Reporter Andrew Price..Telegraph Sept 8th 2007 wrote…Was I alone in wondering whether that was for comfort or because it was what the PR advisers suggested?
Jon Corner godfather of one of the McCanns children said ‘The Cuddle Cat was reeking with Madeleines DNA . That easily explains why DNA has been found in the hire car and on clothing that Kate bought after Madeleine disappeared’.
Report: Sunday Mirror Sept 13th 2007
Kate washed CC 5 days after Madeleines disappearance. Gerrys sister said it was cleaned again two months ago because it was filthy after being carried around.
A former Scotland Yard detective said. ‘It’s the last thing I’d expect a mother who is devastated at losing her child to do’.
The pants Kates wearing, are the ones the dogs picked up on. Kate here is devastated, there can be no doubt. Kate was seen in these pants many times and comments have been made ‘Did she never wash them?’…Of course she did ,just like she washed Cuddle Cat.
Kate loved Madeleine so much she could not stay away. After Madeleines death ,where ever she was hidden. Kate would visit and sit with Madeleine. If she was placed in cold storage , cadaver still emits a strong odour even when a body is frozen.
Andrew Price was correct CC was simply for PR. Therefore, where ever Kate went so did CC. And if Kate had visits with her dead child she would pick up the scent.
.At this point no one knew the dogs would be brought in. Kate simply washed the toy because the odour left from her hands onto the toy smelt bad. This explains also how cadaver came to be on the small red T Shirt, (transference).
In the photograph ( link below) you can see Kate holding CC and what appears to be her rubbing the toy onto her leg transferring the cadaver scent from the toy.( the pants picked up on by the dogs)
Police suspicion around CC
1 – Did you kill your daughter? – Kate has never been asked this question outright before in the whole inquiry.
2 – What did you do with her body? – Although cops are convinced maddie is dead,they have no body and is still missing.
3 – Why did you hire a car? – The McCanns managed without a car until 25 days after maddie vanished.
4 – Why did you hire the car the day before going to see the pope? – Cops say it makes no sense to rent a vechicle when kate and gerry were about to fly to rome.
5 – Did the hire car contain any of Madeleines belongings? – Police say maddies blood was found inside the car and want to rule out any legitimate explanation.
6 – Why was maddies blood found in the villa and in the car? – Kate was asked did she have a normal accident.
7 – Did you move Madeleines body in the hire car? – Police are convinced that forensics evidence places maddie inside the car hire after she vanished.
8 – Why did sniffer dogs detect traces of a corspe on your jeans and t – shirt,and maddies cuddle cat toy?Kate, a doctor insists she was present at the deaths of six patients shortly before flying to portugal.
10 – Did you have any syringes in the apartment? – Kate insists she did not but thinks they may be referring to a “Dropper”used to give the children medicine.
12 – Who checked on the children and at what times exactly? – The McCanns have given a timeline but police are trying to iron out alleged possible inconsistencies.
13 – Did you ever leave Madeleine unattended for much longer than you claim? – Witnesses are said to say she was heard crying for her parents for long periods on evenings that week.
14 – Does your husband know about it? – The police want to know if kate will implicate gerry in their theory.Their bond is tight but police see her as the weaker of the two.
15 – Does anyone else,including your friends know about it? – The police theory may require a conspiracy involving some of the couples highly reputable friends.Police are focusing on alleged discrepancies in their statements.
16 – Why did you shout,Someone has taken my little girl! after returning from her room on the night of her disappearance? – Cops want to know why she automatically assumed her girl had been snatched and not just walked off.
17 – Did you ever leave Madeleine all evening to go into town? – A barman claimed he saw the Mcanns in Lagos, five miles away.They insist they were in Paraia da Luz that night.
18 – Did you call police as soon as you found Madeleine was missing? – There have been suggestions that a neighbour offered to call police but kate insisted she had already rung – than waited another 40 minutes before actually making the first call.This is disputed.
19 – Why did you call a priest on the night Maddie vanished? – Police beleive devout christian kate may have been feeling guilty.
20 – Why did you wash cuddle cat after maddie went missing? – The cuddly toy was maddies favourite and had her distinctive smell.Kate carries it wherever she goes.
21 – Did you hide anything in the church? – Kate and gerry were given keys to the church in Praia da Luz so they could pray there alone.
22 – Why do you want to go home now? – After four months in Portugal,the McCanns planned to leave as DNA test results were due.