Since 2007, the Madeleine McCann case has shocked the world. And now, with a massive new search operation, the largest in nine years, it’s back in the game. news focus.
As it happens, a British couple claimed to have seen a strange “sanctuary” in honor of the little girl who disappeared on May 3 of that year in the reservoir that police searched last week.
When did they find out? In December 2007, only seven months later which was the 3 year old girl last viewed time at the resort Praia da Luzin the Portuguese Algarve, where he spent his holidays with his family.
Madeleine McCann Case: The Strange Reservoir Sanctuary
At that time, a retired couplewho asked to be identified only as Ralf and Ann, he took photographs of the rare shrine and sent them to Portuguese investigators.
Based on what you post The mirror In a note on the case, the couple felt it was Important informationBut never received a reply by local researchers.
The strange and improvised sanctuary, highlights the aforementioned medium, was made up of arrow-shaped stones which indicated a place of recreation; an area that was excavated by police last week in the dam of Barragem do Aradelocated 50 kilometers from where he disappeared Maddy.
The shrine was enclosed by a large boulder and had a bouquet is one photography madeleinesclarified the marriage.
Days later, the flowers and photography they disappeared.
In 2020when the German police identified the main suspect, Christian Brueckner (45), the couple called detectives after seeing a notice asking anyone at the location where Madeleine disappeared to contact them.
Ralf and Ann, who usually stay in your vacation home just minutes from the reservoirThey gave their testimony.
German BKA (Crimin Investigation Unit) officers responded within hours of Ralf and Ann sending an email, and the detectives they questioned by telephone for several hours before asking them to issue a formal statement, he indicated The mirror.
The 66-year-old man recalled seeing a row of stones going into the water and on the last one was a bouquet of white lilies fresh. She went out and saw that on the stone where the flowers were there was a photograph by Madeleine McCann. It was one “very strange scene”held.
Furthermore, Ralf said: “I immediately contacted the BKA in Germany and received a response within hours. They wanted to know everything we had seen and then they asked me to send them photos and they sent me a map of the tank, asking me to show them where the stones were. The German police were very interested what we had seen.”
“Thinking about it now I get goosebumps because when we saw where the police were looking for the last few days, we could see where the row of stones was pointing,” Ann (67) said in a dialogue with Post on Sunday.
She added, “So when we found this, it was all so weird. At that moment I thought, ‘Someone he threw Madeleine into the water and then went back to doing a shrine in his memory?’ It was so weird.”
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In June 2020, the German police announced they believed it Madeleine was dead AND? Christian Brücknercurrently under arrest for the rape of a 72-year-old woman in Portugal, he probably was responsible for his disappearance.
The suspect, a convicted child molester and drug dealer, used to visit the dam, a place he called “your little paradise”highlight relationships.
Work on site was carried out between Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 May by Portuguese, German and British detectives. Soil samples taken from the area raided last week have been sent to Germany for analysis, but sources in the case suggest nothing important was found True.
However, this was not the first investigation conducted in the area. The place was searched six months after the discovery of the couplein 2008, by the lawyer Marcos Aragao Corrieawhich funded two researches with the Spanish detective agency Method 3hired by the McCann family.
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madeleine mccann he was three years old when he disappeared on May 3, 2007 from the room where he slept with his brothers (Sean and Amelie, 2) in a tourist complex in Praia da Luz.
His parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, had dinner with friends at “Tapas”the restaurant of the resort, about 50 meters from the room. They had arrived there around 8:40pm and every 20 minutes they took turns to go keep an eye on them and check that everything is ok.
At around 10pm, after one of those visits, the little girl’s mother came back to the table crying and screaming. “They took her away,” she repeated over and over again..
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