Mittwoch, 29. Februar 2012

Pat Brown in Portugal

Jornal Algarve123

Kriminalfall-Analytikerin untersucht McCann Geheimnis

Sie traf mit einem abgenutzten Rollkoffer und einem Metall-Detektor aus den USA ein. In ihrem Koffer befand sich ein Spaten und eine Bodenprobe. Pat Brown, Kriminalfall- Analytikerin, TV Kommentatorin und Autorin war in einer Mission unterwegs. Als sich die Neuigkeit in Windeseile in den sozialen Netzwerken verbreitetete, war die Meinung geteilt zwischen denen, die ihr alles Gute wünschten und denen, die lautstark die gegenteilige Ansicht vertraten. Brown liess sich nicht abschrecken. „Es hat nichts mit Eigenwerbung zu tun. Ich versuche einfach die Wahrheit herauszufinden“. Algarve123 traf sich mit Brown bei ihrer Ankunft an der Algarve. Zuvor hatte sie in Lissabon einige Treffen mit Gonçalo Amaral und Anderen, die ihren guten Ruf aufs Spiel setzen, um das grösste Rätsel des Jahrtausends zu lösen. (Vielen Dank dafür)


In einer der ersten Fragen wollten wir erfahren, warum eine amerikanische Kriminalfallanalytikerin und TV-Persönlichkeit das Bedürfnis verspürte, den Atlantik bis nach Portugal zu überqueren, um in einem fast fünf Jahre alten Vermisstenfall zu ermitteln.
“Zwei Gründe,” sagte sie uns. „Zunächst einmal war ich schon immer mit Leidenschaft in die Suche nach der Wahrheit involviert. Es macht mich nicht berühmt, aber es ist etwas, das mir sehr am Herzen liegt, weil dieser Fall die Art und Weise wie mit Vermisstenfällen umgegangen wird, zu beschädigen droht.
“Wir haben hier eine Situation, in der die Eltern nicht vollständig bei einer polizeilichen Ermittlung kooperierten, sich weigerten, Fragen zu beantworten, ihre Aussagen änderten und vor der Gerichtsbarkeit flohen, dann aber mit ihrer Version der Geschichte an die Presse gingen, um Leute dazu zu bringen, Geld zu spenden für die Suche nach einem Kind, das statistisch gesehen beinahe sicher, bereits tot war.“
“Ich verstehe hinterbliebene Eltern, die verrückte Sachen machen, aber noch nie habe ich solche Eltern gesehen! Ihr Handeln öffnete den Mutmassungen Tür und Tor.“
“Mein anderer Grund ist zu zeigen, dass ich Gonçalo Amaral unterstütze und für die Freiheit der Rede eintrete.“ Amaral ist angeklagt wegen Verleumdung der Familie Mc Cann durch die Veröffentlichung seines Buches „The Truth of the Lie“ (auf deutsch: “Maddie - Die Wahrheit über die Lüge”), in dem er behauptet, dass deren Tochter in der Nacht des 3. Mai 2007 in Appartment 5a starb. Der Prozess war zunächst für den 9. und 10. Februar angesetzt, wurde aber verschoben. Brown entschied sich, den gebuchten Flug zu nutzen, um zu sehen, ob sich aus dem Besuch des Tatorts neue Schlüsse ziehen liessen. Und war es so?
“Ja, tatsächlich. Ich fand mehr über die Situation in der Umgebung heraus. Ich erfuhr etwas über die Türschlösser und deren Funktion - es wäre unmöglich gewesen, die Fensterläden und die Fenster von aussen zu öffnen - und über die Art des Geländes hier. Aber meine Grundposition blieb bestehen: es gibt zwei einfache Antworten in diesem Kriminalfall.“
„Die einfachste Antwort besagt, dass ein ortsansässiger Verbrecher Madeleine entführte (in diesem Fall wurde sie fast sicher innerhalb von zwei bis drei Stunden getötet) und die zweiteinfachste Antwort ist, dass sie bei einem tragischen Unfall starb und ihr Körper beseitigt wurde.“
“Um die zweiteinfachste Antwort auszuschliessen, müssen wir zweifellos beweisen, dass es eine Entführung gab und das ist bisher nicht geschehen.“ Glaubt sie, ebenso wie Gonçalo Amaral, dass die Nacht, in der die dreijährige Madeleine verschwand, unbedingt rekonstruiert werden müsste?
“Na klar! Aber sie weigern sich beharrlich, sie alle: die McCanns und der Rest der Tapas Gruppe! Vor allem die McCanns waren ihre eigenen ärgsten Feinde. Sie könnten auf verschiedenste Art antworten: durch ihre Beteiligung bei einer Rekonstruktion des Tathergangs, durch die Teilnahme an einem Test mit dem Lügendetektor. Sehen Sie, sie müssten als Tatbeteiligte ausgeschlossen werden können, damit die erste, einfachste Antwort die wahrscheinlichste ist.“
Ein anderer Aspekt der mich wirklich stört, ist die Schaffung von Mythologien. Sex-Ring heisst das neue Feindbild. Den Eltern wird eingeredet, dass ihr Kind von einem Sex-Ring geschnappt werden könnte, aber Sex-Ringe arbeiten nicht in Hotelkomplexen! Wenn ein Sex-Ring ein Kind will, entführt er es auf offener Strasse in einem sozial-schwachen Viertel. Man entführt kein Kind der Mittelschicht in den Ferien aus dem Bett, vor allem nicht, wenn wir den Geschichten Glauben schenken wollen, dass die Eltern alle 15 Minuten vom Tisch aufgestanden sind, um nach ihren Kindern zu sehen.
Jeder auf der Lauer liegende Entführer würde sich fragen „wann, verdammt nochmal,werde ich die Chance bekommen in ein Appartment einzubrechen!“

