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M/s Estonia Ferry disaster – were Estonians kidnapped?

Written by Christopher Bollyn

The recent revelations of “enforced disappearances” of two Egyptian “terror suspects” carried out in Sweden in 2001 may shed light on the fate of nine missing survivors from the Estonia catastrophe of 1994.

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Earlier, in an article entitled “Ghost Planes Make Suspects Disappear” ;(American Free Press) reported that a U.S. registered Gulfstream 5 executive jet played a role in the “extraordinary rendition” or ”enforced disappearance” of two Egyptian “terror suspects” from Sweden in 2001.

As reported, there is evidence that a similar abduction may have occurred in Sweden in the days following the Estonia ferry disaster of late September 1994.

According to Swedish journalist Sven Anér, enforced disappearances from Sweden are nothing new. More than 10 years ago, on Sept. 28, 1994, nine Estonian crewmembers, who evidently survived the Estonia ferry disaster, disappeared without a trace.

Documents pertaining to the 1994 and 2001 disappearances from Sweden point to U.S. registered private jets being used in both cases. Anér has provided AFP with airport documents concerning the aircraft suspected of being involved in the abduction of the nine missing Estonians.

Enforced disappearance, according to the Rome Statute of 1998, “means the arrest, detention or abduction of persons by, or with the authorization, support or acquiescence of, a State or a political organization, followed by a refusal to acknowledge that deprivation of freedom or to give information on the fate or whereabouts of those persons, with the intention of removing them from the protection of the law for a prolonged period of time.”

Enforced disappearance, a form of kidnapping, is considered a “crime against humanity”, according to the Rome Statute, which Sweden ratified in June 2001.

Disappeared Estonians

Ten years ago, in the immediate aftermath of the Estonia ferry disaster, which took the lives of some 852 people on Sept. 28, 1994, at least nine Estonian crew members, which official survivor lists show having survived the sinking, later mysteriously disappeared in what appears to be a government-organized abduction and enforced disappearance.

While the original survivor lists contain the names of 146 individuals, shortly thereafter the names of 11 crew members, who had been listed as survivors, were deleted without explanation from the lists maintained by the Swedish and Finnish authorities.

Anér has found 15 different original lists of survivors, all of which include the names of 11 Estonian crew members whose names were later deleted. It should be noted that in order for a name to appear on the list, a survivor was required to give his name, date of birth, status and nationality.

There is substantial evidence that at least 9 crewmembers survived the sinking of Estonia and were later abducted and taken to Arlanda airport near Stockholm whence they were flown out of Sweden on two private aircraft.

The abduction of these 9 crew members effectively removed key witnesses who would have been able to testify about the condition of the ship and the cause of the sinking. Chief among these were one of the ship’s captains, Avo Piht, who was on-board but not on duty that night, and Chief Engineer Lembit Leiger. It is thought that the other seven were crewmembers who had shared the same life raft or been rescued with Piht and Leiger in the same helicopter, Y-64.

In the first days after the sinking, it was widely reported that Avo Piht had survived. The Swedish television news program Aktuellt, for example, in the evening of Sept. 28, 1994, reported that Ronald Bergman, director of Nordström & Thulin, the Swedish firm that co-owned the vessel with the Estonian state, had called and informed them that the ship’s captain had survived and was being treated in a hospital in Finland.

Bengt-Erik Stenmark, security chief at the Swedish Maritime Administration told Reuters that the international investigation committee had interviewed Captain Avo Piht. Neither Stenmark nor Reuters has ever retracted this statement.

The German television network ZDF showed a video clip on September 28 of Avo Piht and other survivors arriving at Turku University Hospital in Finland. This video was later confiscated by German intelligence agents, according to Estonia researcher Jutta Rabe.

Leiger’s wife, Kairi, received a call from a relative in Sweden who told her that a Swedish police superintendent named H Strindlund had called to inform them that her husband had survived. Lembit Leiger had reportedly been treated in Stockholm’s Huddinge Hospital and been released on September 29, 24 hours after having been admitted.

The next day, Mrs Leiger spoke to Strindlund herself. Strindlund informed her of the flight details for the plane on which Leiger would be returning to Tallinn – but he never came home.

Along with Piht and Leiger, there are at least seven other “disappeared” crew members, whose names remained on survivor lists for days: The ship’s doctor, Dr Viktor Bogdanov, Kalev Vahtras, Kaimar KikasAgur Targama, Tiina Mür, and the twin sisters, Hannely and Hanka-Hannika Veide. ;

A strange disappearance

In Tallinn, at noon on Sept. 28, 1994, the names of survivors provided by the Estonian Department of Transportation were read over the radio. Kalev Vahtras, the ship’s quartermaster, was one of them.

