24 July 2011

Another Maddie Sighting...in India


Leh, Fort Road by mnroper | All Rights Reserved
High drama prevailed in the busy Fort Road market of the city last night when three persons identified a six-year-old girl as Madeleine McCann, a British girl who went missing while on a holiday in Portugal in 2007.

The infamous case had hogged limelight when Madeleine disappeared in May 2007 while she was holidaying with her parents and siblings in the Algarve region of Portugal. The minor girl went missing from an apartment a few days before her fourth birthday and has still not been found. According to the Wikipedia and various web portals, Madeline’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann had stated that they had left the children unsupervised in the ground floor bedroom while they were at a restaurant about 120 metres away.

Last night, a British woman saw a French woman with her Belgian husband roaming in the market with a girl who looked like Madeleine. She immediately informed the British police and the Leh police. The local police has taken the passports of the suspects for verification.

The missing girl’s parents have set up a website where they have put up her pictures that were taken in 2007 and also pictures of how she would look like as she would grow up.

As the British woman shared her suspicions with few others and took a picture of the girl, an American youth -- who was also following the couple -- tried to take away the girl from them. He later told the police that he suspected the girl to be Madeleine. Another American woman also shared the suspicion.

The French woman, however, rubbished their claims, saying that she and her husband were the biological parents of the girl.

A local police official said there was worldwide alert for Madeleine and it would be a great honour for the Leh police to find the missing girl. “However, it all depends upon the evidence like DNA for which help from Madeleine’s parents and the British police was required.”

in Chandigarh Tribune, July 23, 2011



Australia

March 2008
News.au: The false Maddie sighting began when a woman notified police after she spotted a little girl getting off a train from Wollongong at Central station holding the hand of a "French-speaking man dressed in black" about 11am. (---)

August 2009
Goldcoast.au: POLICE investigated a possible sighting of the missing British girl Madeleine McCann near Byron Bay yesterday after a person reportedly mentioned to an officer they saw a child who resembled the missing girl near Suffolk Park. The sighting was unconfirmed but police said the report was unlikely to be legitimate. A NSW police spokeswoman said it was likely Maddy sightings would increase as a result of publicity surrounding the possible Australian link to her disappearance. (...)

Belgium

August 2007
BBC: Detectives have issued a sketch of a Dutch man and an English woman seen with the girl in a restaurant in Tongeren on the Dutch border.Student Jolien Houbrech, 21, who works as waitress at the east Belgian town's De Pauze restaurant said she had served the couple and the girl on Saturday. Police had removed the girl's drink and taken it away for forensic tests, she said. She described the child as aged five or six with long blonde hair. Miss Houbrech said she did not have suspicions about the couple until another customer had alerted her to the girl's resemblance to Madeleine.

August 2008
The Sun: A WOMAN who is convinced she saw Madeleine McCann wearing beach shoes on a city tram in Belgium told The Sun last night how cops ignored her. The sighting by supermarket buyer Line Compere came just 12 days after Maddie was snatched from her family's holiday apartment in Portugal. Line, 31, is one of THREE credible witnesses who say they saw the five-year-old in Belgium during the same period. The sightings come on top of three more in neighbouring Holland and fears expressed by Scotland Yard that Maddie was stolen to order by a Belgian paedophile ring. (...) The case files show a girl looking like Maddie was spotted in the Belgian town of Mouscron, near the French border, on June 2 last year. Gilles Crippiau, 33, saw her in a shop called O Cool with an English-speaking woman. He said the girl was about three with big eyes and the pale face of a tired child. He told Belgian police: "Once back home I looked at a photo of the little McCann child and I was struck by the resemblance." The files also reveal a British national saw a girl like Maddie asleep, possibly drugged, on a Brussels to Antwerp train on May 27 last year. She was with a 6ft man who carried her off at Medechen. The Sun has told this week of two sightings in Amsterdam by party goods shop worker Anna Stam, 41, and pensioner Hannie Weichmann, 71. And yesterday it emerged a man saw a little girl sitting on her own and crying in the Panorama restaurant at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for Maddie's parents Kate and Gerry, said all credible leads would be quickly followed up by private detectives working for the family.(...)

August 2008
Daily Mail: Maddie 'spotted in Belgian bank just FIVE days ago' - CCTV footage showing a girl similar to Madeleine McCann in a Belgian bank is being examined by police, according to reports. A security guard at the bank said she spotted the girl on Monday, with a woman of North African appearance, on CCTV images taken from a branch of KBC Bank in the west of Brussels. (...) A witness says the girl told her: 'My name is Maddie, they took me from my holiday.' Private detectives are hoping to trace the blonde woman and dark haired man. The artist's impression of the couple was based on a description by Anna Stam, who saw the group in a fancy dress shop in the Dutch capital. She told Dutch police the man seemed to be speaking Portuguese but the woman spoke English and said they ran a small circus in France. (...)

Bosnia

 December 2007
Telegraph: British tourist believes he may have seen the missing four-year-old while on a trip to the Roman Catholic shrine of Medjugorje in Bosnia ten days ago. The man from Fermanagh in Northern Ireland reportedly became suspicious after seeing a little blonde girl with a dark haired couple, who he felt could not be her parents."I'm sure that this child was not theirs and I'm convinced it could have been Madeleine," he said at the weekend. "She was very agitated and sobbing." (...)

