It is interesting the Daily Mail head this story up as being about the McCanns former holiday apartment remaining unsold, but finish with what is surely the real story, yet more private detectives are apparently operating in Portugal. How do they know this and why do they not explain? When are Kate and Gerry going to tell us about this, or could it be they are nothing to do with Kate and Gerry? Unlikely I know. Maybe Brother John and Gerry's boss, Doug Skehan had to go because they thought yet more private detectives is just going to look a little odd. It is a bit like, "I don't like that one, I want that one" and on it goes infinitesimally, until such time as they can play the record Gerry wants to hear. It all started with Gerry's handpicked Spanish Metodoes, Mr Marco plaintively telling us, we know who the abductor is and we will have her home for Christmas (2007) that is! Prior to them Gerry employed "Control Risks Group" an outfit who manage corporate risks to large concerns including governments, ever the inflated sense of self. At the same time as Metodo 3 were operating, apparently in Spain, Portugal, Morocco etc, Hogan International were also employed, he just quietly disappeared after suing the Daily Express I think it was. I mean, just because a private investigator is hired by a criminal that does not make him one! but I could stretch the point for Mr Marco and co (languishing in a Spanish prison). So the Metodoes were hunting down McCann friendly witnesses in the Med and of course likely paedos to blame, whilst Hogan was doing the same in UK. Perhaps he spoke to the very helpful Mr Martin Smith who later claims it was actually Gerry he saw carting Madeleine off. I mean, I always find people like him who happily chat away to the Daily Mail such totally credible witnesses. Of course the real police witnesses are warned not to talk to the press, or else!
It is strange that at the same time as these new, ahem investigators get on the case, Kate makes a very private visit to PDL, not to publicise missing Maddie you understand, just to pray. Pity she felt the need to give the News of the World the story then, it is also reported in local papers for the ex pat community. Since when did this couple do anything and fail to look at the good PR angle? Gerry stays at home to look after the twins, I suppose Sean has his sword out killing the Maddie Monster whilst Amelie is on the phone to Maddie...It is all good healthy stuff for parents who, like Gerry McCann who are so into good childcare practices for tots...
Kate McCann back in Portugal "to pray"
Mum returns to the scene of Madeleine's disappearance
KATE McCann made a solitary pilgrimage this weekend to the Portuguese resort where her daughter went missing "for emotional reasons and to pray for Madeleine".
Madeleine McCann disappearance flat still has no buyer after two yearsBy Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:39 PM on 2nd October 2010
The Algarve holiday flat from which Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007 is now a ‘mausoleum’, a neighbour said yesterday.
The two-bedroomed apartment in Praia da Luz was put on the market more than two years ago by the owner, a retired Liverpool teacher, but has not been sold and remains empty.
Madeleine was nearly four when she vanished while her parents dined with friends in a nearby restaurant.
‘The shutters have stayed down and it is more like a mausoleum than the happy holiday letting it once was.
‘I still remember the night she went missing and a young female Portuguese officer saying, “She must have just walked out – there has been no break-in and the doors were left unlocked”.’
Meanwhile a new private investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance has begun in Portugal.
It is being run by three British former police officers: Nigel Brown, who was named Investigator of the Year after securing the rescue of a kidnapped oil company executive, Dave Carter, who worked in Northern Ireland, and Ray Cooper, who investigated war crimes in Bosnia and gang murders in Trinidad and Tobago.
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