Inspectors will not be the same ones that investigated the disappearance
The Judiciary Police already possesses
the rogatory letter in the case of
Madeleine McCann, the child that
disappeared in the Algarve in 2007.
It is a list of diligences that will be
carried out at the request of the
British police, that asked for over 30
witnesses that were already heard by the
PJ to be questioned. Nonetheless, the
English investigators consider that
questions remained unasked and leads
were not explored until exhaustion.
The rogatory letter is long and will be
fulfilled by the Southern Directory, in
Faro. The possible trip of a group of
British police officers to the Algarve
is not certain yet and will be
coordinated with the Public Ministry,
but it is sure that, once they are on
Portuguese territory, they cannot carry
out the diligences themselves. They can
watch what the Portuguese police does.
The inspectors who will execute the
rogatory letter will not be the same
ones that investigated the
disappearance. The team has already been
built, but it remains unknown when the
diligences will start.
The Attorney General's Office has stated
more than once already that there are no
indications to justify the reopening of
the inquiry, which was archived in 2008,
a year after the disappearance.
in: TVI, 23.08.2013