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    I've been watching a few documentaries on this case with the 10 year anniversary, firstly the panarama one and then the sky news long discussion. Also watched Amarals banned documentary, the Portuguese policeman the mccanns are suing. Ive started reading a new book on the subject.

    I can't for the life of me believe these people on the internet who bang on about the guilt of the mccanns, which lacks all credibility. Going to the extent of setting up a fund, taking years off work, suing people to stop wrong stories being perpetuated that could take the focus off finding her, all when they are somehow complicit in her disappearance. Just so unbelievable for me.

    Whilst of course very sad, it's a very interesting story nonetheless. The story of a bungled investigation which has led to so many theories and what exactly does the evidence show so far? A classic 'whodunnit' of significant interest.

    God if ever you could use a real crystal ball to try and return this child, you'd do it in this case.

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    I think many are thinking the same thing as I am going to say here now; the children should never have been left unattended in that hotel room in the first place!
    Sorry, but if they hadnt, there would be no story, and that little girl would still be with her parents.
    The parents know that, and I am sure' if they could turn back time, they would not have left them out of their sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyTD View Post
    I think many are thinking the same thing as I am going to say here now; the children should never have been left unattended in that hotel room in the first place!
    Sorry, but if they hadnt, there would be no story, and that little girl would still be with her parents.
    The parents know that, and I am sure' if they could turn back time, they would not have left them out of their sight.
    And that will always taint the view of anyone on the outside.
    Whether they were complicit or not - and I don't believe they were, either - they're still guilty in most people's eyes.
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    I donno as whilst it probably wasn't adviseable to leave young kids alone, they were very close and checking on them, and the chances of something like this happening are horrendously low. Also even if the parents were with them a kidnap situation might still have prevailed had one of them stumbled on an intruder. I don't think it was the cause leaving them, but if I was a parent I'd have a babysitter I think. It's not as if they didn't have the money as well off doctors, to do so.

    With my legal insurance head on, I always look at the proximate cause or the 'but for test'. You ask what is the cause,that if you removed all other factors, would not have led to the dissapearance or in the alternate, caused the disappearance. Sadly I don't think that's the parents but the people or person who were intent on abduction and that person may still have been hell bent on it, whether it was Madeline or someone else.

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    No one knows what happened except the people involved. As they are not going to talk and the trail is stone cold we shall likely never know.

    As a parent the kid should never have been left
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    In some respects I agree but I think it will only take one person to talk, who knows. The liklihood of only one person knowing is remote so if she is still alive and the money reward is still there, and a difference in circumstances arises, someone could say something. It's too high profile maybe for that not to happen.

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    Id put money on it she is not, and im not a gambler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyTD View Post
    I think many are thinking the same thing as I am going to say here now; the children should never have been left unattended in that hotel room in the first place!
    Sorry, but if they hadnt, there would be no story, and that little girl would still be with her parents.
    The parents know that, and I am sure' if they could turn back time, they would not have left them out of their sight.
    Yup! I also believe that if the incident had happened here in the UK, dead or alive, she'd have been found by now. I'm not always the biggest fan of our police, but they're a damn sight better than that Portuguese shower of incompetents!

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    I have no view of the parents, but the cadaver dogs are barely ever wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sq225917 View Post
    I have no view of the parents, but the cadaver dogs are barely ever wrong.
    I actually read that it was the opposite in some American uses of such dogs. But whatever I don't think British police would apportion blame or fault on the basis of a dogs scent. Has to be balanced with other evidence. You couldn't be arrested at Heathrow for drugs possession if a springer spaniel barked at you, officers would have to check if you have them on you, if you were a drug dealer.

    The senior officer on the sky news documentary said it has to be backed up by other evidence e.g. DNA, blood etc. Which makes sense.

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