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Statement made by GNR Officers about events on May 3rd

Kindly translated by Ines in 3As Forum

Processos, Volume 12, Page 226:

Snippets from Statement made by José Maria Batista Roque, GNR Officer about the events of the night of the 3rd May.

During the search he did not find anything strange apart from the bedclothes on Madeleine’s bed, which were too tidy, it appeared that she had been picked up of had left the bed with great care. There was a mark on the sheet that appeared to be made by a child’s body.

After the search, he noticed a situation that seemed unusual to him, when at a determined moment, the girl’s parents kneeled down on the floor of their bedroom and placed their heads on the bed, crying. He did not notice any comments or expression from them, just crying. Upon leaving from the main reception the father also knelt down, placing his head on the floor and crying. He did not hear the father say anything.

He never heard the parents ask to see a priest.

He found the parents to be nervous and anxious, he did not see any tears from either of them although they produced noises identical to crying. He did not feel that this was an abduction, although this was the line indicated by the father.

Processos, Volume 12, Page 231

Snippet From the Statement by Nelson Filipe Pacheco de Costa about the events of the night of 3rd May.

GNR Officer

One of the group contacted Sky News and the Embassy that night. He does not know if the parents made the call.

Upon leaving the apartment he saw various photographs of the little girl printed on normal A4 paper which had been printed at the reception as well as other photos printed on 10 x 15 photographic poster paper which could not have printed at the reception. This seemed unusual to him and he later confirmed that they could not have been printed at the reception.

Processos, Volume 11, Pages 190 – 191

Miguel Goncalves Da Costa Palma

Date/Time: 2007/05/07 18H45

G.N.R. Military Personnel

  • Concerning the issue of the process said;
  • In the sequence of facts, he was with the patrol of the GNR that went to the Ocean Club Gardens establishment (situated in Para da Luz) on night of May 03, 2007, with the goal of investigating the circumstances that surrounded the disappearance of a minor, of British nationality, that was installed there temporarily, together with the rest of her more direct family – knowing these to be, the respective parents, and two siblings, twins, minors, whose name do not need to be clarified;
  • Clarifies that the occurrence in question was transmitted to the above referenced patrol via radio, at time when they were located in Odiaxere;
  • The patrol of which he took part, and now as a witness, went immediately to the principal reception of the aforementioned establishment, where there was encountered the father of the missing child;
  • Following, this patrol went to the residence where the family of said minor was staying in the ‘Ocean Garden’ together with the father;
  • At reaching the location, the two elements that made up the patrol , the current witness and his colleague, Nelson Costas, proceeded into the interior of the apartment, with the goal of investigating the contours which eventually surrounded the disappearance of that minor;
  • In this sentiment, the deponent states that they searched al the dependencies of the residence and all the pieces of furniture, in order to confirm the disappearance — effectively confirming that that she was not in the interior;
  • The questioned made, the deponent states that the access to interior of the residence was accessed through a principal door- this is, a wood door which is placed facing north;
  • Inside, the deponent encountered the mother and two siblings of the missing minor;
  • The deponent stats that he is unable to specify if that entrance door was found open or closed when he reached the apartment during which he was taking in the facts with the witness is now clarifying;
  • In the sequence of confirming the facts of the effective disappearance of that minor, he states that this has been communicated prior, for the reason of helping the Policia Judiciara;
  • Urged to reveal other details that may be considered relevant to the investigation, the deponent reveals that he has no other knowledge of any elements that may help contribute to that end;
  • And nothing more said, having read the statement, finds it in conformity and signs it;

The document is duly signed by me …

Pedro Varanda, an Inspector with this Polícia Judiciária.