Browns Erfahrung mit der Erstellung von Fallanalysen begann als sie schon über 4o war und bereits mehr als ein Jahrzehnt als Gebärdensprachedolmetscherin in Krankenhäusern mit Unfallopfern
gearbeitet hatte. In diesen Jahren sah sie „Alles“: Schussverletzungen, Opfer von Messerstechereien und Vergewaltigungen, Leidtragende und Schurken. Die Erfahrung hatte sie einiges über Leben, Kriminalität und Umstände gelehrt.Dann fand sie heraus, dass sie selbst für vier Wochen
ein Zimmer an einen Mann untervermietet hatte, von dem sie glaubte, dass er ein Verdächtiger in einem brutalen Sexualmordfall sein könnte.

Dieses beunruhigende Erlebnis markierte den Beginn ihres Interesses für die Erstellung von Kriminalfall-Analysen und den Umgang mit Mordfällen; man benötigte sechs Jahre, um den Mann zur Vernehmung vorzuladen und zum Verdächtigen in diesem Mordfall zu erklären und es brachte sie dazu, sich in einem Beruf zu spezialisieren, dessen Dienste grundsätzlich zu spät in Anspruch genommen werden.

“Eines meiner Anliegen ist es, Fallanalytiker zu einer Grundvoraussetzung bei allen Polizeieinheiten zu machen. Wir müssen gleich zu Anfang gerufen werden. Tatorte bedürfen besserer Vorgehensweisen.“
“Wenn Eltern ebenso wie alle weiteren Beteiligten sofort nachdem die Polizei am Tatort eintrifft, voneinander getrennt würden, wäre es viel einfacher, die Aussagen zu überprüfen und einen genauen Tathergang zu ermitteln.“ “In diesem Fall gab man den McCanns und ihren Freunden tagelang Zeit sich zu beraten.

Mit dem Ergebnis, dass sie vielleicht, um besser dazustehen oder um peinliche Dinge zu erklären, die Ermittlungen zum Tathergang in einem Masse behinderten, welches sie schuldig erscheinen lässt.“ Oder, wenn die McCanns in den Tod ihrer Tochter verwickelt waren, die Chance ihre Geschichten zu korrigieren... Wie ist ihr Fazit? Wird der Fall jemals gelöst werden?

