2 October 2010

Madeleine McCann disappearance flat still has no buyer after two years



Madeleine McCann disappearance flat still has no buyer after two years

The Algarve holiday flat from which Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007 is now a ‘mausoleum’, a neighbour said yesterday.

The two-bedroomed apartment in Praia da Luz was put on the market more than two years ago by the owner, a retired Liverpool teacher, but has not been sold and remains empty.

Madeleine was nearly four when she vanished while her parents dined with friends in a nearby restaurant.

The neighbour said: ‘The flat has never been used again since the little girl went missing.

‘The shutters have stayed down and it is more like a mausoleum than the happy holiday letting it once was.

‘I still remember the night she went missing and a young female Portuguese officer saying, “She must have just walked out – there has been no break-in and the doors were left unlocked”.’

Meanwhile a new private investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance has begun in Portugal.

It is being run by three British former police officers: Nigel Brown, who was named Investigator of the Year after securing the rescue of a kidnapped oil company executive, Dave Carter, who worked in Northern Ireland, and Ray Cooper, who investigated war crimes in Bosnia and gang murders in Trinidad and Tobago.

in: Daily Mail, 02.10.2010

related: Holiday apartment where Madeleine McCann went missing goes on sale for £250,000

Addendum by JM (reference screenshot)
Daily Mail | 2010-10-02 | UK | Page: 61 paper edition


19 comments:

  1. Bom dia :) bringing my comment from the previous post

    Madeleine McCann disappearance flat still has no buyer after two years
    By Daily Mail Reporter
    Last updated at 12:15 AM on 2nd October 2010

    The Algarve holiday flat from which Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007 is now a ‘mausoleum’, a neighbour said yesterday.

    The two-bedroomed apartment in Praia da Luz was put on the market more than two years ago by the owner, a retired Liverpool teacher, but has not been sold and remains empty. (bla, bla, bla...)

    And then: Meanwhile a new private investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance has begun in Portugal.

    It is being run by three British former police officers: Nigel Brown, who was named Investigator of the Year after securing the rescue of a kidnapped oil company executive, Dave Carter, who worked in Northern Ireland, and Ray Cooper, who investigated war crimes in Bosnia and gang murders in Trinidad and Tobago.

    Daily Mail | 2010-10-02 | UK | Page: 61 - page 61!!!! <-------- paper edition (it's just a small column without pictures)

    My comment, on the article though I doubt it will see the "daylight"

    «Again Dacre's Mail publishes a bylined article on this case, without a journalist or reporter name, without a credible source except perhaps (I'm guessing here) a press release sent by the usual PR's "hired" by a certain Limited Company "Fund" or its backers?

    And again, we see the same spin regarding a so-called private investigation run by rent-a-cops, without a license to work in Portugal, paid (guessing again) by the Limited Company/backers.

    Three rent-a-cops apparently experts in industrial intelligentsia to join the long list of "strange characters" hired to find a missing 3 year old girl. Kevin Halligen was one of those hired - he is now sought by the FBI on (alleged) Fraud and cash cleaning wash; Metodo3 - who were arrested in 1995 for illegal wire tapping - the Barcelona based agency who said they would bring the child back for Xmas in 2008; Dave Edgar who said the child was being held in a "lair" about 10 kilometres from Praia da Luz, etc.

    Ludicrous! - some would say»

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  2. ‘I still remember the night she went missing and a young female Portuguese officer saying, “She must have just walked out – there has been no break-in and the doors were left unlocked”.’

    This is the best sentence I have ever read in the Daily Mail! No abduction and the police were later to find out that she didn't walk out either.

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  3. * amendment to my comment above: Francisco Marco of Metodo 3 said that Madeleine would be home for Xmas 2007 not 2008 (thank you dear Jilly, early hours and no coffee) :D

    adding link to: LUCES Y SOMBRAS DE UNA AGENCIA ‘FAMILIAR’ DE DETECTIVES - La historia jamás contada de Método 3, la empresa que espió a Nacho González y a los directivos del Barça

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  4. The fact the word mausoleum is repeated above, without any protest, shows what Daily Mail's opinion is, about this case.Imo.

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  5. Still more relevant IS the fact that it is like a mausoleum and no one wants to rent or buy it. Wonder why - would it be because they are not sure if, in reality, they think Madeleine wasn't abducted and did die in the apartment. No one likes to be told someone died in a house which they may be interested in renting/buying. At least, not in this country (UK) so maybe it's the same in Portugal. Curiosity can sometimes drive people to visit houses where a death occurred but not purchase. Speaks for itself though - no one wants it.