Processos, Volume II, Pages 192 – 194

Nelson Filipe Pacheco da Costa

Date/Time: 2007/05/07 18H45

G.N.R. Military Personnel

  • Concerning the issue of the process said;
  • In the sequence of facts, he was with the patrol of the GNR that went to the Ocean Club Gardens establishment (situated in Para da Luz) on night of May 03, 2007, with the goal of investigating the circumstances that surrounded the disappearance of a minor, of British nationality, that was installed there temporarily, together with the rest of her more direct family – knowing these to be, the respective parents, and two siblings, twins, minors, whose name do not need to be clarified;
  • Clarifies that the occurrence in question was transmitted to the above referenced patrol via radio, at time when they were located in Odiaxere;
  • The patrol of which he took part, and now as a witness, went immediately to the principal reception of the aforementioned establishment, where there was encountered the father of the missing child;
  • Following, this patrol went to the residence where the family of said minor was staying in the ‘Ocean Garden’ together with the father;
  • At reaching the location, the two elements that made up the patrol , the current witness and his colleague, Jose Roque, proceeded into the interior of the apartment, with the goal of investigating the contours which eventually surrounded the disappearance of that minor;
  • In this sentiment, the deponent states that they searched al the dependencies of the residence and all the pieces of furniture, in order to confirm the disappearance — effectively confirming that that she was not in the interior;
  • The question made, the deponent states that the access to interior of the residence was accessed through a principal door- that is, a wood door which is placed facing north;
  • Inside, the deponent encountered the mother and two siblings of the missing minor;
  • The deponent stats that he is unable to specify if that entrance door was found open or closed when he reached the apartment during which he was taking in the facts with the witness is now clarifying;
  • In the sequence of confirming the facts of the effective disappearance of that minor, he states that this has been communicated prior, for the reason of helping the Policia Judiciara;
  • States that other details that may be relevant to the investigation concerns that they were directed to a citizen, of British nationality, who made up the group of tourists together with the family, name of Jane Tanner, and who detected the presence of a suspicious movement of an individual in the immediate area above identified, in the discourse of which was seen transporting a child of an early age;
  • And nothing more said, having read the statement, finds it in conformity and signs it;
  • The document is duly signed by me …

Pedro Varanda, an Inspector with this Polícia Judiciária.

14 comments to Statement made by GNR Officers about events on May 3rd

  1. Sick Of It
    December 16th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Once you actually read all the other statements available for that night it becomes clear to an unbiased reader that the GNR and later the PJ simply got it wrong. Reading him say that they made ‘noises identical to crying’ when many others have written movingly of the despair, guilt and grief of the McCanns doesn’t show him in a good light. It actually makes clear that this attitude was the problem, from the off. I am aware of all the ‘evidence’ you faithfully run out on this site. It’s all a twisted and basically quite lunatic take on the real thing. That is available to anyone who wants to wade through the entire translations, which are quite freely available, rather than the little out of context snippets you often favour.

    REPLY FROM SITE ADMIN:

    1. We could quite easily have denied your comment. However, we did allow it through, because we are unbiased and will let opinions through that probably are not the same as ours.
    2. However, your comment glosses over facts. Facts like John McCann being interviewed and saying the car was rented 5 weeks after Madeleine went missing. This is a blatant lie. The car was rented approximately 3 weeks after she went missing. Where did the missing two weeks go to?
    3. 15 out of 19 DNA markers are sufficient to bring a conviction in the UK and the USA.
    4. The McCanns – who you seem to favour – have not answered all the questions despite their assurance they would fully cooperate with the authorities. Kate McCann for example, failed to answer 48 important questions.

  2. Indiansummer
    December 18th, 2008 at 3:42 am

    “Once you actually read all the other statements available for that night it becomes clear to an unbiased reader that the GNR and later the PJ simply got it wrong.”
    ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    @ sick of it
    You can read ?
    At first:
    The statements of the tappas group ?
    at second:
    the first statement about “eggman” and the following description of a possible “abductor”?
    (after some months?)
    and so on
    And you can see on Youtube
    Cadaver dogs at work
    And You can read
    We leave our children alone every night and go out for drinking and eating. It was our holiday too..
    And we have a lot of powerfull friends and a lot of lawyers…( paid by probably the fund?)
    And yes- we have had a wonderfull time in Portugal in a nice villa- paid by ??? (Probably the fund)
    Oh- the mortgage-paid by the fund (only twice??)
    And so on
    Congratulation to the maker from this site. It is a good time for this.

  3. Ken
    November 4th, 2009 at 2:41 am

    Just discovered your site – and thanks for it – it is needed.

    IF the McCanns have been telling the truth then I apologise, unreservedly and in advance, for what I am about to say. I cannot imagine anything worse than to lose a child – whatever the circumstances – and just because the McCanns have shown themselves to be such a repellent couple throughout this affair does not mean that basic human decency does compel one to retain a degree of fellow feeling for them (ever declining though as they continue the way they do, but a remnant remains).

    With the great caveat that I am not a great fan either of large chunks of the media and take a great deal of what is said by then with bushels of salt – from the very first mention of this whole affair I expressed the view to my partner that the McCanns had at one and the same time both exposed their involvement in some way in the “disappearance” and what shown what appalling people they are, irrespective of any involvement.

