Tests: There are partial results
The English dog that is specially trained to detect the odor of
cadavers found a trace of death on Kate McCann’s clothes, as
well as on the soft toy that the mother of Madeleine has
carried since the first hour, which she took to the Vatican
and presents as one of the child’s favourite toys. The dog’s
work has been recorded on video and can be presented as
evidence by the Policia Judiciaria.
The dog was extremely nervous when he smelled a pair of jeans that
was often used by Kate, and a shirt. These clues were
collected in July – as CM could discover – at the same time
that the animal detected the smell of death in the Ocean
Club apartment where the child disappeared from.
A second dog that was used by the police, who specializes in
finding biological residues like blood, sweat or saliva,
also reinforced the signs of the first animal, as he
detected what is presumed to be blood in the trunk of the
car that was used by the McCanns – which was rented after
the child’s disappearance, on May 3.
Meanwhile, CM knows that some of the tests that were performed on
the collected residues are already in the investigators’
hands. The lab in Birmingham, England, has sent some
elements, but not all the results are known yet. It is also
not known when they started to arrive at the PJ, although
several sources that were contacted by our newspaper
guaranteed that only started happening this week.
The results’ arrival in Portimao may consolidate the investigators’
beliefs, which have been pointing for over two months at a
scenario of the child’s death inside the apartment of Praia
da Luz. The coming days will be decisive.