In the week that Madeleine McCann would have turned 19, Matthew Steeples suggests it is now time to put a stop to the nonsensical investigation into a child that likely never went “missing.”
Thursday would have been the 19th birthday of Madeleine McCann. I say “would have been” rather than “was” because I do not believe the poor, unfortunate “missing” since 2007 child to actually still be alive.
Miss McCann had a distinctive right eye that featured a blemish as a result of suffering from the rare condition of colomba. Said to affect just 1 in 10,000 children, this feature is something that someone who had encountered her – if she were still living – would have most definitely noticed by somebody who encountered her living being somewhere.
£14 million has thus far been spent on a nonsensical search for a child left alone with its two siblings in an apartment with an unlocked door onto a public highway. That apartment contained evidence of death in a cupboard – clearly sensed by skilled cadaver dogs – and traces of blood, as referenced by The Guardian, in it also.
Frankly, as a result – if, by some astonishingly unlikely chance – if Madeleine McCann were still alive somebody would have come forward in the hope of claiming a reward or, equally, some greedy sort would have traded someone else in. Money talks and money
“Missing” now for 15 years and 11 days and currently with all hopes pinned on pinning the blame on Christian Brueckner – a clearly evil man but equally one shown this week by investigator Mark Williams-Thomas to unlikely be “the killer of Madeleine McCann” – here is a case that will most likely never be solved.
Here now is a chance to reallocate resources to help find missing people who can actually be found. It is time to stop wasting money looking for a child who most likely died in a holiday apartment on or before 3rd May 2007 and it is time to accept that those looking for Madeleine McCann have orchestrated nothing but an almighty balls-up.
Many questions about what happened on the evening of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann remain. Some that have been highlighted by the press and discussed online include: