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What really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann?

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The Smiths' Sighting (ca. 22:00)

Reference to the sighting in the PJ's 57-page report summary

'Further on this issue, the testimony of MARTIN SMITH was considered, pages 1606 and following, reporting the sighting of an individual carrying a child, in one of the streets that lead to the beach. It was said that the child could be MADELEINE McCANN, although it was never peremptorily stated. Some time later, the witness alleged that, by its stance, the individual who carried the child could be GERALD McCANN, which was concluded when he saw him descending the stairs from an airplane, pages 2871, 3991 and following and 4135 and following. It was established that at the time that was being mentioned, GERALD McCANN was sitting at the table, in the Tapas Restaurant.'

Smith-summary on McCannFiles

Approx. 21:55 The Smith Family, (4 adults and 5 children) are returning from 'Kelly's Bar', heading north, all spread out along the street and they pass a man walking down the middle of the street, carrying a child, with the head against his left shoulder and the arms hanging down alongside the body, in light coloured or pink pyjamas, bare feet, pale skin typical of British and blonde, shoulder-length hair; the girl is about 3-4 years old, about 1 metre tall. - The man is not dressed like a tourist; he's wearing cream or beige trousers, classic cut, of linen or cotton. He is white, 30-35 yrs, 1.70-1.80 meters tall, average build, physically fit, short, brown hair, with a face that looks tanned.

See suspects (1A, 1B) descriptions by testimony of Martin Smith, son Peter Smith and daughter Aoife Smith.

The suspect of the Smith's sighting is the one from the first two coloured graphics 1A and 1B in the Scotland Yards search appeal. The two pictures differ because the two eye-witnesses from the Smith-Family saw the suspect from front (1A) and the other from the side (1B). The following suspects (black and white graphics) are different persons who arouse suspicion the day(s) before 3rd May at the Ocean Club Resort.


The geographics of the Smith's Sighting. The red line is 375 meters (400 yrd) in distant from the Apartment 5A to the meeting point with the Smiths. The blue line is the usual way from the Tapas-Bar to Apartment 5A. The dotted red lines are the unknown paths of the main suspect agter the meeting. The blue dotted lines marks the (max.) searchings for Maddie in the night 3rd/4th of May. Most searches were done in the Ocean Clubs complex itself . The most far away were done at the sandy beach eastside. The scetch is made from Google-Earths historic map of 2007.