It is quite funny how people interpret things. What someone says to one person may have a totally new meaning to others. But I do find a lot of the time it is simply because people don’t want to hear things for what they truly are.
They would prefer to twist and manipulate words and ignore the true meaning of what is being said, especially if it does not fit in with their line of thinking.
Take for instance, the myth of there was a cadaver in the hired car that the McCanns hired in Portugal. Yes I suspect someone not au fait with certain terminology might easily get confused… but a Policeman… no it shouldn’t happen. But it did.
To read Mark Harrisons Rogatory interview you begin to see that a certain officer was not comprehending what Martin Grime was saying.
It appears that after the dog searches in Praia da Luz, there was a meeting of Police Officers and Martin Grime specifically told these Police Officers, to which Goncalo Amaral was one, that the dog alerts can only be corroborated by forensic evidence.
Yes Mark Harrison states:
After the conclusion of the searches, a meeting in the Portimao offices of the PJ took place in the cabinet of Goncalo AMARAL and those present included Guilermino ENCARNACO, an official representative from the Leicestershire police, Martin GRIME and myself. During the meeting were exhibited videos with the details of search activities including the sniffer dogs lead by Martin GRIME. GRIME commented on the actions of the dogs and added that no confirmed evidence or information could be taken from the alerts by the dogs but needed to be confirmed with physical evidence.
Seems Goncalo turned a deaf ear to this and four years down the line, the theory that Madeleine was transported in the hired car is still circulating although the physical evidence in this case does NOT support that theory.
And what is even more interesting is Mark Harrison’s reply to this question.
In this particular case, based on the information and on your experience, what is the possibility that a cadaver was occulted?
To which he replied:
To this question I am not in possession of any information or sufficient knowledge to comment.
Don’t you find it strange, that Paulo Rebelo who that took over from Goncalo Amaral, understands perfectly what was said, yet Goncalo Amaral did not seem to have a clue.
The post has been corrected as it stated originally that Goncalo Amaral was at this meeting. Now it is not clear whether he was there or not or it was just a case his office was used for the meeting.
However, irrespective of whether he was there or not, him as Co-Ordindator and his team under his leadership completely ignored what Mark Harrison was saying with regards to the alerts.