Affaire Maddie : a new suspect identified - The Point

Thirteen years after the disappearance of the girl british Madeleine McCann, the German police has just relaunched the investigation. It is now a new suspect, a

Affaire Maddie : a new suspect identified - The Point

Thirteen years after the disappearance of the girl british Madeleine McCann, the German police has just relaunched the investigation. It is now a new suspect, a pedophile multirécidiviste currently in prison in Germany, she suspected of the murder of the girl british. This 43-year old German, whose name has not been disclosed, is currently serving a long prison sentence " for another matter ", said the German federal police on Wednesday evening in a press release. The suspect would be a " sex offender, already convicted several times ", particularly for having sexually abused children, said the police.

This is a new twist in this makes the various planetary chaotic where, over 13 years after the fact, and hundreds of interrogations and searches later, the mystery remained until this whole police of the Portuguese and Scotland Yard. Madeleine McCann disappeared from her bedroom on may 3, 2007, a few days before his fourth birthday, in the small seaside resort of Praia da Luz, in the south of Portugal, where she was staying on holiday with his family.

After fourteen months of investigations, controversial, marked in particular by the indictment of the girl's parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, and finally bleaching, and then the dismissal of the inspector in charge of the investigation, the police Portuguese had closed the case in 2008, before reopening the file for five years later. The british police had opened its own investigation in July 2013, but Scotland Yard had since drastically reduced the number of investigators working on this case. Parents are always said to be convinced that their daughter was abducted and could still be alive.

a lot of crime

The German investigators have been working "closely" with their counterparts in the british and Portuguese to find this new suspect. It would have lived regularly in the Algarve coast, between 1995 and 2007, including for several years in a house situated between Lagos and Praia da Luz. It would have worked in the region, particularly in the restoration. Other evidence suggests that he was also winning his life by " committing of offences, including burglaries of hotel complexes and holiday apartments ", as well as of drug trafficking, says the German police.

She, in conjunction with the fonts that the british and Portuguese, launched a new appeal for witnesses to gather any information about it, especially concerning two vehicles that the suspect would have used, as well as two phone numbers. The first car is a Jaguar XJR 6 dark-colored that bore a plate of German which is registered in Augsburg, Bavaria. The second vehicle is a van Volkswagen T3 Westfalia white and yellow with a plate of Portuguese.

"Need to know"

In a separate release, the british police (MET) said that he would have lived in this van " for days, or even weeks ", and that he may have used the may 3, 2007, the day of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The MET also states that the suspect is a "white man" who, in 2007, had "short blonde hair" and was slender, measuring about 1.80 m. Although he has now 43 years old, he would have had the air to have "between 25 and 30 years old" at the time.

" After the tenth anniversary, the MET has received information about a German that we knew that he was in Praia da Luz and the surrounding area. We have worked with colleagues in Germany and Portugal and this man is a suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine, " said the chief inspector of the MET, Mark Cranwell, during a press conference in London in the evening.

The british police has shared a statement of the parents of young Maddie who "welcomed" this new call for witnesses. "All we have ever wanted is to find, discover the truth and bring those responsible to justice. We will never give up the hope of finding Madeleine alive. But, regardless of the outcome, we need to know, because we need to find peace, " they said.

Date Of Update: 04 June 2020, 12:33

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