English child disappeared nine years ago.
by Rui Pando Gomes
Without conclusions. These are the words that define the investigations done to understand what happened to Madeleine McCann, the English child who disappeared from the bedroom where she slept, nine years ago, in Praia da Luz, Lagos. Maddie was three when she disappeared and if she is alive she will be 13 years old on May 12. There are two ongoing investigations: one in Portugal the other in England.
In our country, the Public Ministry is re-analysing information collected in the past. In England, Scotland Yard is following the lead of a botched burglary to apartment 5A, where the child was sleeping with her twin siblings. According to the English police thesis, the robbers panicked and abducted the child. Within the framework of judicial cooperation between the two countries, CM found out, is pending the delivery of an expert information requested by the British in the sixth letter rogatory sent to Portugal.
The English did not request further support to the Portuguese authorities and have already admitted that their investigation could be drawing to an end. CM knows that the two investigations have not reached any concrete conclusion.
Without answers, the parents of Madeleine McCann assured this Tuesday, nine years after the disappearance, in a statement published in the Find Madeleine site, that they still have "hope" to find the daughter alive and "in safety". Kate and Gerry guarantee that the investigation will continue until there are concrete answers.
in Correio da Manhã, May 4, 2016