Thinking out aloud.
Bear with me, but I am having one of those ‘Eureka’ moments, and it is thanks to Maggs for posting up the PJ Final Report from the DVD.
I have uploaded it to this blog for all to view: (PJ FINAL REPORT)
Something has hit me, and I don’t know if I could be right or wrong. We all know that cadaver scent can be transferred from one thing to another and it is called cross-contamination. We also now know (Casey Anthony Case) that cadaver dogs can alert to bodily fluids from a live person that begin to decompose after leaving the body.
Now is the PJ Final Report it states the following:
6 – In the clothes and belongings of the Family MCCANN
– cadaver odour dog:
* in two pieces of clothing belonging to KATE HEALY
* in a piece of clothing of the minor MADELEINE
* in the plush toy, possibly belonging to MADELEINE (it was detected cadaver odour, when the plush was inside the residence – at the date occupied by the family)
So why wasn’t the scent detected at the second apartment or the Villa? The clothing was removed from the Villa, surely there would have been cross-contamination and those articles would have been in contact with various surfaces where the dogs would have alerted.
Martin Grime states in his report the following:
Villa rue des Fleurs.
August 2nd 2007 -6.14pm – 27 Rue das Floras- Praia Da Luz – Lagos
PJ: Ricardo P & J. Carlos P., inspectors.
UK: Mark Harrison, Martin Grime & Eddie.
On that date, within the context of a residential search, carried out at the McCann couple’s current residence, an inspection by a dog handling team was made. Thus, at the time indicated at the beginning of the report, all areas of the property were inspected and the following results obtained:
6.36pm – The dog Eddie, who detects cadaver odours, “marked” the area of a cupboard in the living room. On checking, the dog was indicating a pink soft toy belonging to Madeleine McCann.
Date: August 2nd 2007 – 11.20pm
On that date, following the home visit made to the McCann’s’ current residence, on the Rue des Fleurs, various items of clothing were laid out in an appropriate place for this purpose, to carry out an inspection by the dog handling unit.
The collected items of clothing were set out individually with the agreement and under the directions provided by the British technicians, the dogs having previously covered the space where the clothing was laid out.
1 – 11.20pm: Prior reconnaissance of the place by the two canine units to guarantee that the space was clear of all odours being sought. The reconnaissance was completed at 11.30pm without anything being signalled by the dogs.
2 – 11.30pm: An initial inspection by the human blood detecting dog, began with the clothing packed in the box bearing the notation: “Living room.” At 11.40pm, the inspection was completed without the dog showing anything abnormal.
11.41: The canine human remains recovery dog started its inspection and “marked” various clothes. The inspection was completed at 11.52pm. The clothes were returned to their box for later use.
From 12.02am until 1.30am, (03/08/07) all the other boxes, containing clothing from the twins’ bedroom, from the friends’ bedroom, from the bedroom of the couple labelled 1 & 2, as well as the empty luggage, was inspected by the two dogs without conclusive results.
The PJ Final Report states that in the Second Apartment that the McCann family stayed at nothing was found.
4 – House of the MCCANNs at the date of the inspection [second apartment]*
NOTHING at the house, was detected by any of the dogs;
But hold on, surely if those clothes had the death scent on them, there would have also been cross contamination at the second apartment as well as the Villa. Why didn’t the dogs alert to this? We know Eddie alerted to a cupboard in the Lounge where Cuddle Cat was (and after playing with the toy then alerted to it) but no way would they have kept clothes in that cupboard. And cuddle cat was in the second apartment so why didn’t the dog alert there?
If Eddie was supposed to have been able to alert to Apartment 5A why didn’t he alert to other areas in the Villa where those clothes were stored and to the same areas in the second apartment that the McCann family stayed at?
Which brings me back to why is there pictures of 5 boxes and 2 suitcases when Gerry McCann only signed for 4 boxes and 2 suitcases.
I seriously can’t believe that if these clothes had any scent on them that the scent never transferred onto something or a cupboard where these items were stored. Logic tells you that unless of course these items managed to float in air at the second apartment and the Villa.
I could be totally wrong but that is how I see it.