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Lance Goodall 25 March 2019


The following is part of the investigation and notes from the transcript from the Portugal police after the dogs were brought in to check for blood in the McCann Apartment 5A

“I bring to your attention in accordance with instructions received, that today, around 20h00, LPC Assistant Specialists Fernando Viegas and Lino Rodrigues, after seeing recorded images relating to the canine inspection conducted on 31 July 2007 in apartment 5A of the Ocean Club, duly explained in an official statement in the case file, they proceeded to collect [recover] the floor tiles where the dogs used in the activity indicated [alerted to] the possible existence of blood traces along with the position of a cadaver in that location.

Those tiles were lifted from the floor, in a way to preserve the possible traces intact for them to be subjected to examination by an authorised laboratory.
The activity was filmed in a way to illustrate the manner in which the uplifting was performed and the tools used, allowing that the experts would have a better understanding of all the circumstances inherent in the removal action. This resulted in the recordings of two video cassettes (Mini DV) which are attached.”

 

 

In order to carry out the determined by the 4.a Brigada of Department of Investigation Criminal of Polcia Judiciaria, concerning the process number 201/07.OGALGS, on the 1st August, 2007, between 20:00h and 01:30h of the 2nd August, 2007, were recovered the following evidences in the living room of the apartment 5A, Ocean Club Villas, Praia da Luz, Lagos, Portugal, where it is possible may have occurred a crime of homicide, by the Crime Scene Investigators Fernando Jos?da Silva Viegas and Lino Manuel Lima Henriques:-

1- Tile pieces identified with number 1;
2- Tile pieces identified with number 2;
3- Tile pieces identified with number 3;
4- Tile pieces identified with number 4;
5- Tile pieces identified near number 1;
6- Pieces of skirting identified with number 1 ;
7- Pieces of skirting identified with number 2;
8- Pieces of skirting identified between number 2 and 3;
9- Pieces of skirting identified with number 3;
10- Pieces of skirting identified with number 4;
11 – Pieces of skirting identified nearby number 1 ;
12- Pieces of skirting identified nearby number 4;
13- Residue / small fragments of the skirting area;
14- Dust / small fragments of the tile area;
15- Cement glue between the tiles in the edge of the recovered area;
16- Cement glue between the tile identified with number 1;
17- Cement glue between the tile identified with number 2;
18- Cement glue between the tile identified with number 3;
19- Cement glue between the tile identified with number 4;
20- Leftovers of tiles and cement glue;

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21- Fragments of bushes;
22- Two mouth swabs from CSI Fernando Jose Silva Viegas;
23-Two mouth swabs from CSI Lino Manuel Lima ~enriques;
24- Two mouth swabs from CSI Bruno Jorge Possid?io Mendes Antunes.

All these evidences were delivered to the Forensic Science Laboratory – Birmingham Laboratory, Priory House, Gooch Street North, Birmingham, B56QQ, on the 7th August, 2007.-

Birmingham, August, 7th, 2007

Who delivers – Illegible, (to me), handwritten Signature.

Who received – S NIBLETTS, FSS Birmingham ( plus handwritten Signature)

Dated 07 August 2007

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(Delivery guide of recovered evidences at the crime scene)

In order to carry out the determined by the 4.a Brigada of Departamento of Investiga?o Criminal of Policia Judici?ia, concerning the process number 201/07.OGALGS, between 15:00h of 4th August, 2007, and 06:30h of 5th August, 2007, were recovered the following evidences in the living room of the apartment 5A, Ocean Club Villas, Praia da Luz, Lagos, Portugal, where it is possible may have occurred a crime of homicide, by the Crime Scene Investigators Fernando Jos?da Silva Viegas and Bruno Jorge Possid?io Mendes Antunes:-

I A – Stain on the floor recovered with a Dry swab;
1 B – Stain on the floor recovered with swab with distilled water;
2A – Stain on the floor recovered with a Dry swab;
2B – Stain on the floor recovered with swab with distilled water:
3A – Stain on the floor recovered with a Dry swab;
3B – Stain on the floor recovered with swab with distilled water;
4A – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
4B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;
5A – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
5B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;
6A – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
6B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;
7A – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
7B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;
8A – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
8B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;
9A – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
9B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;
10A – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
10B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;

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11IA – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
11 B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;
12A – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
12B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;
13A – Stain on the wall recovered with a Dry swab;
13B – Stain on the wall recovered with swab with distilled water;
14A – Stain on the back of the sofa recovered with a Dry swab;
14B – Stain on the back of the sofa recovered with swab with distilled water;
15A – Stain on the back of the sofa recovered with a Dry swab;
15B – Stain on the back of the sofa recovered with swab with distilled water;
16 – Blue curtain;
16B – White curtain behind blue curtain and armband.

All these evidences were delivered to the Forensic Science Laboratory – Birmingham Laboratory, Priory House, Gooch Street North, Birmingham, B56QQ, on the 7th August, 2007.-

Birmingham, 7th August, 2007

Spaniels Eddie and Keela travelled to Portugal with their handler Martin Grime, and were sent into 5A one at a time to see if they could smell anything.

“When the dog indicates in the field, it will either be human decomposition or human blood,” Martin tells the documentary makers.

“The human decomposition is very persistent, very pungent to the point where we’ve been able to locate, in blind searches, graves 40 years after the body has been removed and the body was only there for a short period of time.

“With blood, crime scene investigators have been to the house and somebody has cleaned the blood up to the point you can no longer see it. That doesn’t mean there isn’t any there to find. It might drip through the gap and run round the back of the floorboard, but odour will still be coming through the gap in the floorboards and the dog will pick it up and respond to it.”

It means dogs could give an alert to possible scents from long before the McCanns stayed there.

Eddie, who was trained to smell traces of human cadavers, was sent in first with Martin and ran through the whole apartment.

“Eddie’s behaviour changed the moment he came through the door of the apartment,” investigative journalist Robbyn Swan tells the camera. “He became tense and aware.

 

                                       Eddie the cadaver dog smelled ‘corpse odour’ in the wardrobe of Kate and Gerry’s room (Image: Netflix)

 

Both parents were named as arguido – persons of interest – days after the dogs were brought in, but that status was lifted in 2008 when the case was archived by Portuguese police.

 

The question is why?