MadManMac ( Good work, My Dear Y.G. ! Thank You a lot )
Estão muito enganados quanto ao perfil de M.A.C. Grande escritor ??? Onde ?????? Envolvido na investigação ? Como ? Cobrindo sistematicamente o caso de Madeleine? Ajudando a boicotar os resultados da investigação ? Acreditando num criminoso e mergulhando numa barragem ? Perseguindo a equipa de investigação e os seus elementos ? Destruindo uma Família Portuguesa ? Ele faz publicidade a ele próprio. Se não for assim, quem falará dele?
Here's a little retrospective advice for the McCanns and their friends (alas, too late to help them) regarding crime scenes, from someone who has seen a lot of them...
Never embellish a crime scene with false evidence in order to persuade the police to pursue the wrong avenue of investigation. It will almost never work. The police love evidence; preferably true evidence that makes their task simpler by pointing them in the right direction, but they'll gladly accept manufactured evidence that transparently tries to paint a picture that is likely to be the virtual opposite of the truth. It actually ends up pointing the right way, once the police have figured out why it's there in the first place.
It probably seemed like a good idea at the time to throw in an open window and an abductor sighting, but both were so obviously flawed that they immediately revealed that a cover-up was taking place. I put it down to the McCanns desperation to deflect suspicion away from themselves, and the fact that the whole abduction fantasy was devised hurriedly and in a state of something resembling panic. There probably seemed like compelling reasons for this misinformation at the time - in the case of the window, an entry point into an apartment that the McCanns wanted to portray as having been locked and secure, to reduce the impact of their irresponsibility in leaving the kids unattended, and, in the case of the JT abductor, an attempt to provide an earlier sighting of the "man with child" that the Smith family saw, by someone who could see Gerry McCann at the same time, thus "proving" that it wasn't him.
Although there is clearly an alarming lack of credible evidence to support the abduction theory, it would, nonetheless, have seemed more feasible if they had settled for a simpler story, ie, Madeleine was there when Gerry checked shortly after 9pm; she was still there when Matthew Oldfield checked at around 9.30; but she was gone when Kate checked around 10pm. If they had gone no further than that, whilst admitting from the start that the apartment was insecure, then they give an abductor a believable means of entry and exit, and they narrow down the time of abduction to a small window that would actually tie-in very well with the Smith sighting, which, in itself, is very credible.
Too late now though, guys. ;)