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  6. i tell you something for nothing if he leaves it on the market for another 10yrs he won't sell it at that price....£250.000 are you mad?

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  7. Hi Joana in reply to your post 3, Yes the McCanns said they were told by their private detectives, that Madeleine would be home by Christmas 2007. In the run up to last Christmas, the McCanns told the media that they would be setting a place at their table on Christmas day in case Madeleine came home. They said they had told the twins that she might be home on Christmas day.

    I found it pretty sick of the McCanns to make that statement to the media especially when they told the media what they said to the twins.There was no problem with the McCanns setting a place for Madeleine at their table. However they shouldn't have told the twins that the why the extra place was set.I can imagine Sean and Amalie stood at the window to see if they could see her walk up the garden path.

    I don't know why the McCanns keep feeding the media information regarding what they are doing in their home with the twins. Sue Healey Kate McCann's mother is just as bad, she told the media that gifts were given to the twins on Christmas day 2008 and on their following birthdays. They were told the gifts came from Madeleine.

    The twins had already been told by their parents that Madeleine had been taken by a monster. In my opinion, feeding Sean and Amalie this kind of information, is messing with their heads.

    One day Sean and Amalie, will be able to read for themselves how their parents behaved towards their big sister Madeleine and themselves, on that so called family holiday in Praia da Luz. They will probably come to the same conclusion that 95% of the general public have come to and that is that they are more involved with Madeleine's disappearance than neglect.

    I know my post has nothing to do with the thread, which is about the apartment laying empty since Madeleine disappeared. I just wanted to add some relevant facts to Joana's post 3.

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  8. keyser sose 15.47

    Is that how much they want - good grief - well I expect there would be very few people who would want to live in this particular apartment knowing that a child may have died there - they would have to be extremely odd, enjoy a "ghoulish' experience, day in and day out. No! not possible - £250.k to satisfy this strange fetish - not possible.

    Angelique

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  9. The McCanns and their wider family are making money out of Madeleine's disappearance. The directors of the fund are making money out of Madeleine's disappearance. Justine McGuiness made money out of Madeleine's disappearance and Clarence Mitchell is still making money out of Madeleine's disappearance.

    The McCanns phoney detectives, past and present, have also made money out of Madeleine's disappearance, so I presume the owner of the apartment where Madeleine was spirited away from, is thinking they too might as well make a quick buck out of Madeleine's disappearance.

    Does anyone know the name of the Liverpool retired school teacher who owns the apartment? I once read that she was a relation of the McCanns.

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  10. Who owns Apartment 5A?

    The apartment is owned by Ruth Margaret McCann, who is unrelated to the McCanns according to family spokesperson Clarence Mitchell.

    The apartment A, number 5, locate at Rua Dr. Agostinho da Silva, Montes da Luz Urbanization, Praia da luz, is registered with the number 3666.

    In 2001 the house was bought by a kind of society belonging to Daniel John Aldred, his daughter Donna Michelle Aldred (from his first marriage), Michael William McCann and his wife, Ruth Margaret McCann.

    Michael McCann born in Devonport, Plymouth was a widower when he married Margaret Ruth Pittaway, 53, who was also widowed in 1987.

    In 2005, Michael and Ruth bought the part of the Aldred couple giving each of them 50% of the apartment.

    Later in July 2006 Michael McCann died in Liverpool and in November of the same year Ruth McCann inherited his part becoming the only proprietor.

    Martin Brunt, Sky News Crime Correspondent, said in his blog of 20 December 2007 that he had asked the McCanns spokesperson, Clarence Mitchell, why the apartment from where Madeleine disappeared was registered to an owner called McCann.

    Brunt says: "I had to pester him for an answer, which only added to my suspicion that it was Gerry and Kate's second home and for some reason they had pretended it was a holiday rental.

    We finally nailed it. The place belongs to a Ruth McCann, a teacher in Liverpool (where Kate is from), who inherited it from her late husband.

    She told us she was no relation to Madeleine's family and hoped she wouldn't be pestered after my inquiry.

    In fact, she was more interested in learning whether she was likely to get compensation from the police who have, at last, kept the apartment as a locked crime scene.

