Written by retired Police Superintendent PeterMac:
Many years have passed since the original e-book was published online, and I have been invited to take another look at it.
In the light of what we now know it seems that some of the Chapters still stand up to scrutiny, but others have been superseded.
Right from the start the Abduction story was supported by two pillars
- Smashed Shutters
- Man seen carrying child
The smashed shutters were shown to the world to have been a deliberate, calculated but on balance extremely stupid LIE by the parents - to their own close friends and relatives, incidentally, who had dutifully put the story into the public domain - when TV footage the following morning showed the hapless fingerprint girl trying to discover ANYTHING on the clearly untouched and unopened shutter.
The sighting by JT lingered for very much longer, and so the Chapter in which this is dissected and destroyed is still relevant to show the mendacity involved.
Some time later DCI Redwood destroyed this second remaining pillar by telling the world he had traced the man involved, who was merely carrying his child home from the crèche. He also claimed that the original pyjamas had been produced for inspection (after 6 years) and the man’s original clothing had been seen.
Whether any of that was correct or in any sense ‘true’ is beside the point. What the DCI was doing was publicly making it clear that the original story was a load of nonsense, and always had been.
But interestingly, this second pillar of “Man seen carrying child” was so powerful that even now, years after the DCI made that statement, the image of “Tannerman carrying child” is still on the Find madeleine web site.
Without it, they have nothing.
And since then the other “man carrying child” - Smithman - had to be brought out of the relative obscurity to which he had been consigned. They cannot let the focus change. And that focus is late evening on Thursday 3rd May
The DCI followed this up by making a grammatically contorted statement that “Madeleine leaving the apartment alive does not follow with all of our thinking . . . “ and then went to the Algarve with ground penetrating radar and pickaxes to start digging.
The implication and the message to the McCanns and their friends was clear.
The Last Photo , the famous Pool photo was also said by the ever mendacious Mitchell to have been taken on that final day. Since Mitchell presented the photo some took a more independent look, at the EXIF Metadata, and at other aspects concerned with it.
There is little doubt now that the pool photo CANNOT POSSIBLY have been taken on Thursday 3rd. They arrived too late on the Saturday, and in the event there were big fluffy clouds, as shown on the children’s play area photos. Sunday was totally cloud free, but by late that evening a weather front had begun to move in which eventually brought rain and cold winds. This front cleared only late on Thursday evening.
And although that is itself interesting, as is the forensic dissection of the people involved in that crime, the ones who handled the photos and who altered the EXIF, the main concern is as always slightly to the right of where we are looking.
A long term and valued researched known to many has looked at everything which happened after Sunday 29th, and realised that there is nothing which provides any concrete or credible evidence that Madeleine was still alive after that night.
Initial statements are vague and anodyne, but as soon as the Tapas group, mostly educated medics, are put to the test in the Rotary interviews, they lapse into gibbering inconsequentiality. Not one seems able to answer a straight question or use normal grammar or syntax, about anything after Sunday 29th. They were under pressure. All of them
The dogs were surely the final straw.
A British Police Advisor organised the top British human blood and human cadaverine detection Spaniels, handled and trained by the top British Police officer. The dogs were given the run of the apartment and of all the others in the block. They were taken to an underground car park with a selection of cars, and another room with a selection of clothing.
They alerted to places and items concerned with the McCanns- and importantly to NO OTHER PLACES OR ITEMS, and that does need to be repeated as often as we have time to do so.
And the alerts allow a short and sad story to be told.
Behind the sofa, on Kate’s trousers, and on Cuddle cat, to a shelf in the parent’s’ bedroom, where previously a blue tennis bag had been photographed, then in the boot of the car, and on the key fob.
The sequence is not difficult to follow !
In the original e-book were chapters about people giving false information about abductions, and about false reactions in front of TV cameras.
They have not been updated, and will not be, as they are purely illustrative of the depths to which people will sink.