Madeleine McCann Died In ‘Accidental Death’, Court Is Told
January 13, 2010
Portugal (ChattahBox) – A court has heard from a former police officer on the case of missing toddler Madeleine McCann that he believes that the parents covered her death up after neglect led to her death.
The four-year-old went missing during a vacation in Algarve, leading to a massive man hunt that has never managed to bring the girl home, or find her body.
“She died in the apartment as a result of a tragic accident and the parents simulated an abduction after failing to care of their children,” Tavares de Almeida, who was the Chief Inspector at the time of her disappearance, told the court.
“These were the conclusions of a police report signed by me on September 10 2007.”
The allegations were never proven, and the McCann’s were cleared of any suspicions. They have continued their search for their daughter.
Now they are suing Goncalo Amaral, a former detective on the case who has written about the case, which led to a documentary.
The McCann’s are trying to stop further distribution of the book, ‘The Truth of The Lie’, and asking for £1 million in damages that, if awarded, will be put towards furthering the hunt for their child.
The McCann’s believe she may still be alive somewhere.
Among the claims made in court by those supporting Amaral are that the police believed at one point that they faked her kidnapping, that her body had been transported, and that police dogs had found traces of blood in the home and the back of a rental car.