Maddie Case: Sniffer dogs identified cadaver odour
CMTV, 14 October, 2013
|Official inquiry - Renault Scenic 59-DA-27|
Voice Over [Rebeca Venâncio] - It was the main evidence that gave strength to the argument of those who believed that the parents were responsible for the crime. The sniffer dogs brought by the English authorities signalled cadaver odour and to blood in the McCann family's car. The theory of Gonçalo Amaral, who was removed from the investigation, was confirmed by the Springer spaniel dogs' keen sense of smell. That Renault could have been the vehicle where Maddie's body was carried. In the car park there were over a dozen cars yet the dogs rushed towards the Renault Scenic rented by Kate and Gerry, three weeks after their daughter's disappearance. This breakthrough was decisive in the constitution of the parents of the English girl as arguidos. An expert guaranteed that the dogs have never given a false positive result, that is to say, they have never failed. In the archival dispatch of the investigation, the public prosecutors [MP] admit that the homicide is the most probable theory, nonetheless the case was archived.
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