Detective Inspector Dave Edgar, 60, was hired by the McCann’s to investigate their daughter’s disappearance and says the girl might still be alive and that the kidnapper probably confided her secret to someone else.
Madeleine disappeared from a holiday home in the Algarve region of Portugal in May 2007, days before her fourth birthday. That’s why Edgar has turned to the person who was supposed to know what happened, according to Metro : “If someone told you so, now is the time to say it. Research has shown that they always trust someone else . “
“Until a body is discovered, it is a living investigation and there is always hope,” said the detective, who had previously said that the girl was now in a Josef Fritzl style dungeon.
These statements come after Madeleine McCann’s parents lost a third and final appeal to silence a police officer who wrote a book alleging that they pretended to be abducted. The book ‘Maddie: The truth of the lie’ was written by Gonçalo Amaral, a senior police officer who led the search for the missing girl.