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Policia Judiciaria (PJ)

The Policia Judiciaria (PJ) lead the initial investigations in 2007 and 2008 until then the case was put on hold. The leading Police officer in the initial investigation was Goncalo Amaral. In 2011 the investigations were re-started in company with the british Operation Grange.

The latest Announcement of PJ is:

As is the case with any situation in which a child goes missing, notwithstanding formal dismissal of the inquiry into her disappearance, and just as has always been publicly stated, the Polícia Judiciária never stopped paying close attention to any and all information that might possibly shed light on the whereabouts of the minor Madeleine McCann, the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and the identity of the perpetrator(s). It was with this goal in mind that in March 2011 the National Director of the Polícia Judiciária entrusted a team of investigators from the North Directorate with the mission of reassessing, as a whole, the vast amount of information gathered during the inquiry, aimed at identifying data for which a more in-depth investigation might be useful and possible. The reassessment which took place over the last two years and a half suggested new evidence to have surfaced, which, requiring the investigation to proceed, meets the requirements set out by section 279(1) of the Portuguese Code of Criminal Procedure for reopening of the inquiry. Accordingly, a request for reopening was made to the Public Prosecutor for the jurisdiction of Portimao, and approval granted by the latter.

24 October 2013


Summarizing PJ Report 2007 →police report P.J. 10 SEP 2007

Final Report 2008The PJ's Final Report & The Archiving Dispatch (The PJ's 57-page 'Final Report' summary & the Public Prosecutor's Archiving Dispatch)

The official released Case files at (Aug. 2008) →The official PJ-Files

See also →PJ Files: Portuguese Police Reports - A collection of interesting PJ police reports

See also Photos therein on several evidence/information/maps →PHOTOGRAPHS

The Investigation Team at →McCannFiles

See also →Public Ministry Reopens Investigation in connection with Operation Grange

PJ homepage →Homepage PJ

PJ on British Wikipedia →Polícia Judiciária

PJ on Portuguese Wikipedia →Polícia Judiciária (Portugal)