please contact the Polícia Judiciária in Portimão immediately:
(00 351) 282 405 400
The little Angolan girl was apparently murdered by her German father, after he drowned her mother on a beach in the Algarve
by Marisa Rodrigues
Alexandra, the little girl aged one-and-a-half that disappeared in Lagos, was not awarded any media-hyped searches or sniffer dogs, contrary to what happened with Madeleine McCann. The PJ does not wish to perform “blind” searches and intends to avoid the “circus” that took place in Praia da Luz, three years ago.
On the terrain, there are no visible actions by the Portuguese authorities, that are mainly investigating the death of the child, who was last seen on the Canavial beach, being led away by Gunnar Dorries, the German citizen who is suspected of drowning Georgina Zito, Alexandra’s mother, only a while earlier.
Apart from the process that is conducted by the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) in Portimão, there is another one being investigated by the homicide department at Munich police. It has been the German investigators, who are not bound by judicial secrecy, who have been releasing details about the case – namely photographs of the suspect and the victims, and the autopsy report.
Germans have asked the press to publish an appeal that is directed towards tourists who were in Portugal and who may hold clues that assist in unveiling the mystery.
We recall that this was the stance that was adopted by the PJ when Madeleine McCann disappeared. Press conferences were held, photographs of the child were shown, as well as a photofit of the suspect, with a description of the clothes that he allegedly wore on the night of May 3, 2007.
This took place at a time when the process was under judicial secrecy, just like this new case. Now, the PJ is silent, although a press release about this case was prepared, but ended up not being published.
Georgina Zito was killed by drowning on the 10th of July  on Canavial beach, in Lagos, which is hidden by cliffs and isolated. The autopsy revealed that she tried to defend herself and caused injuries on Gunnar, who dragged her onto the sand. Then, the man grabbed the child and said he was going to fetch medication, but never returned.
Three hours later, he arrived alone at the Vila Galé hotel, in Meia Praia [Lagos], which he left in a hurry.
On the 13th he flew to Munich, from Lisbon airport, where he drove in a rented car that was already inspected by the PJ. Two days later, he was arrested at home, due to a European arrest warrant that had been issued by the Portuguese authorities.
Angolan national Georgina, aged 30, had been living in Stuttgart for eight years and was married with an Angolan businessman who had acquired German citizenship. She got involved with Gunnar, aged 43, but the pregnancy caused the end of the relationship. The engineer had a girlfriend and told some friends that he was afraid that his family would not accept a black child.
To Jornal de Notícias, Richard Theiss, a chief detective with the German police, confirmed that “he is suspected of a double homicide”, a crime that was “premeditated before he left for Portugal”, given that Georgina had “demanded DNA tests and alimony in court”. In order to sustain this thesis, relatives and friends of the victims and the suspect have already been questioned.
in: Jornal de Notícias, 29.07.2010
Qualquer informação sobre esta criança (possivelmente já cadáver) deve ser enviada para a PJ de Portimão.
Any information concerning this child (possibly already dead) is to be sent to the Judiciary Police in Portimão.
Informationen ueber dieses Kind (moeglicherweise bereits verstorben) sollen an die Kriminalpolizei in Portimão gesendet werden.
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Police search for missing child, presumed dead in Lagos area