    The chance of the McCanns renting a holiday home from someone of the same name is 7,500-to-one.

    in http://mccannfiles.com/id21.html

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  11. Thank you, Joana for all that detailed information. It does seem rather unlikely that the owner would be allowed to sell the apartment if the case of the missing Madeleine is only shelved. They would need it if the case was re-opened.

    7,500-to-one is quite long odds!

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  12. Thanks for the information Joana regarding apartment 5a.x

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  13. Kate #McCann de volta à Praia da Luz para 'rezar' - eventualmente com os 3 novos detectives experts em intelligentsia http://bit.ly/MAIdeuOk ?!

    Kate #McCann back in Portugal "to pray" - Murdoch's other scum paper NOTW

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  14. In Paul Luckman's newspaper for the British ex pat community living in the All Garve:

    Kate McCann returns to Luz
    3/10/2010

    The mother of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann is on a fleeting visit this weekend to the village from where here daughter went missing more than three years ago.

    The aim of the visit was emotional, rather than to attract attention to the ongoing search for Madeleine, Kate McCann told The Portugal News.

    Speaking as she left the Praia da Luz church shortly after noon on Saturday, having spent some time inside in prayer, Mrs McCann said she was in Portugal “for emotional reasons and to pray for Madeleine”.

    This was only the second occasion that Kate McCann had visited Praia da Luz since she and her family had left the resort in September 2007.

    Portugal News online, edition 1081

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  15. I was reading Tony Blair's autobiography and he talked of the tabloid press and how they will not print anything that will alienate their readers.....it made me think of the tabloids that will only print anything sympathetic towards the McCanns...obviously they have adjudged that their readers would be alienated if they took any other approach, which means that there are a lot of people still sympathetic to the MCanns, so #7 I doubt what you wrote is true:-
    "They will probably come to the same conclusion that 95% of the general public have come to and that is that they are more involved with Madeleine's disappearance than neglect."

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  16. I wonder if Kate McCann was in Prai da Luz, to see if she could put an offer in for apartment 5a.

    It seems rather strange that she should make a trip now to pray for Madeleine, for the last 3½ yrs, she's only set foot in the Algarve twice.

    Maybe the McCanns have been given the nod that they have been successful in suing Goncalo Amoral. They will quite happily see Goncalo sell his home and put his wife and children out in the streets, so they can fraudulently receive their pound of flesh.

    I'm thinking of ways the McCanns could be successfully prosecuted. I know for a fact that if I put a bet on a horse it would lose. If I was able to place a bet on the McCanns chances of being prosecuted, I would place a bet saying they wouldn't be prosecuted.

    I would no doubt lose my bet, which would make me very happy. Madeleine would at last get the justice she deserves and the McCanns would be were they belong, behind bars.

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  17. :)] As you may have gathered from the Daily Mail's article in quote, the McCanns' have contracted a new trio of seasoned detectives.

    These are not to be confused with Metodo 3 flamenco approach!

    The new team of sleuths is led by Mr. Nigel Brown of Garda/GSS Global, Berkeley Square, London. No sardine munchers these aces. These are bona fide Bacon & Beans through-breads.

    Mind the gap!

    Mr. Brown creative approach to crime investigation which led some cynics to suggest he should have tried his gamesmanship on his distinguished clients first except that you don't bite the hand that feeds you, do you?

    For an insight into GSS methods and the cynics remark please check this link: http://www.gssglobal.co.uk/casestudy/betting.htm

    While you are at it you may wish to check the following two but remember, I made no inferences.

    PJ Tipps

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article670742.ece

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1200525/If-dead-wont-accident-How-Russian-oligarchs-favourite-English-lawyer-met-horrifying-death.html

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  18. :m Oops! I forgot an important detail... Nigel Brown is the recipient of the Garda's Detective of the Year Award, 2007. Some cynics say this is hardly surprising since his previous security firm GSR Global was acquired by Garda, but I pass no judgement... I leave that for hard core conspiracy theorists on mushrooms - I can almost "remote view" one right now, sitting at his "pixel loom" deep in South Yorkshire, Tickhill, Doncaster... Allan Sargeant of the Inn aka "Blackwatch"... :o What a rogue!

    Anyway, here is Nigel's picture. My Scottish cleaner thought the Ryder's cup would have looked much better on him". I think she meant it as a compliment.

    http://www.gardaglobal.com/spotlight.php?spotlight_id=17

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  19. The twins had already been told by their parents that Madeleine had been taken by a monster. In my opinion, feeding Sean and Amalie this kind of information, is messing with their heads.beautiful post..thanks for sharing here..
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