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Madeleine McCann: Her Last Words, A Play For Today And The Killer Intruder

by | 27th, November 2007

madeleine-mccann.jpgMADDY WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann


“A piece of lining from the couple’s hire car is being held in high-security storage at a laboratory in Birmingham”

Page 7: But just last week “sources close to the McCanns” said the couple’s tests on their Renault Scenic hire car – in which Madeleine’s body is alleged to have been carried – found “no DNA evidence linked to Madeleine”

But the “McCanns’ scientists” haven’t been able to check all the car – not the boot lining

Says the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell: “We do not believe that this affects the results of our tests at all…The piece retained by the Forensic Science Service is extremely small. If anything has been found on it there is a wholly innocent explanation for it”

Says Madeleine McCann: “As she was being tucked up in bed, she said: ‘Mummy, I’ve had the best day ever. I’m having lots and lots of fun’”

“Intruder ‘had to silence her’” – A “chilling” account in Portuguese paper Publico says the intruder “probably suffocated her in an act of panic”

“’My girl was taken as well’” – Agents of Metodo 3 are investigating a link between Madeleine and Joana Cipriano – more on her here

Pages 30-31: “More extracts from the Daily Express’ book Madeleine: A Most Heartbreaking And Extraordinary Disappearance, aka Madeleine: The New Diana

DAILY MAIL front page: “MADELEINE – Was she killed by intruder INSIDE the apartment?”


Page 5: “Madeleine ‘killed as she screamed at pervert prowler’”

The intruder is in the McCanns’ apartment… “Fearing that her cries would raise the alarm, he violently silenced her – accidentally killing her – and then grabbed her body and escaped, according to the new theory”

What evidence?

“Respected” Portuguese newspaper Publico has carried out a “chilling recreation of the supposed chain of events”. In Theory No. 432b the man seen by Jane Tanner is carrying a dead child. This theory is “gaining increasing strength at the centre of the police investigation”. More theories

Publico notes: “An unexpected event thwarted the prospect of desire. A shout from the British child awakened from her sleep. The fear that she would be heard, the urgency to silence her, the violence, probably the suffocation and the unexpected death. All this is in minutes. Now one would have to take her out of there, close the door, escape quickly”

Intermission – ices, popcorn and a vital break for the toilet…

Says Clarence Mitchell: “We do not believe that this is what happened to Madeleine. There has been no evidence to suggest this happened in the apartment at all”

“CAR MAT MYSTERY” – Not only the boot lining but also “several other secret samples” are hidden away at the Forensic Science Service laboratory

“A LINK TO JOANA?” – Metodo 3 are looking over old cases, hunting for a clue, a new press release, a new lead…

DAILY MIRROR page 11: “’Perv killer of Maddy’”

More from Public’s play for today



Pages 4 and 5: A pervert sneaked into Madeleine McCann’s holiday apartment – and killed the terrified tot to shut her up when she screamed, police now believe”


Back to Publico’s Maddy Play – Act 2:

Publico: “It would be easy for an intruder to get into the apartment to touch and smell the fragile little blonde girl with big eyes. It took an instant, but his warped sexual desire was thwarted when she shouted out

“So he had to shut her up. He turned on her and probably suffocated her in an act of panic”

Gerry McCann is a “heart surgeon” and Kate a “GP”. The McCanns live in a £500,000 house in Rothley, Leicestershire”

Such are the facts

DAILY STAR page 9: “MADDIE: VITAL DNA IS LOCKED AWAY IN SAFE – McCanns team has not seen car clues”

Why should the suspects get access to all evidence being compiled, possibly against them? Is it now standard practice for the defendant to read the police notes as the case is developing?

“Quiz for tapas friends”- Police to question the McCann’ co-diners

DAILY TELEGRPAH page 17: “Police ‘U-turn over Madeleine theory’”

“Madeleine McCann was killed by a paedophile in a moment of ‘thwarted desire’ before being taken from her Algarve holiday apartment, police investigating her disappearance believe, it has been claimed”

Publico: “All over in minutes. Now he had to get her out of there. Close the door. Flee as fast as he could”

And links to another case: Joana Cipriano, 8, disappeared from her home in the Algarve village of Figueria, 10 miles from Praia da Luz in September 2004. She has never been found. Her mother Leonor, 36, and uncle, Joao, 35, were convicted of murder after Ms Cipriano confessed to the crime during police questioning. She later retracted her confession, claiming it was forced during a beating by detectives, but was found guilty and sentenced to 16 years in jail. Her lawyers claim she is innocent and are appealing”

THE SCOTSMAN: “Just how much vilification do they have to suffer?”

“You have to hope that Kate and Gerry McCann stopped reading the papers a long time ago, that they have their news filtered though the calm compassion of Clarence Mitchell, the former BBC journalist turned family spokesman”


All the stories here…

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