The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
This review is based on a critical analysis of over 10000 documents, including statements, photographs, and official reports amassed by the Portuguese police during their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann on 3rd May 2007, and which are now in the public domain.
The review seeks to establish an accurate time-line of events that took place on the night of Madeleine’s disappearance – based on witness statements, and then considers the initial, and ongoing, Portuguese police investigation until the case was closed. The review takes its structure from these three elements.
The review then provides an opinion as to what the author believes to have happened on the night of 3rd May 2007 – constructed not only through this critical analysis, but also informed by applied criminological theory related to child disappearances, and professional experience. Finally, it sets out recommendations in relation to the policing of similar cases in Portugal.
The full 27-page review can be read here