Renault Scenic hire car
CORPSE WAS HIDDEN IN CAR
Madeleine McCann's parents were last night rocked by claims
detectives have proof a dead body was in their hire car.
police sources ay forensic results show "bodily fluids" in the
boot of the Renault Scenic came from a corpse.
it was found on the underside of the carpet above the spare tyre
well and officers believe the find indicates a body had been
deliberately hidden there.
previously claimed the fluid had an 88% match to Madeleine's
DNA. Detectives were last night awaiting the results of further
tests to confirm who it belongs to.
bombshell came as Kate and Gerry McCann admitted for the first
time their daughter was "probably dead".
have also began searching a remote reservoir for the youngster's
body. A tema of detectives visited Barragem da Bravura, a
wildlife haven 10 miles from the Praia da Luz holiday apartment
where Madeleine vanished.
have also seized a computer used by Gerry, 39, in the days after
to apply to the judge handling the case for permission to open
the heart surgeon's emails.
are also demanding that Kate, 39, hands over her diary.
police sources admitted the investigation was still heavily
focused on the McCanns, who have been named suspects.
believe Kate accidentally killed Madeleine after giving her
sedatives. They claim the pair then disposed of the body.
Portuguese police source said fluids found in the boot could not
have been transferred from Madeleine's clothes because they were
under the carpet.
"police are being told the fluids came from a dead body. These
are bodily fluids that could only come from a corpse.
are waiting for the results to confirm the identity of the DNA."
a source close to the McCanns' legal team insisted the couple
were "entirely innocent".
spokesman Clarence Mitchell said the couple still desperately
hoped Madeleine would be found alive but realised it was
"Kate and Gerry are realistic enough to know that there is a
probability she is dead."