It was not the FBI, but rather a North American artist – Jovey Mae Hayes – who created the new image, which was published by English newspaper “Sunday Express” yesterday, of how Madeleine McCann might look if she was still alive.
The child that is portrayed in the image is 6 years old and displays longer hair, a less chubby face and a slightly wider mouth and nose.
The head of a firm that works for the general public – also on the internet – where anyone can order this type of image for less than 80 euros, Jovey Mae Hayes has created, for the second time, an image of Maddie, which has been very well received by the little girl’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann. In January this year, alleging once more to use the same procedures as the famous FBI, Hayes had already published another image of Maddie in the “Daily Star Sunday”, slightly different but always smiling.
According to a source that is close to the McCann couple, this is not the image of Maddie that is to be revealed during the interview for American television where Kate and Gerry will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, on the 3rd of May.
The announcement of Kate and Gerry McCann’s interview with the most powerful woman on American television is already prompting reactions in England: an independent organisation that reunites British citizens who campaign for the reopening of the inquiry into the disappearance of Maddie – “The Madeleine Foundation” – has already written to Oprah Winfrey, suggesting that she might seize the opportunity to ask Kate and Gerry some of the questions that they refused to answer during the investigation.
After having accepted to film, in Rothley, some scenes of their alleged daily life, Kate and Gerry go to the United States to participate in the recording of the Oprah Show during which, according to the couple’s spokesperson, they will present new clues about the little girl’s disappearance. The new leads were allegedly found by the lawyers and the private detectives in the Polícia Judiciária’s documents.
Duarte Levy (also in 24horas)
- Translated by Astro from Joana Morais blog