Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Searching Barragem da Bravura For Signs Of A Story

Madeleine McCann: Searching Barragem da Bravura For Signs Of A Story

by | 25th, November 2014

Madeleine McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news. Today the Mirror leads with a Madeleine McCann ‘BOMBSHELL’:


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David Collins notes:

A letter handed in to Portuguese police claimed to know the final resting place of Madeleine McCann, it has emerged.

Well, there have been many tip-offs. But they’ve all come to nothing.

An employee of the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz found the letter in the doorway of apartment 5A, where Madeleine vanished, on the first anniversary of her disappearance. The handyman, who we are not naming but was formerly employed by the holiday resort, immediately handed in the note to the police in May 2008.

What did t ysay?

The note was heade: “Madeleine Beth McCann”. It contained  “a description below of how she had been dumped in the Barragem da Bravura reservoir, nine miles from the holiday resort.”

He says:

“It was raining that night so it was soaking wet when I found it. It clearly said Madeleine’s name at the top. It was written in Portuguese. Beneath it was a location for what it claimed was her final resting place.I spoke to the other staff about it and they said to hand it in to the Portuguese police. I gave it to them, but I have no idea what they did about it. It would be the perfect place to hide a body.”

If he had no idea what the police did with the note, how does the Mirror know it was “ignored”? The note finder took no photograph of the missive.

It is believed that although the surrounding woodland was initially looked at by detectives on the case, there has never been an underwater search of the reservoir.

No news, thenb. But we get a reaction from the spokesman for Madleeine McCanns’ parents:

Clarence Mitchell said: “Kate and Gerry will be informed of what this witness is telling the Daily Mirror….”

Or they could just read the paper .

As for more facts, we get none:

Detectives believed it was a possibility the youngster’s body may have been weighed down with rocks and disposed of in the huge expanse of water. However reports at the time say police, along with specially trained sniffer dogs, spent just two hours at the site and are not thought to have deployed underwater search teams.

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