6 May 2009
Hart van Nederland: Portugese Inspector writes book about Maddie (w/video)
Voice over: “Exactly two years after her disappearance, there is still no trace of the toddler and that is, according to the former police inspector, mainly due to Maddie’s parents themselves.”
Gonçalo Amaral: "The investigation - they were based on the premise, right from the first moment when they denounced the case to the police, they gave a communication, saying that there was an abduction, an abduction by paedophile networks, and Portuguese ones. So, anything that was investigated outside of that abduction theory, that was sold by the parents, that theory is sold by the parents, wasn’t in their interest."
Gerry McCann: “She was wearing pyamas’s almost identical to these ones”
Voice over: “Gerry and Kate McCann told in dozens of countries, also in the Netherlands, that their little daughter was kidnapped. But in his book Amaral states that he is 100 percent certain Maddie died in the family’s apartment.”
Gonçalo Amaral: “The cadaver odour, the DNA - the DNA was - the blood traces, don’t forget that the animal that was used, the dog, it only found blood, human blood, and it did find some – blood that is later defined as coming from Madeleine McCann.”
Voice over: “In an interview with ‘Hart van Nederland” (7 June 2007) the parents indicated they were dedicated heart and soul to find Maddie back.
Kate McCann: “When you are doing something which is potentially positive, which might help, certainly helps to ease the helplessness, even if temporarily”.
Voice over: “But according to Amaral that is not true at all.”
Gonçalo Amaral: “The entire result goes into that direction. The parents themselves were more concerned about themselves, about the fact that they were made arguidos, than with the result of the – with knowing the truth and knowing where their daughter was.”
Voice over: “According to him (Amaral) eye-witnesses have clearly seen that it was father Gerry himself who carried the dead Maddie in the direction of the sea.”
Gonçalo Amaral: “Later, he identified that man as being Gerald McCann. 80 percent.”
Voice over: “Amaral was dismissed from heading the investigation into the case in October 2007. But nonetheless he is hoping that the truth about Maddie will come to light once.
Gonçalo Amaral: “I have worked in the police all my life, to discover the truth. Not to believe in that today, would be questioning the cause that I have served for 28 years at the Polícia Judiciária, which was the discovery of the truth."
Hart van Nederland website
Translation text on website
Portuguese inspector writes book about Maddie
· Publication: 05/05/09 22:32
· Last edited: 05/05/09 22:55
Gonçalo Amaral has written a much talked-about book about the disappearance of the English toddler Madeleine McCann.
The Portuguese inspector who headed the investigation into the case, writes that Maddie is dead and he still considers Maddie’s parents as suspects. Although the investigation was archived last year, the case still preoccupies the inspector. And his book, now published in the Netherlands, is so controversial, that nobody dares to publish it in the United Kingdom.