"Reporters find clue in Maddie case"
14 June 2007, AMSTERDAM – Two reporters from the Telegraaf working alongside Portuguese police may have found important evidence on Wednesday night in the search for missing British 4-year-old Madeleine McCann. The Telegraaf reported this on Thursday.
14 June 2007
AMSTERDAM – Two reporters from the Telegraaf working alongside Portuguese police may have found important evidence on Wednesday night in the search for missing British 4-year-old Madeleine McCann. The Telegraaf reported this on Thursday.
The journalists reportedly found a towel in the area now being searched after an anonymous letter claimed that the girl's body would be found there. The Telegraaf received this anonymous letter, which included a detailed map, on Wednesday.
Maddie disappeared from a holiday apartment on the southern coast of Portugal. The towel found by reporters may have been left there by a man who other witnesses in the holiday resort town claim to have seen with a child wrapped in a towel around the time of the disappearance, the Telegraaf writes. The reporters apparently brought five Portuguese detectives to the location indicated in the anonymous letter.
The two Telegraaf reporters were questioned at the airport in Faro, Portugal on Wednesday. They informed the head of the investigation that the anonymous letter they received strongly resembles one received last year reporting where the bodies of murdered Belgian girls Stacy and Nathalie could be found.
The letter that the Telegraaf received this week contained a map with two x-marks on it and the text "probable location of Madeleine." The anonymous letter writer also reports that Madeleine's body is about 15 km from the place where she disappeared, the Telegraaf reports.
The girl is buried under "branches and stones," according to the letter. The Dutch police do not want to comment on the contents of the letter but say the tip is being taken very seriously. They handed the letter over to Portuguese authorities on Wednesday.
[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Dutch news