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Madeleine McCann: A New Suspect

by | 11th, May 2009

jane-tanner-sex-changeMADELEINE MCCANN Watch: In which Scarface is spotted, a suspect sex change and enjoying Princess Diana…


THE parents of missing Madeleine McCann are praying that a suspect dubbed “Scarface” will be found within days.

Given the look of contestants on Britain’s Got Talent, they could do worse then stay in and wait.

Investigators working for doctors Kate and Gerry are believed to have been offered names for the pock-marked man.

Scab Face
Moon Man
Beam Me Up Spotty

A source close to the McCanns said: “We need the people of Portugal to help. Someone in the country knows who this man is and where he might be found.”

So she was kidnapped, and she was taken by a person living in Portugal, and one not working alone. Facts.

“And, if he is found, then finding Madeleine could be a distinct possibility.”

If. Possibly.

Retired detectives Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley believe the man had been watching the McCanns’ holiday apartment at Praia da Luz for several days before Madeleine – then aged three – vanished in May 2007.

The Star is not quite right. Edgar and Cowley (anyone else feel an ITV police show in this?) are retired police detectives who like the rest of the Star’s readers are now playing Armchair Detective (ITV call me – I’ve scripts.).

Well, at least the papers now have their man.


A WOMAN was seen acting suspiciously outside Kate and Gerry McCann’s apartment just an hour before their daughter Madeleine was abducted.

The slim, Portuguese-looking woman in a plum-coloured top and white skirt with long, dark, swept-back hair acted furtively when she was spotted at 8pm on May 3 in 2007 near the Mark Warner Ocean Club complex.

Dark hair, Plum, top. Light trousers. Anyone..?

She was standing under a streetlight at a crossroads only 40 feet from where Madeleine was sleeping with her brother Sean and his twin sister Amelie.

Only,er, 40 feet…

LiveScience: “Why We Mourn for Strangers”

Much of the answer lies in psychology: When tragedy strikes — whether a hurricane or a missing child — strangers often unite to comfort each other. Some were parents who could identify with the family’s loss; others simply wanted to express their condolences.

For many people expressing their grief and pain, the benefit is less for the victim’s family than themselves.

Emote. Enjoy another’s suffering.

In our often-isolating society, joining others to mourn for a stranger helps people feel connected, part of a larger whole and a common cause. This was most dramatically seen after the death of Princess Diana in 1997, which was followed by the largest public expression of grief for a single death in history.

Madeleine McCann: come feel the grief…

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