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Madeleine McCann: When The Sniffer Dogs Barked And Casey Anthony

by | 5th, September 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE SUN (front page): “BARKING – The moment Maddie cops say dog made McCanns ‘suspects’

No, not the tabloid dog pack. There’s a picture of a spaniel crawling on a sofa. To its rear is a man. There is a pair of blue drapes, open.

And another picture of a dog, which may be same dog. The caption:

Howl … pooch alerts handler to ‘evidence’ found in the parents’ rented motor

Pages 4 and 5: “HOUNDING OF THE McCANNS”

THESE were the scenes as two police sniffer dogs investigated the disappearance of little Madeleine McCann — and left her shell-shocked parents wrongly in the frame.

You can never trust a dog, much less a Portuguese dog

The 2½-hour film, shot on a police camcorder, chronicles the work of two specially-trained British sniffer dogs.

It was the British all along, friendly fire, blue on blue disaster…

It details the moments when the springer spaniels apparently detected:

Barking … the moment Maddie cops say dog made McCanns ‘suspects’

The scent of a dead body in the McCanns’ rented Renault Scenic, hired 25 days after Maddie vanished shortly before her fourth birthday in May 2007

An aroma of blood in a bedroom cupboard in the family’s Praia da Luz holiday apartment, and

A smell of death on Kate’s clothes.

Good of the Sun to repeat all the apparent speculation again. And tell us that – hold that apology to the Portuguese, the dog handler was one of them, a Portuguese…

Eddie is first to be taken into the two-bed apartment and spends nearly 30 minutes sniffing around. He barks twice — once in a bedroom and once at a spot behind a sofa underneath a living room window.

Woof! Woof!

Martin says: “As soon as I came in the dog is very excited. From his body language it would appear he has picked up a scent that he recognises. There is enough scent there for him to give me a bark indication.


After Eddie leaves the apartment, Martin takes in Keela. She can be seen freezing — a sign she has found something — underneath the window where Eddie had earlier barked.


Martin says on camera: “The crime scene dog has given me a positive indication. That indicates to me there is some human blood there. She will detect blood that is very old and find anybody’s blood.”

Not a blood hound – a spaniel

While Portuguese cops carried out DNA tests on “fluids” found in the flat, it has never been revealed if any blood was found.

And the British at the forensic lab in Birmingham, don’t forget them…

Detectives also asked Martin to use his dogs on the McCanns’ hire car.

Oh, yes, the Renault Scenic

Eddie is seen barking at the driver’s door before standing still in the boot, then scrabbling in one corner. Martin says: “We had a reaction from the dog. The scent is coming out of the sealed door.”

RINGSIDE REPORT (US): “More Charges For Caylee’s mom”

An online boxing magazine delivers the news with punch. Ding! Ding!

Every time a child disappears, it must be taken seriously. For months, we have been awaiting for good news of British girl Madeleine McCann, the four year old princess who disappeared in Portugal. Now, it turns out, the United States has an even worse case at hand, that of Caylee Anthony, a 3 year old angel who mysteriously disappeared from Florida and whom police investigations point out to be a likely murder victim.

Seconds out!

Number one, if Casey Anthony is involved in her daughter’s disappearance, all she deserves is 12 rounds with Lennox Lewis, after having people completely tie her up to a corner. Number two, we are all praying at RSR so that the first thing the grandmother said becomes a reality, and Caylee is found alive, as well as Madeleine McCann.

Lennox beats up women, Lennox beats up women, la-la-la-la…

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