Chile

 January 2008
Sunday Mirror: A child matching the four-year-old's description was spotted in the northern city of Vicuna - 6,000 miles away from where she was snatched. The little blonde girl was seen with a couple visiting the Gabriela Mistral museum, around 330 miles north of the capital Santiago. A witness told police the man resembled an artist's impression of a potential suspect released across the world last week. The witness, a 40-year-old refrigerator repair man, said both adults were speaking a foreign language - not the native Spanish - when he saw them.(...)

Croatia

August 2008
Croatian media: The son of the defender of the Dynamo of Zagreb, Dino Drpic, was confused with the British girl Madeleine (Maddie) McCann by a few English tourists, who wanted to take him from his mother. (...) A British girl, after seeing the fair-haired Leone Drpic, thought that it was Maddie and told her parents who also believed it was her. After taking some photos at a distance, they approached the child and tried to take Leone with them. Nives was close, but she did not realize the problem until the English woman put her arms around her son and tried to snatch him. Nives is used that the people in Croatia look at her and at her son and take photos wherever they go.

Dubai

January 2011

The Sun: Maddie 'seen with suspect' in Dubai - A girl looking like Maddie was spotted with a man "identical" to an artist's impression of a suspect seen close to where she vanished in Portugal in May 2007. An unnamed 35-year-old businessman told police he saw the girl with the man and two women outside a shopping mall in Dubai in November last year. He said: "The guy looked very like the suspect because he had a scary face, a moustache, and was very skinny. "The woman with him was also very thin. Behind them I saw a little girl, about seven or eight years old, with a black woman in a veil."The girl looked so similar to the younger Madeleine. She had light brown hair. But it was her nose and eyes that made me think it was the missing girl." (...)

England

February 2008
Daily Mail: Detectives are said to be launching a major inquiry into the claim that the missing four-year-old was seen by a man in Dorset.Retired civil servant Alan Cameron alerted police after a Portuguese couple turned up at his home in the village of Stratton (...).

France

February 2008
Fox News: Investigators had taken seriously a Dutch teenage tourist's account that she believed she had seen McCann alive at a French roadside restaurant near the city of Montpellier on Feb. 15, a police official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. After viewing closed-circuit video footage, police investigators spotted a man and a young girl who indeed resembled the British girl, but determined it was not McCann after a thorough inspection, the official said. The file has been transferred to a state prosecutor in Montpellier, the official said, declining to provide further information. On Wednesday, Dutch newspaper De Gelderlander interviewed Melissa Firing, 18, who said she was sure the girl she saw was McCann because of the way she reacted when she called out her name, and because she was able to look her in the eyes. (...)

Greece

May 2007
Postchronicle: A Swiss vacationer believed he had seen Madeleine with a man in a hotel on the island of Crete. This has also proved to be a false alarm.

Malta

June 2007
Times Online: A police source said: “The only report supported by evidence was made by a person who said saw Madeleine in Zejtun [in the south of Malta]. The person had enough sense to get a mobile snap shot of the girl, which resulted not being the young Maddie. Ray Roberts, 49, from Anglesey, north Wales, said that on Sunday night he saw a girl in Sliema, on the northeast coast of Malta, wearing what he said was a jet black wig as she was taken away by an Arabic looking man in his 40s and a younger woman. The man spoke to the child haltingly in English. (...)

June 2007
Malta media: A second report was filed on the 17th June, when two British women claimed to have seen a girl remarkably similar to Madeleine McCann near the Floriana bus terminus. The girl was seen in company of a middle-aged woman. The two boarded a bus headed for Qawra and alit it once they reached St Paul’s Bay. Following media reports pertaining to the case which were published in the media on Thursday, Police received seven further reports of alleged sightings. Police said that the reports were given by six women, one man and an anonymous person. The person or persons allegedly accompanying the child differed in the reports. The girl was allegedly seen in Valletta, Sliema, Medina and Marsascala in the days and weeks leading up to Thursday, 21st June (...)

June 2007
The Sun: 14 sightings of Maddie - Officers said the first was almost a MONTH ago, and just one of the sightings has so far been ruled out.Their probe began when a Maltese woman contacted them on May 27, convinced she had seen four-year-old Maddie with a man in the capital Valletta. (...)Swiss authorities launched a huge search at Geneva airport yesterday after two separate sightings of a child resembling Maddie. The search was eventually called off after two hours, and pilots and arrival airports were alerted to check all passengers. (...)

Morocco

November 2007
The Sun: AN investigator hired by Madeleine McCann's parents vowed last night: "I'll find her in five months."
Francisco Marco said Maddie, four, is alive in MOROCCO and revealed he has already bought dolls to give her when she is rescued. Marco, 35, declared: "I will take them out of the suitcase the day I find Madeleine." (...)


September 2007
NY Post: The picture -- taken on Aug. 31 in the town of Zinat by a Spanish tourist -- shows a blonde child strapped to the back of a local woman. The girl in the image is named Bushra Binhisa and comes from a village in the Rif mountains in northern Morocco where her family have lived and farmed several generations, the Daily Mail reported. Tourist Clara Torres, who took the picture, said that when she later compared it to a photo of Madeleine, "We realized yes, it could be her. It sent shivers down my spine. (...)