    The initial reports I saw stated always that the McCanns first reaction was that the child had been abducted. Why? I don’t believe that would be the standard reaction of any normal (or should I say “innocent”) parent. If you are ………………..{insert here the word you feel best suits – I can’t choose between selfish, gormless, cheap, uncaring, mean, irresponsible are amongst the most printable ones} enough to leave your kids unsupervised and you come back and find one gone you do NOT rush back to your drinking buddies and say your child has been abducted. SURELY you first reaction is that she has wandered off?

    And the plethora of statements they put out repeatedly saying that “we’ve all done it” (ie left the children alone) as an explanation as to why they weren’t supervised. NO WE HAVEN’T. I am a “single father” and have spent many a happy day at on holiday with my son when aged 8—14 –and many an extremely tedious night “confined to barracks” to make sure he was OK. And I don’t claim any brownie points for this – that’s what the overwhelming majority of parents do. You (McCanns) even had both the availability of a baby-sitting service which you were too cheap to pay for AND were in a largish group – if you had taken regular turns then you and you and your buddies would have needed only the occasional night “off the booze” to run a rota system to check on the kids. I can’t believe that in the dead of the night – away from the obscene publicity machine you have created – you don’t lay awake thinking that – it might be good for your soul* if you admitted at least that – or maybe you have even worse things on your conscience?

    Again I can only rely on media reports and “third hand” information but as I understand it the other two children slept through the whole, or at least a great part, of PC Plod and others tramping around the apartment. They were very good sleepers evidently – too good I think. Is that what happened to Madelene? I don’t know of course and as I said before IF (which you will gather I doubt to put it mildly), IF the parents had nothing to do with it then they suffering unimaginably – and I am sorry – they have still shown themselves to be an obnoxious pair – but you must still have a soupcon of sympathy.

    Confronted with the just the basic information and ignoring what seems to an outsider to be bucket-loads of other damning facts any moderately intelligent human being must come to the conclusion that you were involved. For what it is worth I don’t think you set out to kill her but…………..

    If that is the case you owe it to her memory to put an end to the charade – or do you feel you are in too deep for that? You may be but you are young enough to still have a life afterwards – and are lucky enough to have two children you could nurture and look after properly. Possibly more than you deserve.

  4. deb
    March 19th, 2010 at 9:17 am

    i can only speak from how i feel i would react if one of my 3 children were missing from their bed. i would check everywhere, in and around the apartment shouting my childs name, i would shout for my husband seeing as he was only “in the garden”, close enough to hear me i take it! I wouldnt immediately think my child was abducted, especially as her window was open and apparetly the patio door…i would think she had got up and wandered out looking for me. i would think she was wandering around outside, up one of the roads, i would send my friends down the streets/alleys looking for her (would obviously call police too). I would be thinking if she was in bed at the last check a few minutes before the she cant be far away.
    i would want EVERYWHERE inside the complex checked, i wouldnt just assume she was taken by an abducter…i would probably start thinking this after everywhere possible was searched etc. But Kate and Gerry said she was taken “theyve taken her” right from the moment kate found she was gone.

    i wouldnt be able to just sit on my childs bed whilst people searched…i would have to be out there looking too and i wouldnt stop…i couldnt, not to sleep or anything. id have searched all night.

    i also wouldnt have left my other 2 children in the room and run off to raise the alarm. i wouldve woken them and carried them with me if i thought one of my children had been taken! id have made sure my children were ok, i would definitely have lifted them from their cots! how could u leave them there alone after something has gone terribly wrong.

    It just doesnt add up, the reactions of the parents and friends, the unwillingness to cooperate in the investigation…it definitely looks like a huge cover up and the fact is, the truth will never come out, everyone has been silenced.