“Falls bewiesen werden kann, dass Gerry McCann zwischen 21.15 und 21.55 Uhr in dem Tapas Restaurant beim Abendessen sass“ (während ein Mann, der Gerry McCann anscheinend sehr ähnlich sah, mit einem Kind in einem rosafarbenen Pyjama auf dem Arm auf dem Weg Richtung Strand
von einer irischen Familie gesehen wurde) „wäre das der Beleg dafür, dass es eine Entführung gab.“

„Wenn die Spürhunde richtig lagen, (eingesetzt drei Monate nachdem Madeleine verschwand, reagierten sie positiv auf die Möglichkeit, dass sich eine Leiche in dem Appartment befunden hat) „dann hat keine Entführung stattgefunden. Um diese beiden Details zu beweisen, kehren wir zurück zu der Argumentation des damals verantwortlichen ehemaligen Polizeibeamten Gonçalo Amaral: es muss eine Rekonstruktion des Verbrechens geben bei der alle Beteiligten anwesend sind.

“Aber soweit uns bekannt ist, sieht es bisher nicht so aus, als würde dies in naher Zukunft geschehen!“ Brown schüttelt den Kopf: „ Ich weiss wirklich nicht wie die englische Polizei bei der aktuellen überprüfung des Falls vorgeht, der Millionen britische Pfund kostet. Soweit ich es
beurteilen kann, haben sie nicht dort angefangen, wo sie hätten anfangen sollen: bei der Rekonstruktion des Tathergangs.“ “Darin liegt am ehesten die Chance, die Wahrheit zu ergründen!“

Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2012

Nice try...


This is a comment posted in the Theory (English) thread that I would like to draw attention to:

Johanna, I know this doesn't really touch the body of your reconstruction of the events of May 2/3,2007, but I was wondering if you had seen this thread page on the abovetopsecret.com website,

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread628700/pg6

. . . in which it is alleged that Martin Grime falsified the sniffer dog alert to "Cuddle Cat" at Vista Mar Villa and that the police in the UK have been covering it up.

A video entitled, Search of Vista Mar Villa, 02 August 2007, viewable at the mccannfiles.com at the following URL:

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id167.html

. . . shows Eddy the sniffer dog alerting to something on the counter top in the kitchen at Vista Mar Villa, then shows him failing to alert to "Cuddle Cat" and then shows Martin Grime removing "Cuddle Cat" from the cupboard beneath the counter top, as if the dog had alerted to "Cuddle Cat", even though the video has already shown that "Cuddle Cat" was in another room, when Eddy alerted to the counter top.

It seems to me that this might well call into question all of the sniffer dog alerts, at least as far as the McCann's publicity machine is concerned and might well raise doubt as to whether Madeleine actually died in apartment 5A.

I was wondering what your reaction is to the idea that Eddy, the sniffer dog, might not be as infallible as we have been led to believe.

Personally, I don't think it alters the overall complexion of the case, but it certainly damages the police credibility in the case in a very demonstrable way.

I am going to answer this on here to give it a better attention:

Nice try but completely wrong. Just a couple of points:

- Eddie was not playing with cuddlecat but tried to get at it in the corner. When he dragged it out, a pencilcase dropped to the floor and momentarily scared him and he dropped it. We have to remember that cuddlecat had been washed as Kate admitted. The "precious" toy of her beloved daughter had been stuffed in the corner when no cameras were around. Only for official press conferences with cameras was it taken with her, certainly not that day when they had to leave the villa because police arrived.

- Since cuddlecat had been washed, the scent must have been so minute that Eddie did not alert to it immediately but showed some interest. Only when put in the cupboard enough scent emanated and accumulated to produce a positive alert by barking.

- The alleged kitchen area is not a kitchen at all - there is a separate kitchen in the next room as you can see in the video. This is a sideboard in the "dinette" and although there is one cup on it, the rest of the stuff is certainly no kitchen sink with dirty dishes. Suncreams, handkerchiefs, pens and lots of paperwork can be detected but certainly no dirty dishes. The place was a mess but not that bad...

- There is no cut in the video between the alert and the opening of the sideboard to reveil cuddlecat. When was Martin Grimes supposed to position the cat inside the sideboard to cover-up a "false alert"?
 As I said, nice try but not good enough. Back to the drawing board for those trying so very desperately to discredit the dogs. 


Samstag, 11. Februar 2012

They came to Lisbon




What happens if Portuguese heart and passion, American determination and verve and German logic and efficiency meet for a night out in Lisbon? If the location happens to be a Fado restaurant, heart and passion will clearly dominate the evening. And after years of turning stones this is what was really needed. No "job talk", no discussions about a certain Team. Just food, wine, songs and a general air of consent and content. There is not much left to talk about, tiny differences of opinions are mutually accepted and will come out in the wash anyway.

