Madeleine McCann’s Abduction Was Faked By Parents, Claims Book
The lead Portuguese investigator has written a tell-all book about little Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 4-year British girl who disappeared from her family’s holiday apartment in Portugal in 2007, were in a Lisbon court this week to challenge the publication of book written by the lead Portugese investigator in the case.
In the book, The Truth of the Lie, Detective Goncalo Amaral wrote that he believed that Kate and Gerry McCann, both 41, were responsible for Madeleine’s death and had invented the kidnapping story to cover it up.
“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,” one of the investigators who worked with Amaral during the initial months of the investigation told the court.
“These were the conclusions of a police report signed by me on September 10, 2007,” he added.
The McCanns were having dinner at a nearby restaurant when they contended that someone broke into their unlocked apartment where they had left Madeleine and their then 2-year-old twins alone and unsupervised. And although they were initially named suspects in the case, the parents were later cleared due to a lack of sufficient evidence against them. (Telegraph)