  5. julie
    April 2nd, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    IMO The disappearance of Madeleine was planned in the UK long before the holiday. At the time of the abduction we in the UK found it very frustrating not getting any news on the ‘abduction’. Time again we were told this is how things are done by the police in Portugal, total news blackout, Mccanns said we are not allowed to say anything, which we consequently accepted, but with hindsight this was perfect for the McCanns and probably why they chose Portugal they WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS, it gave them time to put their PR spin machine into action, put forward their ‘abduction’ story, gain sympathy, Mccanns and their relatives courted our media and consequently because of the media coverage in the UK they knew there would be sightings of Maddie here, there and everywhere, she looked like so many other blonde little girls. These sightings were given the front pages in our newspapers and with no factual news coming from the Portuguese Police it gave strength to the McCanns theory. It also enabled them to put into place the Madeleine Fund thus starting the cash flowing in. I feel that many Politian’s and celebrities were unwittingly deceived into making ‘appeals’. Kate and Gerry even ‘used’ the Pope for a photo opportunity. Ultimately many ‘important’ people were caught up in this scenario. Businessmen have been duped into parting with thousands of pounds to support the Mccanns.I do not believe the Tapas group were all fully aware of the implications of what went on that night but when it became apparent what had really happened it was too late for them to change their stories they had become too involved, hence two of the group wanted to change their statements. The McCanns were probably in a financial mess (money is a strong motive especially for people like Kate and Gerry.) Kate said she couldn’t cope with Madeleine and there was even talk of Madeleine living with relations because of this situation. It is possible that Gerry is not Madeleine’s father as she was conceived by IVF and so this dreadful plan was hatched. I think Dr Amaral has been generous in saying it was an ‘accident’ I believe it was far from an accident. I also feel there is a very strong link to Fatima in Portugal. The British Government owe it to the Portuguese people of PDL to resolve this case, these people were fooled into helping the McCanns, their tourist industry has been destroyed many people have lost their jobs because of the McCanns. We need answers, something the mccanns refuse to give, get this case re-opened. Good people paid into this fraudulent fund, the Mccanns have lied and sued, held rooftop parties and jet around the world because of a crime they committed. We want the Mccanns brought to justice. Freedom of speech does have a voice a three year old child died as a consequence of her parents neglect, countless people have been ruined, the church has been ridiculed and still the Mccanns continue this circus. It has brought shame on our judicial system and the time has come for it to stop.

  6. Tony
    July 17th, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Do you believe or do you only think, its similar, but without truth evidence. I was in Portugal, I also asked GNR for assistance, but no real help from GNR some officer told me to ask directly PJ investigation team. Similar happened in many EU countries and also in the Australia.
    A reason is evidence there also explanation, we should not judge anyone if we have only own opinion or opinion from someone who does not have right evidence. Family McCann parents of Madeleine are innocence of any criminal act to their daughter Madeleine, who said I love my daddy and mum and also my brother Sean sister Amelie. I believe and have also evidence to proved.
    All an evil are created by ignorance. That was written about three thousand years ago in the Indian book of the Bhagavad-Gita

  7. Helene
    January 17th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I live in Lagos, of which Praia da Luz is a part of, and I know the ‘McCann’s’ apartment very well. Madeleines’ and the twins bedrooms are situated at the back of the apartment (which is on the roadside end of their apartment block) & the front door to the apartment is obscured intially by a relatively high white wall. Between this wall and the garden area where the family were dining (EVERY night prior to the incident) is a walkway leading to the opposite end of their block. The Tapas Restaurant is further situated at the opposite side of the garden to the apartment and their is NO way their apartment or front door could be seen from any of the dining tables. Whether the pair are guilty or not, it beggars belief that they would leave 3 tiny children all under the age of 4yrs all on their own whilst they wined and dined out of reach for the evening. Furthermore, during the day, the McCanns have admitted that they played tennis for most of the day whilst they took advantage of the Ocean Club Kids Club. Gerry McCann has gone on record when asked why they didnt use the babysitting service, that they didnt want their children being looked after by strangers!! Didnt seem to bother them when they played tennis all day & didnt collect the kids until tea time & then they went off out again for dinner every night preferring to leave the kids alone! Some ‘family holiday’! I dont think I have EVER heard Gerry or Kate once say that they feel responsible for the events occuring, by leaving their children unsupervised properly and vulnerable to any tragic circumstances that could occur. Any child left completely alone in an unfamiliar evironment could wake up and be distressd. I know I used to worry about my daughter when she was younger in case she fell out of bed and hurt herself on the hard tiled flooring here….and I was ALWAYS in the house with her and would NEVER leave her alone irrespective if I had been invited out for dinner etc…it just wouldnt cross my mind to leave her alone. This I am sure, is echoed by all responsible parents. It is NOT normal to leave them alone & to that end they are equally responsible for her ‘disappearance’ and guilty in my eyes of child neglect.

  8. ThenThereWere4
    February 24th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    ‘@Helene

    January 17th, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    I live in Lagos, of which Praia da Luz is a part of, and I know the ‘McCann’s’ apartment very well.’

    Do you know of the ‘service area under the McCann’s apartment’ which Rebelo was reported to have spent some time inspecting?

