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Madeleine McCann And Blaming the Parents

by | 18th, June 2007

sun-poster.jpg NEWS from the Madeleine McCann crime scene: no news.

Nothing other than the obvious Madeleine is missing has been established in weeks of investigating, speculating and empathising.

And now the Express says that Portuguese police are blaming Madeleine’s parents for destroying evidence.

Chief inspector Olegario Sousa tells us that more than 20 people friends, family, tourists, voyeurs visited the McCanns’ apartment in the first hour after Madeleine’s disappearance.

Says Sousa: “The presence of so many people in the room where the little girl slept with her brother and sister could have complicated the work of the forensic team.

“At the worst, they could have destroyed all the evidence. This could prove fatal for the investigation.”

Sousa makes a valid point. Best that all possible crime scenes are preserved at the moment of impact. No-one should move or breathe.

Help Where You Can Get It

But this is not likely. Contamination occurs. Voices on the Anorak comment pages say that when a child goes missing parents will accept any help on offer; the more people who know of the situation, the greater the chance of finding the girl.

And then there are the police, who may not consider it an urgent matter. Children do wander off.

Recently, Anorak learnt of a girl who strayed from her apartment while staying on a Mark Warner complex in Greece. The parents were dining elsewhere. They were informed by baby listeners that their five-year-old was not in the room. A search found the child playing by the swimming pool.

Should police have been called? Should police have attended? Should police have sealed off the area?

Pointing The Finger

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