Although the orginal reason for the trip could not be met, support was shown nevertheless. And a strengthening of links between people who share the same urgent longing as the Fado singer expresses in his work. Only we are longing for Truth and Justice. Thanks again to Joana and Pat for a very special night.

Freitag, 10. Februar 2012

Tavares de Almeida's mind set at rest

In the intercalary report Inspector Tavares de Almeida wondered yet again about the strange course of events on the staged evening of May 3rd. Of course he only suspected it being staged, but we are now pretty convinced it had been staged and can therefore put his mind at rest in at least one point. This is what he found inexplicable regarding Kate raising the alarm:

It is not understandable why she didn’t use the mobile phone to call Gerald or the group or, even simpler, that she didn’t walk out on the balcony from where she could be perfectly heard by the members of the group.

I think we can now reveal what we believe her reason was for the above. A phone call as well as shouting from the balcony would have put a finger on the actual time of her first alert. This could not be allowed since the body would have still to be removed and an official alert at that time might have alerted unwanted help in the "search".

That is why she most probably went to the Tapas bar and informed the table more quietly without alerting the staff and other guests and only much later shouted it from the rooftops erm... the balcony to place the timing of the alert to a later time.


Sonntag, 5. Februar 2012

Helping the cops


Questions:

To Matt:
Are you being treated for your colour blindness (regarding fabrics), your inability to count (windows) and your problem identifying shapes (of tables)?

To Russell:
How did Matt react when you entered his apartment with his key on Sunday evening to check on his daughter while Matt was inside with his tummy bug?

To Jane:
Did you hear Rachael snoring when you listened at her window on Wednesday evening to check on her daughter?

To Rachael:
Didn't it feel odd to watch a group of children at tennis on Thursday when none of the group's children took part but were instead out on a boat trip at the beach?

To Fiona:
When you collected Maddie together with Kate from the creche on Thursday at lunch time, was she as drenched , cold and wet as yourself from sailing on the rough sea?

To David:
How did it feel to get thrown in the deep end when your buddy claimed that you checked on his daughter on the WEDNESDAY alone inside the apartment?

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Fragen:

An Matt:
Sind sie in Behandlung wegen Ihrer Farbenblindheit (bei Textilien), ihrer Unfähigkeit (Fenster) zu zählen und Grundformen (von Tischen) zu erkennen?

An Russell:
Wie reagierte Matt als Sie am Sonntag Abend mit seinem Schlüssel sein Apartment betraten um nach seinen Kindern zu sehen, während er selbst mit einer Magenverstimmung dort war?

An Jane:
Hörten Sie Rachael schnarchen als Sie am Mittwoch Abend an ihrem Fenster lauschten um ihre Tochter zu überprüfen?

An Rachael:
Fühlte es sich nicht merkwürdig an, eine komplett fremde Gruppe Kinder am Donnerstag Morgen beim Tennis zu beobachten, während die Kinder Ihrer Freunde einen Segelausflug am Strand machten?

An Fiona:
Als Sie am Donnerstag Mittag Madeleine zusammen mit Kate vom Kinderclub abholten, war sie da auch so durchnässt und frierend wie Sie nach Ihrem Segeltrip am gleichen Vormittag?

An David:
Wie fühlte es sich an so ins kalte Wasser gestoßen zu werden, als Ihr Kumpel behauptete, dass Sie alleine am Mittwoch Abend im Apartment seiner Kinder waren?

Donnerstag, 2. Februar 2012

Cease and Desist - hopefully

 
 

Gerry and Kate McCann, parents of the missing Madeleine McCann, find themselves for the first time at the other end of a potential legal action. Top defense attorney, Anne Bremner, counsel to the Friends of Amanda Knox and the families of Rebecca Zahau and Susan Cox Powell, has issued a cease-and-desist letter (content posted below) on behalf of American criminal profiler Pat Brown whose book, Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, was removed from sale by Amazon following a claim by the McCanns that the book was defamatory. In recent years, the McCanns have instructed their solicitors, Carter-Ruck, to send numerous cease-and-desist letters to people who have publicly questioned their possible involvement in their daughter’s disappearance nearly five years ago while on family holiday in Portugal.


