FRESH forensic evidence has
forced British police officers to call in Kate
McCann for further questioning about the
disappearance of her daughter Madeleine ... Mrs
McCann is expected to be named as a suspect.
Source: The Daily Telegraph
parents of Madeleine McCann were yesterday officially named
as suspects by Portuguese police investigating the
disappearance of the four-year-old British girl three months
cheers, jeers and wolf whistles from locals, Kate McCann
clutched Cuddly Cat, Madeleine's favourite toy, as she left
a Portuguese police station after a second marathon
time later Gerry McCann was named as a suspect in the case.
extraordinary 24 hours, Portuguese authorities received DNA
analysis results and offered Mrs McCann a deal - if she
confessed to accidentally having killed her daughter and
hiding the crime.
39-year-old doctor was interviewed by detectives, initially
for 11 hours, before she was declared a suspect, or arguido,
which can prevent her leaving the country and gives her the
right to refuse to answer questions.
then recalled to the Policia Judiciara headquarters, at
Portimao, for a further five-hour interrogation yesterday,
involving 22 specific questions relating to the night
Madeleine went missing from the Portuguese resort town on
questions was whether she gave the youngster a sedative to
put her to sleep and allow the adults to have an undisturbed
also suggested the toddler may have accidentally broken her
couple, police claim, then hid their daughter's body for 25
days, before using a hired Renault Scenic car to dispose of
the body somewhere.
Madeleine's DNA, including blood, was allegedly found in the
boot of the car, on some of Mrs McCann's clothes and in the
cadaver dogs also allegedly found a scent on Mrs McCann's
also asked the distraught mother why she washed Cuddly Cat
after Madeleine disappeared, despite it being her favourite
toy, with her distinctive smell.
asking her outright if she killed her child, detectives also
questioned her on why she yelled that someone had "taken my
little girl'' and instantly assumed an abduction, on the
night of her disappearance.
McCann reportedly swore at police when they asked her the
told by police to confess and that she would get little more
than a year's jail, before she and her family could return
yesterday her husband, Gerry, was also brought in for
questioning for several hours, well into the night. He was
offered the same deal as his wife, asked to reveal anything
he knew and told that they would go easy on he and his wife.
the station, Mrs McCann, 39, told family members she was
amazed and horrified by the accusations levelled against
yesterday, the only formally declared suspect in the
disappearance of the toddler was Briton Robert Murat; he is
no longer considered relevant to the case.
a set-up,'' declared Mrs McCann's mother, Susan Healy.
why this is happening. If there is any evidence to implicate
Kate and Gerry in any way, then it has been planted.''
Madeleine's aunt said the move by police to cite the McCanns
as somehow being involved in their daughter's disappearance
police are trying to suggest Kate has accidentally killed
Madeleine. How ludicrous is that, when one of their friends
saw Madeleine being carried up the street by some unknown
assailant?'' she said.
went missing from her bed in her family's rented flat in
Praia da Luz on May 3, while her parents dined with friends
McCann, an anesthetist, met Gerry while both were young
doctors at Glasgow. They got together on a working trip in