Three target sites were excavated without positive results
by Rui Pando Gomes/Tânia Laranjo
There were two hours of some uncertainty and some tension after the georadar detected yesterday, in the late afternoon, a site with characteristics similar to a grave on the ground where searches are ongoing to find traces of Maddie, in Praia da Luz.
Picks and shovels were used but at the end of the excavations, it was concluded that whatever was buried, was after all, not compatible with a corpse. This examination forced the site to be covered with a tent of the Judiciary Police (PJ) and even led to the meeting of the two leaders of the police investigation, the English Andy Redwood, from Scotland Yard, and the Portuguese Luís Mota Carmo, from the PJ in Faro.
During the day yesterday, two other excavation operations took place, one in an old area of animal husbandry and the other in a hole covered by a corrugated metal panel and vegetation, both with fruitless results.
For today, CM found out that georadars will continue to be used and that it is expected the progress of the probes inside the sewer pipes that criss-cross the area, using micro-cameras attached to fibre optic cables.
in Correio da Manhã, June 5, 2014