May 2007
Sunday Herald: Portuguese detectives are liaising with Interpol after a Norwegian woman told newspapers she saw a "sad" looking girl fitting Madeleine's description with a 35 to 40-year-old male at a petrol station on the outskirts of Marrakech. Marie Olli, 45, said the blonde girl was with an "anonymous" man who could be from Britain. She claimed the pair didn't seem related and she became suspicious when the child asked the man: "Can I see mummy soon?" However, it wasn't until she returned home to Fuengirola in Spain after the May 9 sighting, six days after Madeleine was snatched from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on the Algarve, that she saw TV coverage of her disappearance.(...)

May 2007
Daily Mail: A Spanish mother told today how she is convinced she saw Madeleine McCann being dragged across a street in Morocco. The potential witness believes she spotted the missing girl with a woman in a headscarf crossing a road in the northern town of Zaio in May. She said she told her husband to stop the car. "I shouted 'Stop! It's Madeleine, the missing girl.' But by the time we pulled over and ran back to where she had crossed, they had both vanished." (...)

New Zealand

March 2010
Daily Mail: Was this Madeleine? Revealed, the photo files Portuguese police kept secret... to the fury of the distraught McCanns - Secret files released yesterday show that Portuguese police dismissed dozens of potential sightings of Madeleine McCann. Leads from around the world - including CCTV footage from New Zealand of a child looking strikingly like the missing girl - were filed away under the heading 'not relevant'. (...)

Portugal

September 2009
Independent: The Ulster detective leading the search for Madeleine McCann today reveals his most chilling theories yet, exclusively to Sunday Life. Hardened ex-RUC cop Dave Edgar told us he is convinced that little Maddie is imprisoned in a hellish lair – just like kidnapped sex slave Jaycee Lee Dugard. He insisted the “back from the dead” reappearance of Jaycee – and the cases of Austrian cellar girls Elisabeth Fritzl and Natascha Kampusch – confirmed his suspicion. And despite fresh leads taking his probe to Australia and Barcelona, the east Belfast man insists the golden-haired youngster is being held just 10 miles from where she was snatched in Praia da Luz two years ago. (...)

March 2008
Telegraph: A British couple claim they saw a small bundle being smuggled on a jetski and taken out to sea just a few miles from where Madeleine McCann went missing. He then appeared to take the bundle it to a small “official-looking” grey boat moored just off the coast at Salema, six miles up the coast from Praia Da Luz where Madeleine went missing last May. Despite the fact that the couple reported their sighting to the Ocean Club resort, where the McCann family had been staying, police have not yet investigated the incident or called them in to be interviewed. The witnesses, who did not want to be named, are from south-west England and were visiting relatives Patrick Matthews, 37, and his wife Eliza, 25, in Salema, near Praia da Luz. (...)

February 2008
Evening Standard: A Portuguese taxi driver has told how he picked up Madeleine McCann with a blonde woman who looked like Kate McCann and three men including one who looked like suspect Robert Murat the night of her disappearance. Antonio Castela, 67, said he dropped off the missing girl and her English-speaking mystery companions at an Algarve hotel and watched them drive off in a blue jeep. (...)

November 2007
Belfast Telegraph: Spanish private investigators say they are confident that Madeleine McCann was kidnapped and that the net is closing on her abductors. The investigators, who were hired by the missing British girl's parents, are currently examining an alleged sighting of the four-year-old in central Portugal two days after she disappeared. A witness claims to have seen her in a car with a woman. (...)

Spain

April 2008
The Sun: Tourist Margaret Jones believes she saw the missing four-year-old at the Spanish island’s airport. She contacted Metodo 3 — the detectives hired by the McCanns — after returning home to Cardiff. The media worker, in her 60s, said: “I was sitting opposite a shop. I spotted a little girl with curly red hair with a man, who was about 5ft 10in. (...)

August 2007
Liveleak: Police are investigating fresh claims that Madeleine McCann is alive and being held captive after witnesses reported seeing her being bundled into a car in Spain. Two witnesses told detectives they are "certain" they saw the missing four-year-old girl with a man who was acting strangely at a petrol station earlier this week. The sighting is a glimmer of hope for desperate parents Kate and Gerry McCann, who this week revealed that they believed their daughter was alive and being held somewhere in Spain. The two female witnesses who triggered the latest police search told officers they saw a well-built man shoving the little girl, who resembled Madeleine, into a dark green Citroen ZX hatchback. They watched as he mistreated her at a car wash at a Shell service station on a main road out of the port city of Cartagena on the country’s south-east coast. (...)

United States of America

February 2011
The Sun: Madeleine McCann is in America – and I know who took her -Marcelino Italiano, 36, said she had been snatched by an Algarve-based paedophile ring. The amateur sleuth added: "They can get away with anything." Angolan-born Italiano said the gang of influential and dangerous perverts had hunted children in the Algarve before smuggling them out of Portugal. (...)The 6ft 4in nightclub bouncer said: "I know these people were involved and I have been told that Madeleine may now be in America. "I can't say how, but I have known these people and believe they can get away with anything. (...)

