In Paris to launch the French version of his book “Maddie: The Truth of the Lie”, former PJ coordinator Gonçalo Amaral yesterday received the unexpected support of honorary commissary George Moréas, from the French judiciary police.
After reading Amaral’s book, which in France is titled “Maddie, the forbidden investigation”, commissary Moréas, the founder of the central department against heavy crime at the French police – Office Central pour la Répression du Banditisme (O.C.R.B.) – stressed the difficulty of the PJ’s work facing the pressures on the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Gonçalo Amaral, who returns to Lisbon today, has defended the reopening of the process, stating that the investigation into Maddie’s disappearance has to continue despite the fact that “now it’s necessary to search for a corpse”. For two days, the former PJ coordinator participated in several television and radio broadcasts in Paris, not forgetting about the newspapers and magazines that once more have given the case visibility.
In a statement to daily “Le Parisien”, Amaral accused Maddie’s parents of “having no will” to see the process reopened: “they don’t have the will for the truth to be known. Nevertheless, I’m convinced that there are still leads to explore. Unfortunately, it’s a cadaver that we’re looking for”.
Duarte Levy in 24horas