W: So, Holmes, what do you think Scotland Yard is doing in the Madeleine McCann case?
H: Well, Watson, there are only two options: they are searching for truth and justice or they are using four million taxpayer dollars to cover up a crime.
W: What would show they are searching for truth and justice, Holmes?
H: They would be seeking justice for those who perpetrated crimes against a little three-year-old girl.
W: So, they would be following evidence and statistics which would mean they would look at the parents first (evidence that they were the last ones to see her, they admitted to her neglect, cadaver and blood dogs hit in their apartment and car, etc., - and statistics that show caretakers are the ones most likely involved when a child of Madeleine's age disappears or dies in their care) and then for a local child sex predator who murdered her (when caretakers are not involved, then statistics overwhelmingly support a child this age would be kidnapped, raped, and murdered within an hour by a man living in the vicinity).
H: Correct, Watson. But, Scotland Yard hasn't spent any time analyzing the possibility of the parents' involvement in their daughter's disappearance nor the possibility of their friends' involvement in her disappearance nor have they spent any time focusing on the vicinity of the McCann's apartment or a local child sex predator.
W: I am confused, Holmes. Are you saying that they have spent four million dollars sifting through tips that would take them out of Portugal in search of a live Maddie living with a family somewhere?
H: This is what appears to be the fact, Watson.
W: Well, then, Holmes, I would have to deduce that Scotland Yard is rife with dunces or corruption.
H: Bravo, Watson! I think you have hit the nail on the head! All the evidence points to Madeleine McCann being dead but her parents and Scotland Yard have collectively purportedly spent some eight million dollars not seeking justice for little Maddie and not seeking to punish the perpetrator or perpetrators, but instead appear to be focusing on a statistical anomaly in spite of evidence to the contrary, that she is alive and being cared for by strangers for the last five years. Yet none of the investigators, not the McCann hired PIs nor Scotland Yard, has presented ONE shred of evidence to validate this cock-and-bull theory.
W: Then, why, Holmes are so many attacking the Portuguese police, retired Detective Goncalo Amaral, Criminal Profiler Pat Brown, and the others who have worked to analyze the case and provide theories and evidence of Madeleine having been murdered in Praia da Luz? These folks haven't been milking the public and citizens of millions of dollars and then refusing to show them any of what they have discovered during their investigations?
H: Ah, Watson, I guess because there are a lot of people out there who just can't accept that Madeleine McCann is dead, has been dead, and will be dead, and there is not going to be a happy ending to the story.
W: Whoa, Holmes, aren't you afraid to say unequivocally that Madeleine McCann is dead? Aren't you worried the McCanns and Carter Ruck will be suing your deductive ass?
H: Well, let them have at it, Watson! Since I am a fictional character, they can sue me for my fictional money, and I will happily send them a fictional check for the fictional Madeleine Search Fund with my fictional signature on it. Good luck cashing that at the bank.
Criminal Profiler Pat Brown
July 6, 2012