Next week, on February 8th, retired solicitor Tony Bennett faces English prison as the McCanns’ fight to shut down his efforts to bring focus to aspects of the missing child case that point to the parents’ possible involvement. Also, the McCanns have sued the detective on their daughter’s case, Dr. Goncalo Amaral, for libel and have had his book, Truth of the Lie, pulled off the worldwide market. The trial is scheduled in Portugal for April. Now, Pat Brown has fought back for the cause of freedom of speech and justice, alleging that the McCanns have interfered with her right to conduct business and have damaged her professional reputation with their successful removal of her book from sale.
On Monday, Pat will leave for Portugal to continue her quest for truth and justice in the case of Madeleine McCann. 

The Find Madeleine Campaign operated by Gerry and Kate McCann has spent some 2.5 million pounds on the supposed search for their daughter, Madeline, who vanished in Praia da Luz, Portugal while on vacation with the family nearly five years ago and have come up empty handed. Since last May, a 37-man team headed up by Scotland Yard has spent 1.5 million pounds on salaries plus many more pounds following up supposed leads with no sign of success. Altogether, four million pounds has been forked out to locate a missing child with zero results. What, then, does American criminal profiler Pat Brown hope to accomplish with her two week trip to Portugal, beginning next week on February 6, with her small band of assistants and a few hundred euros of her own money?
 
She could find the truth. She could find Madeleine. She could find nothing but at least she won’t be costing the taxpayers millions or draining the pocketbooks of kindhearted donators chasing useless leads.

Pat Brown will be following up on the theory she purported in her Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, her eBook which was pulled by Amazon at the request of the British solicitors Carter-Ruck on behalf of Gerry and Kate McCann. Amazon was told the book was defamatory in spite of the fact Ms. Brown clearly stated facts in the case, developed a theory based on those facts, and repeated numerous times that she makes no claim that the McCanns are guilty of any involvement in their daughter’s disappearance (other than leaving three children unattended night after night in the resort apartment). Since Gerry McCann clearly stated during the Levinson hearing, “I strongly believe in freedom of speech” and “I don't have a problem with somebody purporting a theory,” it is difficult to understand why the McCanns wanted the book to be repressed, except that it was selling well and that the theory she presented was being considered credible by a number of readers.

During her trip to Portugal, Pat Brown will study the town of Praia da Luz and environs, reconstruct the crime, and examine possible locations as to where Madeleine might have been taken, dead or alive. If she discovers evidence to support a theory other than the one that was the focus of her book, she will pursue that information. She is looking forward to meeting with Dr. Goncalo Amaral, the ex-detective on the McCann case. Meanwhile, it is her hope and that of her lawyer, Anne Bremner, that the McCanns rethink their actions regarding the Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann and instruct their solicitors to have Amazon return the book to the market (now available at Smashwords and Barnes & Noble online).

For interviews and media appearances, please contact:

Pat Brown
The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency
she2000@comcast.net
301-633-1151
www.patbrownprofiling.com
www.sheprofilers.com

Anne M. BremnerStafford Frey Cooper, PC
3100 Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101-1374
abremner@staffordfrey.com
206.623.9900
www.annebremner.com

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Cease-and-Desist Letter

Anne M. Bremner
Stafford Frey Cooper, PC
3100 Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101-1374

February 1, 2012

Adam Tudor
Carter-Ruck
6 St Andrew Street
London EC4A 3AE
England

Dear Mr. Tudor,
In July 2011, American criminal profiler, author, and television commentator, Pat Brown, released on June 15, 2011 a self-published book of thirty-pages on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Amazon.de, for the price of US2.99. It was titled Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, sold 850 copies over the next five weeks and garnered 49 nearly all five star reviews on Amazon.uk alone. Then, the book vanished from sale on all three sites. Upon questioning, Pat Brown was informed by Amazon that they had received communications from Carter-Ruck on behalf of their clients Gerald and Kate McCann that the book was defamatory. 
Mon 7/25/2011 7:27 PM

Dear Pat,
We have received a notice of defamation from Carter-Ruck Solicitors that says the content of Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (UPDATED) B0055WYVCQ, contains defamatory statements regarding their clients, Gerry and Kat (sic) McCann.