Still to come (or already leaked in the media, even if dismissed by various police forces)
March 2010
Sky News: More reported sightings of Madeleine McCann have been documented in new files released by prosecutors in Portugal.

In a second day of revelations, there were reports of a sighting in Portugal of a girl wearing a black wig being dragged along by two gypsies 18 months after Madeleine's disappearance.

Earlier evidence was described as 'gold dust' by her parents Kate and Gerry, who hope it could lead to a breakthrough in the search for their daughter.

Speaking earlier, their spokesman, Clarence Mitchell told Sky News it was disgraceful that information about possible sightings of Madeleine has only emerged now after sitting in a box since 2008, when the case was shelved by Portuguese police*. (...) "This information is gold dust to them. Kate and Gerry need all of it and they want a full review of all the information it contains.

"Our investigators are working at times with one hand tied behind their back.

"Any leads must come through Portugal but they must come to Kate and Gerry.

"Our investigators will now work very hard and three years on it will hopefully lead to the breakthrough Kate and Gerry have been waiting for."

Sky's crime correspondent Martin Brunt said the McCanns first became aware of the file after they won a court battle to ban publication of a book that claimed their daughter was dead. (....)


*The case wasn't shelved by the Portuguese police, it's an impossibility, but hey, if you are Clarence Mitchell, or have Kate McCann's writing skills, then facts only exist to be twisted till they fit. Meanwhile, if you are taking your blonde children with you to somewhere exotic and beautiful like Leh, or anywhere else in the world for that matter - keep an eye out for those deranged child-saviours. They usually carry very distinguishable holiday merchandise.

The Spin

Update: July 28, 2011 (The UK media, followed by a "carbon copy" world-media went in a frenzy over the fake sighting)



Daily Mirror: Madeleine McCann: DNA test taken from little girl in India Brit woman believes is Maddy
 
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann face an agonising wait for the results of a DNA test after a young girl suspected of being their daughter was spotted in India.

 The girl fitting the description of Maddy, who went missing whie on a family holiday to the Algarve in Portugal in 2007, was seen by a British woman and two Americans in a market in the northern city of Leh.

The trio were so convinced it was Madeleine, who would now be eight years old, that they tried to take the girl away from the Belgian man and French woman who insist they are the child's parents.

Police have taken swabs from the youngster so that a DNA test can be carried out and a team of private investigators working on behalf of Kate and Gerry McCann are liaising with them.

 It has also been reported that the passports of the girl's family have been confiscated by the Indian authorities until the results of the DNA test have come back.

A spokesman for Leh police said: "It all depends upon the evidence like DNA for which help from Madeleine's parents and the British police was required."

Kate and Gerry McCann's spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, said: "Our private investigators are aware of the reports from India over the weekend about a possible sighting of Madeleine.
 
"We are liaising with the Indian authorities over the incident and await the results of the DNA test."
 
Newkerala - Kashmir police deny finding missing British girl
 
Srinagar, July 28 : The Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday denied media reports that a British girl who had reportedly gone missing in Portugal four years ago was found in Leh.

Talking to some media persons here Thursday evening, Abdul Gani Mir, deputy inspector general of police (DIG), said: "We have not recovered any missing foreign girl from Leh."

"There is no question of carrying out a DNA test since we don't have the girl. Our field staff in Leh have confirmed that no such girl has been recovered by them.

"A British media report said that a girl missing for the last four years from Portugal had been sighted in Leh district of the state. We have no such confirmation from either the police or the district administration," the DIG said.
 
Earlier, a British newspaper report had said a four-year-old British girl, who was allegedly kidnapped while on a holiday in Portugal in 2007, has reportedly been tracked down to Leh city in India's Jammu and Kashmir state.

The report in the Daily Mail also said the parents of Madeleine McCann are, however, awaiting the results of a DNA test on the girl.

Kate and Gerry McCann's team of private investigators said they were working with Leh police who were alerted after a British woman spotted a girl she thought to be Madeleine. The abducted girl would now be eight years old.

"Madeleine was about to celebrate her fourth birthday when she went missing on a family holiday in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007," the daily said.

"The woman who found the girl raised concerns with other tourists who agreed with her."

"An American man even reportedly tried to take the girl from the couple with whom she was."

"However, the French woman and her Belgian husband insisted they were the parents of the girl.

"Leh police have now taken swabs so that DNA tests can be carried out on the girl," the Daily Mail report had said.

Kate and Gerry McCann recently launched a book about how she disappeared. Proceeds from the book, titled "Madeleine" go towards the funding of their search for their daughter.

The official Portuguese inquiry into the girl's disappearance was formally shelved in July 2008.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has also asked Scotland Yard to carry out a review of the investigation, the Daily Mail report said.

Update: July 29, 2011 

Rediff News: No missing British girl found in Leh: Police
by Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
 
A senior police officer has denied that any missing British girl had been recovered by them in the Leh town of cold desert region of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

Media reports had said that Madeleine McCann, a British girl who went missing while on a holiday in Portugal in 2007 had been spotted in Leh town by a British woman.

