "still open" in the Judiciary Police Investigation is delivered to a team from PJ of Port

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Case of Maddie's disappearance "still open" in the Judiciary Police Investigation is delivered to a team from PJ of Port

Post by Pedro » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:25 pm

My friends, this was taken from Correio da Manhã newspaper:

http://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe ... =HP_Grupo1

Case of Maddie's disappearance "still open" in the Judiciary Police Investigation is delivered to a team from PJ of Porto.

The Judicial Police continues to investigate Madeleine McCann's disappearance in 2007 in the Algarve, admitting that it is "a unique case in the history of the PJ and the country."

"The case is still open, yes," and the investigation was handed over to a team from PJ of Porto, revealed the deputy director of the Judicial Police, Pedro do Carmo, in an interview with the Lusa agency, about the ten years of the disappearance of the girl , Then three years old, from the tourist resort Ocean Club, in Praia da Luz, Lagos.

For PJ number two, the outlines of Maddie's disappearance are "a unique case in the history of the country and the PJ." "We had never had a similar case nor did we have it," said Pedro do Carmo, admitting that the police "have every interest in knowing what happened, because that is the way to draw conclusions for future situations."

Asked if the long time elapsed is the enemy of the investigation, the official admitted that "PJ is aware that, as time goes by, it will become more difficult to reach answers or results." "Anyway we have this hope and we have reason to have this hope," he said.

The work of the PJ "continued and continues at this moment", there being "the hope of finding answers to the case, and achieving results" until it is time to say "there is nothing more to do."

Pedro do Carmo acknowledged that the Maddie case is a rock in the shoe of the PJ and considered that it is still premature to make an analysis on how the whole process of investigation happened.

"We do not know yet what happened, what was the reason for Madeleine's disappearance, which means that we are not yet in a position to say what was done poorly, done right or should have been done," he said.

The critical assessment of the case can only be made when the investigation is closed, "either because we have found the answers we wanted or because we have reached the point where there is nothing else to do," he said.

The British girl disappeared on May 3, 2007, when she slept, together with the twin brothers (younger), in the room of a holiday apartment in the Algarve.

At the outset of the investigation, the PJ even considered as arguido, a British man who lived near the Ocean Club - Robert Murat - who had participated in the searches and was an interpreter of GNR and PJ. At the beginning of August 2007, after many incidents that would have dispersed the investigators' attention, British police, with the help of dogs, came into action at the scene of the disappearance, looking for blood and odors from the girl's corpse.

In September, Maddie's parents, both doctors, were questioned in the PJ of Portimão and constituted defendants. On July 21, 2008, the Public Prosecutor's Office decided to close the investigation and remove the accused from the McCanns and Robert Murat, stating that the case could be reopened if "new evidence" arose. Ten years later, the investigation is still ongoing in Portugal and England, although the new clues that have emerged have proven fruitless.

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