Disturbing Madeleine McCann Theory Only One "That Stacks Up"
An investigative criminal profiler has slammed Scotland Yard for "bungling" Madeleine McCann's disappearance, telling news.com.au that they had wasted "time and money".
"Madeleine is dead," Pat Brown, author of Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, said. "There's no point spending all of this money as nothing they do is going to make that child alive."
Instead, Brown says, there's an alternative theory that she claims is the only one "that stacks up".
"When I analysed [Madeleine's] case, it led me to believe evidence does not support an abduction," she explains.
"An abduction was extremely unlikely based on the amount of time, evidence at the scene, and every other shred of evidence there has ever been.
"The evidence supports the theory of an accident occurring through neglect and possible medication.
"It's my belief the body was moved to a desolate location and will never be found."
Brown went on to condemn other parts of the original investigation, claiming theories that Madeleine was abducted into a child sex ring were "extremely unlikely" - especially because there was "no evidence of an abduction".
"[Investigators] came in with a purpose and stated there was an abductor," she continued. "Their focus was on finding a kidnapper.
"They're not going to steal a British tourist from a holiday resort because they know that will prompt a major investigation into them."
Madeleine famously disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in the Portuguese village of Praia da Luz in 2007 while her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were eating at a nearby restaurant.