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Madeleine McCann: Mari Luz Cortes, Maddy 2 And Gerry McCann Writes

by | 17th, January 2008

mariluz2.jpg MADDYWATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann


Mari Luz Cortes is missing. “Mari Luz’s heartbroken parents yesterday launched a Madeleine-style publicity campaign to help the search for their daughter. They released a video of Mari Luz dancing and opening her Christmas presents”

What has the disappearance of Mari Luz Cortes to do with Madeleine McCann?

“The McCanns and their investigators, two of whom spent the evening with the Cortes family, believe Huelva is on the route Madeleine’s abductor took to spirit the four-year-old away to North Africa”

Maybe Metodo 3 can get a new client?

Says Gerry McCann: “Hearing of the probable abduction of Mari Luz Cortes has brought many awful emotions flooding back. We hope and pray she is quickly found and returned safely…Huelva is approximately a two-hour drive from Praia da Luz and we went there in early August to publicise Madeleine’s disappearance”


“Police in Portugal were last night investigating whether the fiend who snatched a five-year-old girl in Spain also took Madeleine McCann. Guilhermino Encarnacao, a key member of the Maddie squad, was drafted in to join the hunt for little Mari Lui Cortes” Not to be confused with Mari Luz Cortes

Look out Spain, the Portuguese police are on the case. But help is on its way: “Last night private eyes hired by the McCanns were in the port, believing the hunt for Mari could also lead them to Madeleine”

Says a police source: “Officers are certain they know what happened to Madeleine. And, despite the situation in Huelva, they don’t believe she was abducted. They are in the loop regarding events in Spain, but mainly to offer assistance in case the culprits escaped to Portugal. Officers are certain they know what happened to Madeleine. There are key differences. Mari disappeared as she walked alone along a public street in daylight. Madeleine vanished from an apartment at night, where she slept with other children. It would have been a far more difficult and daring abduction. There is other evidence, too’’

So who has linked the cases?

There are pictures in the Star of children holding images of Mari

THE SUN : “2,000 MARCH FOR ‘MADDIE 2’ Awful emotions flood back for Gerry”

Maddy 2? Another film . A sequel?

“Fears were growing last night that the cases were linked and serial kidnapper is on the loose in the region”. Is there any evidence for this? Can the Sun provide details of other missing children that might be linked? Or is fear all ?

Says Gerry McCann: “We hope and pray that Mari is quickly found and retuned safely”

Mari has “echoes” of the case of Madeleine McCann: “NO clues, NO confirmed sightings, and NO witnesses”

Apart from those witnesses who have speaking to the press for the past eight months, DNA samples and people pointing fingers

DAILY MAIL : “McCanns’ pain over Spanish abduction”

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