Reports had also said that DNA confirmation would be made to ascertain the identity of the girl who had been found roaming in the Leh market with a French woman and her Belgian husband.

When contacted, the deputy inspector general of police, Abdul Gani Mir, denied police had found any missing foreign girl in Leh town. 

"We have confirmed and re-confirmed from our officers on the ground in Leh and there is no report of the missing girl having been found in the town", Mir said.
 
State police authorities were flooded with phone calls from journalists after the story about the missing girl having been sighted in Leh town appeared in British press on Thursday.

The case of the Madeleine McCann had hogged headlines when she disappeared while holidaying with her parents and siblings in the Algarve region of Portugal in 2007.


37 comments:

  1. My God, those poor parents! I hope they sue the McCanns (maybe Rupert Murdoch too, come to think of it).

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  2. If this child is Madeleine, I hope that the book is not only thrown at this couple, but the McCanns. The McCanns started the ball rolling when they failed to take proper care of Madeleine Sean and Amalie.

    If this child isn't Madeleine, her parents are going to be extremely angry, because they were not only followed, but a young lad tried to snatch their daughter from them.

    By the way, this story hasn't been reported in the British Press. The British Press and the McCanns have gone strangely quiet. Maybe the meetings the McCanns have been having with Scotland Yard, aren't going the way they wanted them to go. Maybe there is a news blackout. Maybe Madeleine is going to get the justice she deserves.

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  3. Bom dia!

    "Tão amigos que os FansMcs são "! E, perigosos. Mas, sendo perigosos por assediarem casais com Crianças, o perigo maior veio sempre daquele casal e companhia, de Uk ao induzirem estes comportamentos pelo Mundo fora.

    Há quem diga aqui que Uk (ainda ) não publicou nada.

    Que estão silenciosos por lá, estão na verdade. E, cada vez mais quietinhos com o ex NoW e mais tablóides; mas, acontece que pelos lados da Austrália e continente asiático os tentáculos tablóides ligados ao Rupert retomaram estas histórias.

    Se não pode ser no Reino de Sua Majestade, que se avance para outros lados. Parar, não pararam. Mudaram de local

    Eles andam do tipo " minoria silenciosa" por alguma razão estranha.

    Ou, tendo calado os Portugueses: G.A.; HC e P.S. quer com uma " condenação suspensa", quer com processos e proibição de falar, pretendem o silêncio total.

    MAS estas não notícias que continuam ,não me parecem estar de acordo com o poderoso Rupert e veneno espalhado.
    É uma subversão aos últimos factos ; uma questão de subverter os sítios/locais. Eles prosseguem e, não são daquele tipo " ninguém cala a voz ao pensamento ". Eles actuam.

    Só poderia escrever na minha língua materna. Ser-me-ia difícil escrever noutra.


    Digamos que os fins de semana voltam à animação.

    E, há mais outro aspecto:

    foi na Índia que um adolescente foi morto pelos progenitores e, nessa altura foram comparados ao casal Mc. Associaram o estatuto social , a profissão e um crime.


    Provavelmente foram obrigados a fazer uma cópia de algum texto.

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  4. Je n'ai pas bien compris ! Madeleine aurait été vue récemment en Inde ou en 2007?
    L' article n'est pas assez explicite sur le moment précis ! est ce que les vérifications ont été faites ou sont en cours ?

    Joana, j 'espère qu'après ce long silence sur ce site vous avez pu vous reposer un peu car nous pensons que vous l'avez bien mérité.

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  5. Ah..... o expesso de uk , pela escrita do J. Murray, põe a K.Mc na ribalta novamente.

    Outro artigo sobre o Rupert, o mesmo.

    E, um artigo de opinião na Austrália faz o mesmo. Um pouco ao estilo das empresas que ao fazerem publicidade aos seus produtos, colocam no meio umas palavritas acerca da Infeliz Criança.


    Tablóides, tablóides...... para quem lê pouco ou nada e, nada pensa.

    Resumindo: o polvo através de 2 artigos ressuscita Madeleine

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  6. Bom dia :) After yesterday's tragic events in Norway, and with the ongoing phone-hacking saga I don't think the more sensationalistic media will pick up on this 'sighting-almost-kidnapping' story - even though it's just the style of story the UK media would 'jump in', that is, perhaps before the Met/SY was on the case.

    Nevertheless and continuing the Sunday McCann tradition, there is this PR article by James Murray on Kate McCann, in the Express. It gives the impression that Murray felt the need to balance with “extra-positive fluffiness” Kate's image against this much more moving article where a father is imploring David Cameron for his missing daughter to be given the same special “McCann” treatment. Unfortunately the answer is bound to be the same as it was for Ben Needham's mom's when she asked for Cameron's help. – All this differential treatment places the McCanns in a very “unhelpful” light.

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  7. ..and not one word has been said in the UK press of this ..when only months ago it would've been front page news !! Tame editors no longer able to be manipulated because they're about to be rumbled for their sins maybe? Too much of a hot potato in the current climate? House of cards is starting to fall methinks.