Because we have no method of determining whether the content supplied to us is defamatory, we have removed the title from sale and will not reinstate it unless we receive confirmation from both parties that this matter has been resolved.
Carter-Ruck can be reached at: 

6 St Andrew Street
London EC4A 3AE
T 020 7353 5005
Best regards,
Robert F.
This was quite a surprise to Pat Brown as she had never received any communications from the McCanns nor their solicitors concerning any defamatory material in this book, nor had she ever received any communication concerning any defamatory material in her blogs on the case she has posted online at The Daily Profiler over the last four years. As Ms. Brown is an analyst of evidence, she is careful to not state anything as a fact that is not a fact and to clearly state what is a hypothesis or a theory as opposed to proof. She has publicly and repeated explained to anyone reading her analyses of crime that criminal profiling is a methodology which explores the possible and theoretical scenarios that might be considered as logical based on evidence connected with the crime - forensic, linguistic, or behavioral. Any findings resulting from investigative tools which are not acceptable in certain courts of law (such as cadaver dogs or polygraphs) are noted as suitable for speculation, but not as solid proof of anyone’s guilt or involvement in criminal activities. Criminal profiling itself is an investigative tool and not a finding of guilt as Pat Brown clearly notes in her book.

Due to the speculative, if analytical, nature of Deductive Criminal Profiling, the methodology used by Pat Brown, she was careful to repeat numerous times throughout her publication that she was not accusing the McCanns of being involved in any crime or in the disappearance of their daughter, Madeleine. She was clearly only “purporting a theory” and exercising “free speech,” both manners of communication Gerry McCann stated he strongly supported under oath at the Leveson Inquiry on November 23, 2011 in London:
"I would like to emphasize that I strongly believe in freedom of speech, but where you have people who are repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies and have been shown to do so, then they should be held to account. That is the issue. I don't have a problem with somebody purporting a theory, writing fiction, suggestions, but clearly we've got to a stage where substandard reporting and sources, unnamed, made-up, non-verifiable, are a daily occurrence.” Gerry McCann

Pat Brown also believes in free speech and the right to purport a theory, it would seem she and Gerry McCann are in agreement that any work that purports a theory as opposed to false statements of fact is acceptable under freedom of speech. Pat Brown’s Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann opens up discussion of what happened to the McCann’s daughter, further stimulating interest in the case, and keeping Madeleine in the minds of the public. As the McCanns claim this is what they want, Pat Brown’s book is in accordance with this desire. In fact, it is the McCanns themselves who have clearly encouraged massive interest and speculation on this case. Pat Brown is in no way, therefore, infringing on any wish to keep talk about the case to a minimum.
By speaking and writing out quite often and in such a high profile manner, the McCanns have succeeded in making Madeleine McCann the most well-known missing child in modern history (since the Lindbergh baby in 1932). They have stimulated debate worldwide as to what happened to Madeleine. They have publicly purported their own theories; that someone took Madeleine because they wanted to raise a child, that she is being held captive in a sex ring, and that a pedophile had taken her. They have publicly disclosed many details of the case and repeatedly told their version of what occurred before, during, and after the disappearance of the daughter. They have discussed their emotions, behaviors, and opinions. Pat Brown is carrying on that discussion.

Utmost of importance in the entire matter, is the handling and funding of child abduction cases, the prevailing attitudes toward these crimes, and the future of catching child predators. Because the victims are so young and innocent, missing children are among the most publicized cases in the world. In the last three decades with the increase of the Internet and the 24-hour news cycle, awareness of child sex predators and stranger child abduction has radically increased fears of parents that their child will be taken and murdered. In reality, stranger abduction continues to be exceedingly rare for children of Madeleine’s age. Regardless, the paranoia that is engendered when a small child goes missing is a great stress to the community, the police, and resources. Therefore, it is extremely important that each and every case be properly analyzed and understood so that wrong ideas aren’t promulgated and funding and efforts are wasted investigating such crimes improperly. Each child that goes missing is a terrible tragedy for the parents, siblings, relative, friends, and community. Pat has great empathy for any family of a missing child and, most of all, compassion for the innocent young person who has suffered abuse, terror, sexual assault, and, possibly, an early death at the hands of others.

We are requesting that you respect Pat Brown’s right to free speech and to purport a theory as Gerry McCann has stated is not a problem for him. We request that the claim of libel be retracted for the Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the book permitted to be returned for sale at Amazon.

Respectfully,
Anne M. Bremner