- From: Sunday Herald Sun
- January 13, 2008
MADELEINE McCann was raped, murdered and her body dumped in a reservoir within 48 hours of her disappearance, a lawyer claims.Marcos Correia said underworld criminals contacted him on May 6, three days after the British girl vanished, with details of her abduction and murder. He said Portuguese police had ignored him.
The lawyer said he contacted Kate and Gerry McCann's detective agency, which had begun to investigate his theory.
Mr Correia, 32, said the claim could clear the couple of suspicion that they were involved in their daughter's disappearance.
Mr Correia believed Madeleine's body was at the bottom of a reservoir in the Algarve.
"It's the ideal place to get rid of a body, practically without leaving any trace," he said.