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  8. 4 Bon jour, and thank you, I'm more rested now :) The article was published yesterday, on a Indian newspaper on-line, the collection of the sightings by country and year, that is posted bellow, was assembled by me. As far as I understand, this seems to be a similar case to the one that took place in Croatia (2008), when an hysterical English tourist decided that Dino Drpic's two year old son was Madeleine, and tried to snatch the boy from his parents. As to the last paragraph, you are right, it leaves in the open if they actually arrived to a conclusion or not - anyway, if this was a true story I'm sure the McCanns would be already on a flight to India. And the mainstream media would be on the case. bisous

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  9. At least this article misses the line where it says the police took the "suspect" passports.

    When are the McCanns going to denounce this type of behavior? Imagine what could have happened with someone trying to take this girl?? That "youth" wouldn't have gotten away undamaged if I were the mom. Imagine the trauma for that child!!

    I hope these parents sue everyone involved, including the McCanns. This madness has to stop.

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  10. Who the hell cares its gone on much too long now, I doubt little Maddie will ever get justice. The Maccanns are still dealing all the cards forget justice it just not going to happen.

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  11. How many other young girls are being approached and/or studied by strangers because of this toxic scam?

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  12. Mitchell and Mccanns have found another story to keep things going, Madeleine is not kidnapped she died in the flat,it is time for Mr Cameron to stop all these stories, please Mr Cameron open the case and the truth will come out, the Mccannns and Mitchell have given Portugal and Britain a bad name. Germany.

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  13. Welcome back Joana, a lot has been happening but It does not seem to have affected much the McCanns, I wonder how the SY review is going as I read the McCanns were very happy with the several meetings they have had with SY in the last month. After the resignation of two of the top members of this police force,, I wonder how much control gerry has with his masonic mates.I had and still hope that SY will advise the PJ to reopen the case and work with them for a conviction of who ever may be guilty. Sadly time is passing and nothing has been found that could cause an end to this crime that lives in this poor girls memory

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  14. I have just finished reading the mccanns autobiography.... so many untruths, she states how they were the only ones searching for Maddie the night she disappeared, she was looking in wheelie bins her and gerry and no one else. Not true there are many press articles that proved you did not lift a finger to go out searching , niether your up nosed husband either, and all this talking to maddie in your book, sweetheart, nite nite sweethearheart how much you love her, this is very false, a broken hearted mother would express her thoughts differently. all to contrived and too much gerry and kate, there is so much contradiction to your other statements I am surprised you have been allowed to let these pass,especially after your F------ T----- mantra

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  15. Australian tv "7 on Sunday":

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/video/-/watch/26024838/

    WARNING:

    Watch on an empty stomach...

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  16. Joana, welcome! I hope you had a nice vacation. Last Friday I came back from Lisbon where I went to visit my seriously ill sister who died yesterday.Very sad.
    What I want to tell here is the fact that not only the Portugueses but even Africans from Angola and Guiné and people from the Azoren know that Madeleine is dead and that the parents are involved in the case.No doubts about it.

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  17. I'm sure the parents of this little 6 year old girl found this very ludicrous and unhelpful. Have the sainted McCann couple interrupted their tour of Europe or Australia or wherever they are to go and investigate? No, I thought not.

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  18. Have the McCanns ever personally pursued any of these sightings? After all it's not as though they can't afford the fare!

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  19. These people are just sick. Two people have their passports confiscated and subject to police investigation on the basis of evidence from lunatics. Its time this nonsense was stopped once and for all.

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  20. Notice, there isn’t one single person in this article who has been named. Not the British woman, the French woman, the Belgian husband or the American youth. Strange eh?

    Welcome back Joana.I hope the rest has recharged your batteries.

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  21. so glad to see you back Joana!!!

    aunty anti

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  22. Hello Anonymous (post 14) I have seen many extracts of Kate McCanns book of sex filth and lies on the net. I was sickened when I read the extract where Kate McCann said she and her husband were the only ones searching for Madeleine.

    This evil bitch has grossly insulted the kind people of Praia da Luz, who stayed off work for a week to search for Madeleine, while she and her equally evil husband, carried on as if they were on holiday. Holiday makers who gave up their holiday to search for Madeleine have been insulted and so have the police who had their leave cancelled while they searched for Madeleine.

    I was watching the Australian programme last night and I thought the presenter was sycophantic. I changed my mind when she asked the McCanns if they had killed Madeleine. The You Tube video where Gerry McCann was telling his friend to "F.OFF" because he wasn't here to enjoy himself, was also shown in the programme.

    In my opinion, the presenter knows the McCanns are more involved with Madeleine's disappearance than neglect. Here is the link to the programme:

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/features/article/-/9888202/looking-for-madeleine/mccann/

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  23. I wrote here before that I lost my sister last Sunday. During a week I was visiting her at a hospital in Lisbon and I remember all details of the last moments I spent with her, and I remember the whole week I was there.That's what I miss in Kate about the last day of Madeleine's
    life and how was Maddy's vacation that week.Precious little details.How was her last bath, did she play with the water, with the siblings, with the soap?
    I also miss stories about the time before the family left to Portugal, at the airport, in the plane, the last time they were a family of five people. And what was Madeleine telling about every day when she was coming home from the nursery in Praia da Luz?
    The whole story is concentrated in Kate herself.It looks like she never payed attention to her children, only to herself.

