7 May 2009

Affaire Maddie : un enquêteur accuse

Le livre qui accuse les époux McCann
Gonçalo Amaral publie un livre au vitriol contre les époux McCann.

En charge de l'enquête de la disparition de la petite Maddie, l'inspecteur portugais Gonçalo Amaral publie ce jeudi un livre accusatoire contre les époux McCann. Deux ans après les faits, il soupçonne les parents d'avoir inventé un kidnapping pour étouffer une mort accidentelle.

Gonçalo Amaral, l'inspecteur portugais qui a dirigé l'enquête sur la disparition de la petite Maddie pendant plusieurs mois, publie jeudi la traduction française d'un livre très à charge contre les époux McCann.

Ecarté en octobre 2007 pour avoir vivement critiqué les méthodes de la police britannique, il persiste et signe, alors même que la justice portugaise a refermé le dossier: la fillette est morte accidentellement dans l'appartement qu'avait loué la famille.

S'il n'apporte pas de preuves formelles pour appuyer sa version, Gonçalo Amaral déclare dans une interview à nos confrères du Parisien.frdisposer de "preuves scientifiques". Il soutient ainsi que "les chiens ont détecté une odeur de cadavre dans le salon et découvert une trace de sang au même endroit, semblable au profil ADN de Maddie".

"C'est un cadavre qu'il faut chercher"

Outre ces allégations, il relève "plusieurs contradictions dans les déclarations des McCann et de leurs amis". Il évoque un couple d'Irlandais, qui auraient aperçu Gerald McCann portant un enfant dans ses bras le soir des faits.

En substance, le policier dénonce des parents "négligents", qui auraient mis en scène un kidnapping pour maquiller la mort accidentelle de leur fille.

S'il regrette les carences techniques de l'époque -il n'existait pas de procédure scientifique en cas de disparition d'enfant, affirme-t-il- il n'hésite pas à parler d'instrumentalisation "politique" de l'affaire outre-Manche.

Interrogé par Leparisien.fr sur la possibilité que Maddie soit encore en vie, Gonçalo Amaral répond sans détours: "Malheureusement, c'est un cadavre qu'il faut chercher".

Dimanche, Kate et Gerry McCann se sont recueillis dans leur petit village de Rothley, en Angleterre, deux ans après la disparition de leur fille.

in LEXPRESS.fr

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Interview with Amaral By Timothée Bouty

"Maddie's parents don't want the truth"

The Portuguese policeman, who was in charge of the investigation into the disappearance of Maddie, remains convinced of the responsibility of her parents. He published a book against the couple McCann.

Gonçalo Amaral led the investigation into the disappearance of Maddie, Portugal, for several months before being dismissed for having publicly criticised the attitude of the English police. Since then, he retired early. In a book out today in France *, he delivers his truth. According to him, the investigation is formal - Maddie died accidentally in the apartment where the family spent their holidays.

The parents would then have us believe in a kidnapping. Without formal proof, his book, very against the parents, raises real questions.

What evidence you have to support your version?

Gonçalo Amaral - There are several. We have found contradictions in the statements of the McCanns and their friends. An Irish couple confirmed having been aware of Gerald McCann on the evening in question with a child in his arms. In terms of findings, we discovered Kate McCann’s fingerprints on the window of Madeleine’s room. The form of the fingerprints indicates that she opened this window. Now, she, declares that the window was already opened when she entered into the room. It is therefore clear that she wanted to orient the investigation towards the abduction thesis. Moreover, there are the scientific proofs. The dogs detected the smell of a corpse in the sitting room and discovered a trace of blood in the same place – traces that were also found in the hire car.

Rather, they are clues, not evidence. Blood, for example, has not been identified with 100% certainty as that of Maddie ...

Gonçalo Amaral-  Certainly, but results indicate that the samples resemble Madeleine’s DNA profile. These indicia are in addition to one other.

Why would the McCann couple lie?

Gonçalo Amaral -  Because they had been negligent with their children. They went for dinner and left them alone. Such behaviour was condemned. They therefore made up the kidnapping story.

Your book shows that the investigation by the Portuguese police has not been flawless. Including the crime scene ...

Gonçalo Amaral - That's true. At the time there was no set procedure in the case of a missing child. The crime scene was not well looked after. Since then such things have improved.

What is your main regret about this investigation?

Gonçalo Amaral - I think that a reconstruction should have quickly been organised. We would have then been aware of the contradictions in the statements of Kate McCann and other witnesses. Unfortunately, my boss considered that it was impossible to set up. Then, the parents refused.

How was the collaboration with the English police?

Gonçalo Amaral - Everything was fine with the investigators at the scene. On the other hand, it was much more complicated with the police in Great Britain. The information which we asked for was hugely hard to find. The McCanns succeeded in influencing British police and won them over to their theory. In Britain the view of the case became political. At the scene, it remained a police matter.

Will Maddie be found one day?

Gonçalo Amaral - Now the case has been archived. The parents do not feel that it will be reopened. They do not want the truth to come out. Nevertheless, I believe there are more lines of enquiry to pursue. Sadly it’s necessary to find a body.


in Le Parisien


2 comments:

  1. Força Sr Gonçalo Amaral. O mundo precisa saber os verdadeiros contornos deste caso.Não desista porque um dia os autores de todas as mentiras, da obstrução à justiça e da manipulação da opinião pública serão desmascarados.Nenhuma mentira é eterna.

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  2. Me too: J"accuse
    J"accuse all the people who are not respecting Madeleine"s fundamental Human Rights to have justice made to her.

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