Silver Linde, a surviving seaman, told Jutta Rabe that he had shared a hospital room in Turku, Finland, with Vahtras. Kalev Vahtras and Linde were friends and the two spoke in the hospital. Vahtras had no noticeable injuries, although his body temperature was low and he was wrapped in blankets, Linde said.
Linde went to visit other survivors and left Kalev alone in the room. When Linde returned with another crewmember, they discovered that Vahtras was gone. His entire bed had vanished.
Linde asked a nurse about Vahtras and was told he had been transferred to another hospital. A survivor list from Turku hospital shows Vahtras’ name and body temperature.
Vahtras’ wife went to Turku and was told her husband was in a hospital in Sweden.
Eventually an unrecognizable and disfigured corpse said to be Vahtras was returned to Estonia with a death certificate which read: Drowned in the Baltic Sea. Linde is serving a 9-year prison sentence in Finland, the victim of a framed charge of drug trafficking.

The censored rescue

Aftonbladet, the Swedish daily, reported on the day of the sinking that rescue worker Kenneth Svensson, on a rescue trip with Swedish Navy helicopter Y-64, rescued 9 people at about 3 a.m. on Sept. 28. Half an hour later, according to Aftonbladet, the helicopter took the rescued to Huddinge Hospital in Stockholm, arriving at 4:30 a.m., with nine persons, one of whom was dead. There is, however, no information as to who these 9 people were.

The early rescue by Kenneth Svensson, however, was completely censored from the final report (JAIC), published three years later. According to the final report, Y-64 only rescued one person at 5:10 a.m. Svensson received a medal for heroic service from Sweden’s supreme commander Owe Wictorin and was requested not to discuss the matter.

As AFP reported earlier, it was Owe Wictorin who authorized the smuggling of Soviet weapons technology on Estonia in the first place. There was an agreement between Wictorin and the commissioner of customs, Ulf Larsson, for a specific senior customs officer to clear the contraband materials, without any inspection, on arrival in Stockholm. At least two shipments of Soviet weapons technology had been delivered on Estonia under this arrangement in September 1994.
Jan Lindqvist, information chief for Sweden’s civil aviation administration, provided Anér with documentation of two private planes that left Stockholm’s Arlanda airport carrying a total of 9 unregistered passengers on the 28th and 29th of September.

The first plane, a Boeing 727-200, then registered VR-CLM, belonged to Larmag Aviation Cayman Ltd. a Bermuda-based company owned by Lars-Erik Magnusson, a Swedish casino owner and real estate mogul who became invested heavily in an oil and gas scheme in Turkmenistan in 1994 with funds taken from another firm, Fermenta.

The 161-seat Larmag 727 arrived from Amsterdam on the evening of Sept. 27 without passengers or cargo and left at 8:54 p.m. on Sept. 28 with 4 unregistered passengers headed for Amsterdam.
The second plane, a Gulfstream 4, registered N971L, belongs to International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) of Los Angeles, California. ILFC, an aircraft leasing company, was founded by Leslie Gonda, born Lazlo Goldschmied in Hungary. Today, Maurice R. Greenberg’s American International Group (AIG) owns ILFC and Greenberg sits on the board of directors with Gonda. The ILFC Gulfstream arrived at about 11 p.m. on the 28th without passengers from Amsterdam and left at 5:13 on the 29th with 5 unregistered passengers bound for Bangor, Maine.

AFP inquired at ILFC about who was operating the plane at the time. April Rotondi wrote that “no one” at ILFC can help with this request and hung up when asked on the phone.
Anér told AFP that there was an understanding at Arlanda that invoices for the ILFC Gulfstream were sent to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm. In his book Mayday, about the Estonia catastrophe, Anér says, “I am convinced that both these ghost planes are connected to the Estonia catastrophe.”
AFP asked Lindqvist about Anér’s information. “I trust the information I gave Sven Anér,” Lindqvist said. Asked about the Kalla Fakta exposé that a Gulfstream 5, registered to phony front companies in the U.S., was involved in the “enforced disappearance” of two Egyptians in 2001, Lindqvist said: “Through my internal sources, I know that everything in the program is correct.”

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DSM.nu/American Free Press.

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Suspected serial killer arrested in Estonia

37-year old Andres Võsa, arrested for murder of 21 year old Erika Adamas, has confessed another murder. His newest victim is 55 year old Karin Mikiver, who was suspect’s neighbour – they lived in the same house – in Audru, Pärnumaa.

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Suspect in gruesome murders has already been convicted of homicide as well as arson.

