Madeleine: Cats fool Divers
The Diving team who was searching for Maddie in the Arade dam only found Cat Skeletons
GNR and PJ were in the place but, after all, the bones found inside a bag were of a brood of Kittens. The Madeira lawyer insists on doing private searches on the lagoon.
A team from the Judiciary Police connected to the process of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared, in the 3rd of May of 2007, of an apartment from Praia da Luz, in Lagos, returned yesterday to the installations of the PJ of Portimão with empty Hands. This after having followed another lead prompted by the team who are at the service of the Madeira lawyer Aragão Correia, in the Arade dam. The lawyer, who already spent thousands of euros to locate the child, assures that Maddie is dead and her body was thrown to the lagoon of Silves.
Yesterday, divers to his service found a bag with bones. But, as 24horas was able to know, they belong to a brood of six or seven cats. In other words, the skeletons are not human. “A team of the PJ moved to the field, after having received a communication from the GNR. After the skeletons were analyzed, everything indicated that it was a brood of cats that was put in the bag and thrown to the dam. That still has to be confirmed properly, but there is already confidence that these bones are not human remains”, guaranteed a judicial source connected with the investigation.
Aragão Correia, in his turn, affirms the searches in the dam will continue up to Friday and he pointed out that, when the bag was discovered with the bones, they did not know if they were or not human: " The divers discovered the bones. The dimension of the bag was one that could have been used in order to wrap up the child. However, early on, the hypothesis that these were animal’s bones was considered”, explained a source from the office of the lawyer.
Since last Monday one team of seven divers from Lagos, helped by the Firemen of Portimão specialized in corpses' rescue in deep waters, have been doing searches in the dam of the Arade.
“In spite that there are strong evidences that the girl is dead and that the body most likely was hidden in the region of the Algarve, the truth is that, independently of whom did it (the crime), there is still no indication on her probable location. The investigations continue”, summed up the judiciary source.
Source: 24 Horas Page 10