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Old 5th Jan 2014, 08:56
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Maddy McCann - Surprised this is not on the BBC

News.com.au are saying that police now have evidence that Maddy McCann was snatched in a botched burglary

UK police say gang of thieves snatched Madeleine McCann in a burglary 'gone wrong' | News.com.au

Possible? I suppose it could be, but the question is :"what happened next"?

Didn't see anything on the BBC news website, so is it just the media reporting a rumour?
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I think it was in the Telegraph yesterday- I did read it somewhere.
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me too, possibly Telegraph.
What an ordeal for the parents.
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Police identify three prime suspects for abduction of Madeleine McCann following analysis of mobile phone data | Mail Online

I found this. Unfortunately the source casts doubt on the veracity.
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Who really knows what happened, outside of very bad parental judgement that night. Whilst like most people, I would have wished for the child to have been repatriated with her family, the incredible amount of time, money and energy put into the case has likely starved thousands of other cases of missing children of the same resources.

Btw, I was under the impression that mobile phone networks only recently kept records for a year and were then obliged to purge said information to protect our privacy ? That the Portugese network has incredibly detailed records from 6 years ago makes me wonder


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There are many aspects of the event, reporting, and investigation which are highly dubious. Some of the so-called journalists who've written about this have written what could be be described as speculation based fiction, fiction, or science fiction.
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Another link. I make no comment................

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Old 5th Jan 2014, 16:11
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If the police have these three suspects in the frame, there must be more to it than they are telling. It seems unlikely to me, although I'm not a burglar you understand, that a bungled burglary would require anything other than fleeing empty-handed; why take the child? And the rash of mobile calls could simply be the three discussing the bungle and what to do about it. As always with these things, there's a lot that Joe Publik don't know.
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Old 5th Jan 2014, 16:52
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anything other than fleeing empty-handed; why take the child?
Recognition of the burglar?

(I'm not implying family or close friends, perhaps a local such as employee of the complex.)
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Sounds very unlikely to me, but then that's just based on what I think I would do if I were a burglar. Taking a child ramps a botched burglary up to a crime on a completely different level, not to mention the incredible hassle it would be either looking after a child or offloading her somehow.
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Hopes and prayers that she will be home soon.
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Hopes and prayers that she will be home soon.
Indeed, hopes and prayers for Madeline and her family.
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Btw, I was under the impression that mobile phone networks only recently kept records for a year and were then obliged to purge said information to protect our privacy ? That the Portugese network has incredibly detailed records from 6 years ago makes me wonder
I,d have thought that as the phone records are the primary source document for the companys invoicing and revenue they would be obliged to keep them for a period of years under corporate tax or companys law or even Sarbanes/oxley for US registered public companies.
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Some information from a secondary source on US suppliers.
How long do wireless carriers keep your data? - NBC News.com
Europe is apparently somewhat different being covered by the European Unions Data Retention Directive, a minimum of one year and a maximum of two.
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I,d have thought that as the phone records are the primary source document for the companys invoicing and revenue they would be obliged to keep them for a period of years under corporate tax or companys law or even Sarbanes/oxley for US registered public companies.
Records of what number was called when and for how long - almost certainly yes.

Records of which masts were receiving the phone signal (i.e. location tracking) - probably no.
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Another link. I make no comment................

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One is perhaps extremely wise not to make any additional comment/s?! Considering how so many, even Gordon Brown and the billionairess J.K. Rowling (of Harry Potter series fame) have committed their own support hitherto...?!

But I more or less made "my own mind up about it all" several years ago, literally days after she disappeared:

1) I don't believe that Maddy was abducted by any paedophile network/s for the simple reason that had she been abducted for such purposes, evidence (in the form of nasty photos / videos) etc. would have "long-ago" (it's been 6 years now...), been circulating the darkest corners of the Internet and apparent to all concerned by now.

2) For similar reasons, I also discarded abduction by any "stolen child" network/s, Roma, etc. endeavouring to supply infants to those without - there were also 2 other younger children available to be taken, who might have been more suitable...

3) A simple "attempted robbery gone wrong"? Imagine that they had indeed been confronted by a Maddy who may have recognised one of them, exclaiming "Roberto?! What are you doing here?" I very much doubt that simple thieves would then abduct her, let alone "make her disappear" afterwards? Being caught for attempted robbery is one thing, "disappearing a child" to hide what is a "petty offence" these days is quite another, and probably well-beyond the "voluntary mind-set" of that type of (petty) criminal.

So what are you left with at the end of the day? A very well-funded "Maddy fund" with some very important individual supporters together with probably thousands of other supporters, who would all be extremely disappointed if...
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10 months ago.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/brit...174502452.html
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So what are you left with at the end of the day? A very well-funded "Maddy fund" with some very important individual supporters together with probably thousands of other supporters, who would all be extremely disappointed if...
So thats your preferred solution is it? That the parents and other conspired to "lose" a small child so that they and others could make lots of money.

What a sick world you inhabit. Can't say I'm surprised tho'.
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Old 10th Mar 2015, 11:11
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All I will say on the subject is that I don't believe the child was abducted at all.
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Old 10th Mar 2015, 22:10
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The usual experts providing theories as per normal.
A post citing a book written by a bent Portuguese cop known to have beaten a confession out of a woman suspect.

I really hope the Brit pólice are following this thread and taking note of all this useful information from the prune detectives.

I do hope she does turn up one day safe and sound to rejoin her parents and twin siblings.
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