To: Criminal Investigation Coordinator, Lic. Gonçalo Amaral
From: Ricardo Paiva, Inspector
Subject: Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
During the course of the investigation that is ongoing within the abovementioned inquiry, the signatory has carried out several personal contacts with the couple Kate and Gerald McCann, that derive from the task that I have been assigned with, of serving as the element of communication between the Police and the McCann couple.
In this context, the signatory has observed several “strange” behaviours by the couple, who gradually reacted in a very negative manner towards the increasing investigative activity that has been carried out by this police force, especially when, as a result of the use of English cadaver odour detection dogs, the possibility of the death of Madeleine McCann became more evident within the investigation.
The McCann couple has said several times that the Police should focus on the possibility of abduction, which the couple insists was the only scenario that happened, and that the Police should not forget to continue investigating suspect Robert Murat.
Strangely, Kate McCann has also requested several times, more than 3 months after the disappearance of Madeleine, that the Police carry out tests on blood, hair and fingernails from Madeleine’s twin siblings, because as she said, she remembered that on the day that Madeleine disappeared, despite all the noise and the turmoil that were caused by the authorities and other people searching for Madeleine in apartment A5 at the Ocean Club, the twins never woke up, having been carried into another apartment, always asleep, which now caused her to presume that they were under the effect of some sedative drug, which a presumed abductor would have administered to the three children, so he could abduct Madeleine, a situation that Kate referred to as possible, because she read in a criminal investigation manual that was offered to her by the English authorities, that this had been the procedure of an abductor in a real case that involved the abduction, sexual abuse and homicide of a little girl.
Today, when the signatory visited the couple’s temporary residence in order to notify them to come to the Police station to give a statement, which they may do in the company of a lawyer, Kate McCann immediately reacted negatively, producing comments like “what are my parents going to think” and “what is the press going to say when they find out” and that “the Portuguese police are under pressure from the Government to rapidly end the investigation”.
Concerning Gerald McCann, he constantly insisted on delivering to the signatory, letters and emails that he had been receiving, most of them coming from psychics and mediums, which had been selected by himself and which mostly contained information without much credibility, about the possible whereabouts of Madeleine and her presumptuous abductor.
More recently, before Kate McCann’s interrogation, during a telephone contact from Gerald McCann to the signatory, he mentioned, concerning the investigation, that he was certain that the Police had no evidence to incriminate them in the death of Madeleine McCann, and that the Police was wasting time by directing the investigation towards the parents.
This is all that I am due to inform you about, for the purpose that you may deem as convenient.