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Madeleine McCann: Francsico Marco Hopes, God Wills And Bridget O’Donnell Tells

by | 14th, December 2007

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

DAILY MIRROR front page: “I’LL GET MADDY BACK BY CHRISTMAS – McCanns extraordinary claim by detective”

Using your skill and judgement, can you work out if the detective making that vow works for the Portuguese police or Metodo 3, the private detective company hired by the McCanns?

Of course, it’s Francisco Marco head of the Spanish Metodo 3 telling us: “I have always said publicly Madeleine is alive. God willing, I hope she’ll be back with her parents before Christmas. We know who kidnapped her and we have a fairly certain idea who she is with”

“Hope”. And if God lends a hand. But if Madeleine is not found by December 25, he will continue to search, and bill

Page 7: “When I get home at night, my children ask me: Have you found Madeleine yet, daddy?” So says Marco. Sure the McCanns are paying his company £50,000 a month to look for Madeleine, but it is his children Marco does not want to fail

Says he: “It’s the highest pressure case I’ve ever had to deal with because of the press and because of my own family,” says Marco

THE SUN page 17: “Maddie ‘home by Christmas – DOUBT OVER TEC’S NEW BOAST”
Last month Marco told the BBC’s Panorama show he was “very close” To finding Madeleine. He was to have found her by Guy Fawke’s Night

Now he says: “We know who kidnapped her”. And a source within the Find Madeleine Fund offers: “The agency seem too vocal. If they’re genuinely close to finding Maddie, surely they wouldn’t announce it to the world first”

“Anger at sick artist” – “Cruel artist” Enrique Marty has “five twisted paintings” on show in Barcelona. They could be yours for £4,300 each. (See picture)

Says he: “This is a conceptual project, not an economic one. I don’t understand why people would find it offensive.”

Says the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell: “This appears to be another disgusting attempt to make money out of their plight.”

What Mr Mitchell earns is not revealed

DAILY STAR front page: “MADDIE – She’ll be home by Christmas”

Page 4: “MADDIE WILL BE HOME BY XMAS” – Mr Marco says: “We believe she is in an area not very far from the Iberian peninsula and north Africa… I cannot say who she is with because we are putting together conclusive proof that we can present to the authorities”. Madeleine the blonde

And: “We have proof of her movements after her kidnap and we know she was alive the day after her disappearance. We are not certain when she left Portugal. I talk of certainties because we know which group may have her or could have kidnapped her to then sell her on”

A source “close to the Find Madeleine Fund” says: “It also is fair to say they don’t appear to be the most private of private eyes”

DAILY MAIL page 5: “She will be home by Christmas, claims the private eye searching for Maddie”

Says Marco: “One of the things that makes us believe Madeleine is alive is that every day she’s worth more to them. In principle we’re talking about paedophiles. I don’t think they’re Spanish. It’s obviously not a kidnap carried out by professionals for economic reasons. The McCanns are a middle-class family, two doctors, without vast financial resources”

The McCanns are doctors. This much we know

Says Marco: “A professional kidnapper would have done something with Madeleine by now. He would have given her back or left her”

DAILY EXPRESS page 9: “’Madeleine will be back home with parents by Christmas – Amazing claim of the detectives paid £50,000 a month to find her”

Does Metodo 3 get the full value of it contract paid up and the reward should it find Madeleine before that contract expires?

Robert Murat and his “German girlfriend” Michaela Walczuch are “threatening to sue the agency for suggesting they were involved in the abduction”

THE TIMES page 37: “Investigator ‘knows who took Madeleine McCann’”

Metodo 3: “The Barcelona-based agency, which specialises in corporate investigations, has no expertise in looking for missing people”

So why were they hired and not another firm?

THE TELEGRAPH page 7: “Madeleine ‘cold be home for Christmas’”
Last month Metodo 3 said they were “100 per cent” certain Madeleine was alive

THE GUARDIAN front page: “At 1am there was a frantic banging on the door…I knew it was bad” – Bridget O’Donnell on her holiday with the McCanns
The picture on the cover of the paper’s G2 supplement is of Madeleine holding tennis balls. It is not the portrait produced by Senor Marty

G2: “My months with Madeleine – It was a welcome spring break, a chance to relax at a child-friendly resort in Portugal. Soon Bridget O’Donnell and her partner were making friends with another holidaying family while their three-year-old daughters played together. But then Madeleine McCann went missing and everyone was sucked into a nightmare”

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