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  24. hello Dandelion, post 22 i am poster 14 and i agree totally with what you have said, what i found a give away in the australian interviwe was whn the interviewer asked the Mc if they killed Madeliene, watch their expressions blink blink feeling uncomfortable.

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  25. Hi Anonymous (post 24) regarding the presenter asking the McCanns if they had killed Madeleine, I found their expressions priceless. The McCanns normally get very angry when presenters ask them questions, that imply they could be more involved with Madeleine's disappearance than neglect.Apart from the blinking, they seemed remarkably calm.It's as if they believe they are untouchable and they no longer care what questions are thrown at them.

    Regarding the video of Gerry McCann telling his friend to "F.OFF" I was disappointed that the presenter didn't ask Gerry McCann why he "wasn't here to enjoy himself" If ever a video made me think Madeleine's disappearance was premeditated by the McCanns, this is the video.

    I am praying that the series of meetings the McCanns are having with Scotland Yard, are going to lead to their eventual prosecution.

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  26. Who says the truth, Mitchell or indian police?



    According to the Chandigarh Tribune events became heated and an American tourist was said to have tried to take the girl from the couple she was with. The girl was being accompanied by a Belgian man and a French woman.Local police were called to the scene and allegedly made copies of the couple’s passports. The couple, however, insisted that the girl was their daughter.A spokesman for Leh police told local media: “It all depends upon the evidence like DNA for which help from Madeleine's parents and the British police was required.”



    "Our private investigators are aware of the reports from India over the weekend about a possible sighting of Madeleine," McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said Thursday, the Mirror reported. "We are liaising with the Indian authorities over the incident and await the results of the DNA test."On the Find Madeleine Twitter account, there was no additional information."What Clarence has said is what we know. When we know more, we will pass it on," a tweet on Thursday read.



    Kashmir police deny finding missing British girl
    Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday denied media reports that a British girl who had reportedly gone missing in Portugal four years ago was found in Leh.
    Talking to some media persons here Thursday evening, Abdul Gani Mir, deputy inspector general of police (DIG), said: ‘We have not recovered any missing foreign girl from Leh.’
    ‘There is no question of carrying out a DNA test since we don’t have the girl. Our field staff in Leh have confirmed that no such girl has been recovered by them.’
    ‘A British media report said that a girl missing for the last four years from Portugal had been sighted in Leh district of the state. We have no such confirmation from either the police or the district administration,’ the DIG said.
    Earlier, a British newspaper report had said a four-year-old British girl, who was allegedly kidnapped while on a holiday in Portugal in 2007, has reportedly been tracked down to Leh city in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state.
    The report in the Daily Mail also said the parents of Madeleine McCann are, however, awaiting the results of a DNA test on the girl.
    Kate and Gerry McCann’s team of private investigators said they were working with Leh police who were alerted after a British woman spotted a girl she thought to be Madeleine. The abducted girl would now be eight years old.
    ‘Madeleine was about to celebrate her fourth birthday when she went missing on a family holiday in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007,’ the daily said.
    ‘The woman who found the girl raised concerns with other tourists who agreed with her.’
    ‘An American man even reportedly tried to take the girl from the couple with whom she was.’
    ‘However, the French woman and her Belgian husband insisted they were the parents of the girl.
    ‘Leh police have now taken swabs so that DNA tests can be carried out on the girl,’ the Daily Mail report had said.
    Kate and Gerry McCann recently launched a book about how she disappeared. Proceeds from the book, titled ‘Madeleine’ go towards the funding of their search for their daughter.
    The official Portuguese inquiry into the girl’s disappearance was formally shelved in July 2008.
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has also asked Scotland Yard to carry out a review of the investigation, the Daily Mail report said.

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  27. FIELD OF DREAMS...

    "If you build it..." (if you promote it...) "she will come..."(she will appear*...)

    :m * "appear" as in "apparition".

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  28. In the video clip interview, when asked "did you kill Madeleine" Kate protests feebly like a child denying being caught with her hand in the cookie jar. "It's so ridiculous" she almost wimpers. This is acting, there's no emotion, the tone designed to portray innocence. Their reaction has no connection with the enormity of the question.

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  29. Anonymous # 23: first of all, I am genuinely and deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you are well, as I am sure your sister is now.

    I just wanted to say that your case was different. If you visited your sister in the hospital, you went there knowing that time could be running out.
    Kate McCann, on the other hand, could not have known that her daughter would disappear.
    Psychologically, that's a huge difference.
    Also, not all people react the same.

    N.B. Obviously, I don't know what happened to Madeleine. I can only hope her parents did not have anything to do with it.

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  30. What do you feel about Paul Ray, eh Joana?

    mystic madeleine Malta man. july 22? day of the norway massacre? does that day have a significance on the holy calendar at all?

    I can't be the first messenger to have warned you. I'm probaly the third messenger to have told you today. you seem to have missed out all those far-right witness sightings. Especially in malta. So very many sightings in Malta. Mageleine seen with arabs in a wig. morrocco? france. spain. always men of 'north african' appearence.

    You are quite a 'tower of strength' to all concerned Jo.

