Unsolved Madeleine McCann - Serialized investigative podcast *New

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The Madeleine McCann mystery is full of big questions, of course none more important than how does a little girl vanish off the face of the earth, never to be seen again?

Yet packed up in that troubling, overarching question, which has puzzled police forces from Portugal and the United Kingdom for over a decade, is a perplexing and sometimes disturbing chain of wider, unresolved concerns.

The Maddie podcast is the culmination of two years' of painstaking work, investigating how Madeleine, a small three-year-old British girl, vanished in Portugal in such unusual circumstances in May 2007.

Maddie is a wide-ranging investigation which tackles those questions.

When it comes down to it, there are really three likely scenarios when you consider what happened to Madeleine in the small coastal town of Praia da Luz, on Portugal's Algarve.

One: A paedophile or child trafficker somehow broke into the holiday apartment where the McCanns were staying and abducted Maddie.

Two: A thief broke into the McCann’s apartment 5A, bungled the robbery, and stole Maddie from the bedroom where she slept alongside her younger brother and sister, Sean and Amelie.

Three: Something else happened to Madeleine involving someone known to the family, and there has been an elaborate cover-up that has somehow lasted for more than a decade.


Law enforcement officials who appear on Maddie have highlighted possible "red flags" in the accounts the McCanns and their seven adult friends, known as the Tapas 7, gave to police. They also examine the evidence that supports the theory that Maddie was abducted by a stranger.

In Maddie, a highly respected figure in the field of solving crimes zeroes in on what was a potentially case-changing piece of evidence in the original police investigation.

That interview could radically alter the direction of the case, and help answer the question: what happened to Maddie?

MADDIE - The Podcast


Timeline here: https://www.theweek.co.uk/madeleine...-madeleine-mccann-timeline-of-events/page/0/2
 

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While it doesn't seem likely Madeleine is still alive, in recent years there's been a few cases of abductions where months or years later they've been found. Nobody as little as Madeleine that I can see but it's not impossible.

Jaycee Dugard, Elizabeth Smart, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus. Marc Dutroux' captives in Belgium. And not just girls, there was Steven Stayner who was with his captor for a long time.
 

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It’s odd that they keep going on about this case. Millions of kids go missing every year.
I think people who have had their own kids go missing might resent the amount of money (which is a lot) that's been spent on trying to find Madeleine. It was unusual though, a western child abducted in a foreign country out of a resort apartment. A controversial investigation. It made international headlines and the McCanns kept it there, they're wealthy, educated and well connected.
 

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What?? It isn’t crazy that most people think that the identikits look like Tony & John Podesta!
They invaded a McCann thread here a while back. They clearly comb the web for them. It basically became a platform for all these nutters from the UK to fling poo at each other.
 

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Didn't the parents use the money raised to pay of their mortgage? Not to mention the large amount of questions they refused to answer to from Police.
 

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Would you answer questions from someone who are only out to prosecute you for a crime you may have or may not have committed?
Given the parents are usually the first to come under suspicion, if they are savvy to the law/high degree of education they wouldn't say a word until they've appointed their lawyers.

Aside, Portugal's reputation for dodgy convictions is almost as bad as Western Australia's. :flushed:
 

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New serialized investigative podcast.

The Maddie podcast series explores what many believe is the well-known story of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance but this is an investigation of the evidence which could make you question everything you thought you knew about the case

https://omny.fm/shows/maddie/playlists/podcast
 

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8 part series on Netflix.
I’m coming around to the parents being guilty.
The blood and cadaver dogs confirm it for me.
 

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Why would they kill their own daughter??
That’s what gets me, the only explanation seems to be they had drugged the kids so they would sleep while they had dinner and she died because of this. Not intentional.
What I can’t understand is how they can they hide a body with no trace with no planning in an unfamiliar place, because it was accidental.
Also they would have had to have the others in on it, how can they all keep a secret for so many years.
But the 2 separate dogs (this doesn’t get used as evidence) behavior in the apartment hire car and with clothing was chilling.
 

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That’s what gets me, the only explanation seems to be they had drugged the kids so they would sleep while they had dinner and she died because of this. Not intentional.
What I can’t understand is how they can they hide a body with no trace with no planning in an unfamiliar place, because it was accidental.
Also they would have had to have the others in on it, how can they all keep a secret for so many years.
But the 2 separate dogs (this doesn’t get used as evidence) behavior in the apartment hire car and with clothing was chilling.
The dog evidence has been discredited. Is not even admissible in court on its own.
 
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