  9. alice fitton
    July 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I hope this isn’t wildly out of date! I totally agree with Julie. I’ve tried to find a way in which it could have been an accident, but the moneymaking will not go away and should never have been there.
    If your child is abducted, you don’t need money to find her, the worldwide publicity and the fact that half of Portugal was on their hands and knees, giving up all their time to find Maddie would be enough.
    The McC’s had so many things ready, Portugal doesn’t have anti paedo laws, police are peasants, Amber alert, and best of all, the PJ could cut them a ‘deal’. Surely a lot of that misinformation must have been gleaned from TV! But the website, the fund and Uncle John – never liked him – were on the job in days.
    They were so broke that the fund paid their mortgage in June/July, G was on 6 months’ compassionate leave.So why?
    Clarence urged people to send cash! Just addressed to Gerry and Kate – why are people so gullible?
    Perhaps it was a situation where Maddie could not continue, go to school. I think she has rather heavy walls under her eyes for a child, I’ve only just thought: to save myself from libel IMO allegedly: what if she had contracted a disease which they didn’t want an autopsy to find?
    This was planned, I always had the feeling of a long delayed plan finally taking off when I saw Gerry with his ‘wider agenda’.

  10. Super Sleuth
    July 30th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Hi Alice

    have you been removed from MM guess if not your next, ok hope we can still chat somewhere still agree pre planned due to all those photo’s etc.

  11. Gummy
    May 14th, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Hi Folks

    We should remember that the 3 McCann children were not the only ones left alone in the appartments. Other members of the Tapas group also left their children alone in the evenings and I assume also sent them to the kids club all day.

    All these parents have questions to answer about their parenting methods.

    One thing I would like to know is why Kate took a press officer to the police station when she went to be questioned? Even Gerry did not go this far. And let’s face it, that press officer was on the team very fast after the ‘abduction’. What parent who has just found their child missing takes on the services of a press officer as a matter of urgency?

    I can understand, just about, getting a press officer once the story goes global, but not within 24 hours of the disapearance.

  12. Claire
    August 1st, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Yes it’s amazing how ‘ready’ they were for somethng that noone could have foreseen happening, ready with the photos, the international media campaign BEFORE actually looking for their daughter. As said above a normal parent would run frantic around the flat and street, thinking how far could a 4 year old get? That Kate McCann left her remaining children alone only shows that she KNEW they were in no danger. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t keep their mobile on them either for exactly the possibilty of needing help with the children. PLus the PR and the constant lies. British people are incredibly gullible. The only thing wrong with the police investigation is that they didn’t IMMEDIATELY suspect the parents, because child abuse is so much rarer in the south of Europe! It’s also rubbish about not having anti- paedophile laws. Portugal simply doesn’t have the same crime rate or social problems as the UK. they just weren’t ready for people as ruthlessly narcissistic and manipulative as the McCanns. The tabloid attitude and tabloid reading public response to Portugal was disgusting and the Portugese deserve a very big apology. The very fact that people are afraid to post what they really believe about the McCanns is evidence of the stranglehold they have on freedom of speech. Don’t worry they can’t sue EVERYONE. Anyway ‘fair comment’ is a legal right. I think that Madeleine died in the flat and the parents’ behaviour (especially their lies, defensive lack of guilt and self justification)is deeply guilty. I think the only reason some people think they can’t be is because they are still keeping up the act so long after. I really beleived that Kate McCann, though guilty, was destroyed by her actions and felt compassion for her. However the ripping off of of the public and the arrogant contempt towards the Portuguese who did nothing but support them has worn my patience out. I don’t know if they will ever be brought to justice though. I hope Madeleine is found one day and may rest in peace. She deserved better,

  13. Claire
    August 1st, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    And how and why is GORDON BROWN and the British government involved??

  14. Marli
    August 7th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    WE know now why the McCanns were protected by Brown. It was the Sun and the News of the World. Now I love to remember how the couple was betrayed by Rebecca Brooks, who forced Cameron to put the Yard in the case.The McCanns should have known that the media are nobody’s friends. They kept insulting and offending around, convinced that they had the eternal protection from the Murdoch concern. And that the files would not be reopened. What a turn around! They are lost.Rebecca is in trouble now and she is not caring at all about the Mccanns.She made money out of them and that is it.
    We are all waiting for the next interview, what will Redwood tell us?
    And the stupid Tapas 7, believing they would get rid of the story on a quick way and they got in a much worse trouble. How tired must they be now, what a tension, again their photos on all of the papers. In their worst nightmerries they never thought this could go this far. Six weeks of noise in Algarve, Tapas 9 going back home, voilà, problem solved.
    Afer 5 years, more than 5 years, they are still not free of the case. And it is going to get a lot worse.

    Cheers!

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