    Donations presnetly being accepted for orphanages in Belarus.

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  31. I work in the paramedical field and the day Madeleine's disappearance was announced on t.v. I can remember saying to myself " The parents have to be Irish junkies on holiday" because this is exactly how drug addicts in Dublin go on locking up their kids for days alone in their flats while they go off buying/ selling drugs. Imagine my suprise when I discovered they were Drs!!! One wonders if she was found alive could you place her back in their care?

    But acting as devil's advocate just a few spanners to throw in the works of Amaral's theories and the anti-McCann side:
    1) 15/19 alleles match. That means the odds of not being madeline's DNA is 4^15 (1 in 1 073 741 824 people will match her DNA in a world of 6 billion people). The problem is the very people who might likely match her DNA will be her siblings ....i.e. their DNA will be a close match and therefore there is a possibility that it could be their DNA . This is actually a defence used by criminals in my country Ireland...."that DNA might be me brother who once took a joy ride in the car used for the robbery"

    2) The cadaver dog evidence- how do we know some poor old dear in appartment 5A didn't die a year before and that's what they detected? Did anyone check the possibility a previous guest died on holiday there?????

    3) Their criticism of the Portugese police: well, that's a general English thing....they believe only they can do things properly and when things don't work out to their liking they play this card which is very popular with their press.

    Has anyone ever thought the drawing of the abductor looks very like a masculinised description of Kate McCann herself??? Every time I see the picture it reminds me of how you would draw Kate as a man. Maybe I'm crazy
    What if the McCanns are just negligent parents but she was really abducted by some paedophile. It's still a possibility although I don't blame the PJ for suspecting the parents/ accident story?

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  32. Hello Anonymous (post 28) Of course the McCanns had something to do with Madeleine's disappearance. If Madeleine was abducted and as yet there is no proof she was, the McCanns were not with her, when she was taken.

    The McCanns should have been prosecuted for neglect, because they broke the Portuguese law, when they left Madeleine and her siblings without supervision, while they went out with their friends.

    If Madeleine wasn't abducted, then the McCanns, should have been prosecuted for more than neglect, because they were the last people to see Madeleine alive.

    If you are interested in this sad case, take a look at the files, which can be found on www.mccannfiles.com website. I must warn you though you will find information that is very upsetting. Especially if you watch the You Tube videos.

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  33. Anon 30

    Already ruled out that,no death ever in apartment 5A, so who's cadavar is it.

    No abduction, as we will find out shortly.

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  34. ANON @30
    If you knew anything about "junkies"you would know they wouldnt be/bring their children on holidays to Portugal or anywhere else in the first place.
    Go off and read the files before you post any of your "GOBSHITE" comments here again.
    A.Dubliner

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  35. @29, I would be extremely interested to hear more.

    I was recently surprised to find that Paul Ray had discussed the case with other right wing bloggers. It was interesting to see that some of these people had higlighted the role of the "chipping norton set" in the cover up way back in 2007. What was probably dismissed by many as the rantings of conspracy theorists back then is actually proving to be remarkably accurate as details of the hackergate scandal slowly emerge.

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  36. Oh dear, anonymous 33. Are you from the same Dublin where the parents spend all Sunday in the pub while the kids run wild outside? Seem to remember a child dying in North Dublin after her mother used her bottle to measure her methadone. I don't think my criticism is wrong or from lack of experience.Lets see- junkies inject heroin maybe once or twice a day- they take 2 Dalmane 30 mg and 3 x 10mg Anxicalm to sleep through the withdrawl symptoms they have because you need to inject heroin every 2 hours and they can't afford it. Have I missed out on anything? Have a walk around to the ILAC centre and you'll see them all there in Burger King and McDonalds with the kids after collecting their phy behind the coroner's court in Amien's street.But I do commend any parent who has had to be seperated from the young ones to get off the methadone and the Dalmane and the Anxicalms in the likes of the Aisling Clinic. At least they try hard for their kids.

    But one of the strategies the McCann's have adopted is to appeal to the conscience of many a parent who has left a small child alone and if you examine the pro-McCann lobby many supporters will say "I've done that myself".Well, I haven't and its about time people woke up to the effects of addiction on parenting and stopped feeling sorry for themselves. You don't leave small kids like Maddie on their own while you go on the piss.

    With regard to the cadaver smell though, does anyone on the site know the science behind this. I presume it involves the detection of cadaverine from the body by the dog...but what about the kinetics of cadaverine production postmortem? Does it develop at the instant of death? Does it develop 1 hour later; does it develop 24 hours later. Would Madeleine's body have remained long enough in the appartment for the cadaver smell to develop? How great is this evidence- could it be a red herring?

    And again, the fact remains that the DNA does not match 19/19 alleles suggesting to me its DNA from a sibling.Obviously the British lab cannot stand over the I.D. fully. Another variation to take account of is the fact low copy DNA is more or less not accepted anymore after the case of Sean Hoey convicted for the Omagh bombing was found to be unsafe.

    To anonymous 32- how will we know there was no abduction soon?

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  37. so pleased to see you're feeling better joana - many thanks for your hard work on this site. you are appreciated more than you know!
    with love Bekki, UK

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