Suspect said the motive for the killing of 21 year old, was robbery, which is probably incorrect. Accused killer said he wanted to steal woman’s laptop, however sexual assault is very likely. 55 year old victim went missing in November, last year. Her body parts were found in local river by divers today. Suspect has confessed both murders.21 year old Erika went missing in April on her way to her boyfriend’s house just few yards away and her body was found the next day. She was buried close to the local cemetry.
Perpetrator has been charged with two counts of murder.

He was sentenenced to life in prison, which in Estonia means minimum of 30 years.

Reference: Ohtuleht.ee

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Is Denmark’s Dagmar Overbye one of the worst serial killers in world’s history?

Well, the answer is simply ‘we don’t know’.

In Denmark everything that can be covered up, will be covered up, and everything that can be denied will be denied, which means victim count in this case can be anywhere between 9 – ca 200.

However , she is one of most notorious female serial killers not only in Denmark but in world’s history. She is also one of the most merciless, because all her victims were infants. 

Dagmar Overbye committed her crimes during a seven-year period from 1913 to 1920. Apparently she confessed ca 20 murders, but was eventually convicted of 9.

She ran some sort of babyfarm’ or ‘unofficial’ adoption agency in Denmark. According to some reports she was a ‘foster mother’ to children born outside of marriage which seems to be far from truth. Babies ‘in her care’ were killed by strangulation or drowning, some were burnt to death in her masonry heater. The corpses were either cremated, buried or hidden in the loft.

She was sentenced to death in 1921,  however he sentence was later commuted to life in prison. She died in prison at the age of 42.

The motive of the killings is not clear. She likely received money from parents who gave up their babies for adoptions or simply wanted to get rid of them. Babies born out of wedlock were considered shameful and unacceptable back then.

I have doubts that all parents were in dark about what is going to happen to their babies. Perhaps they wanted the woman to do the ‘dirty work’, perhaps they just didn’t care. It is also clear that the matter given the circumstances was extremely discreet, so there was no follow-up. Apparently after her arrest, as many as 180 children were reported missing. All disappeared from Overbye’s ‘baby farm’.  It is possible that parents reported their babies missing because they feared their own deeds may be exposed. However she was eventually arrested, after alarm was raised by someone concerned about missing child.

The case likely involves cover-up from authorities, the extent of the horrors were downplayed. However, during Overbye’s notorious trial all hell broke loose and reportedly ‘new childcare legislation’ was introduced.

There are many classifications of serial killers: Perhaps she saw herself as missionary type – her mission was to get rid of unwanted babies . To hide shame and to bury their mothers’ secrets with them. No questions asked.

Perpetrator is sometimes described as professional child caretaker – whatever that means. She took care of those unwanted babies, her own way.

The irony, apart from gruesome case, is indeed rich. 

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Madeleine McCann: The Forbidden Investigation

Madeleine McCann: The Forbidden Investigation was written by former police detective Gonçalo Amaral, who led the Madeleine investigation in the first five months after the three-year-old’s disappearance from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in October 2007.

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Chapter 1

Precipitation? Certainly not

February 2008, nine months after Maddie’s disappearance – it’s Carnival Sunday:

In the distance the shots of the hare hunters can be heard, resounding above the low-growing vegetation of the Barrocal.

On waking, I decide to stay at home. Recently, I’ve had no wish to go out, to go walking or to meet people. I yearn instead for peace and silence. That morning, the sun was shining, promise of a lovely day: but in the afternoon, the rain began to fall, ruining the fête and the parades.

From the window I admire the Algarve countryside: the pink and snowy-white of the almond trees contrasting with the blue of the sea that is glimpsed in the distance.

Suddenly, the ringing of the telephone – more and more unusual of late – brings me out of my lethargy; I have to face reality.

Suddenly, the ringing of the telephone – more and more unusual of late – brings me out of my lethargy; I have to face reality.

From the receiver, a friendly voice, swinging between anger and sadness, asks me:

– How are you? Have you heard our national director’s interview?

I reply no and wonder what the clearly perceptible anxiety of my questioner is due to.

– He says we were precipitous. That placing the couple under investigation was premature….I wonder what’s come over him. He totally validated that decision. What is he intending to do? End the investigation?

He is alluding to the investigations undertaken after the disappearance of a little English girl of nearly four years of age during the night of May 3rd to 4th 2007, at the Ocean Club, one of the many tourist complexes in the village of Luz in Lagos, Portugal. She was called Madeleine Beth McCann and she was sleeping in a bedroom in the apartment block, beside her sister and her brother – twins aged 2 years.

Suddenly, the ringing of the telephone – more and more unusual of late – brings me out of my lethargy; I have to face reality.

From the receiver, a friendly voice, swinging between anger and sadness, asks me:

– How are you? Have you heard our national director’s interview?

I reply no and wonder what the clearly perceptible anxiety of my questioner is due to.

– He says we were precipitous. That placing the couple under investigation was premature….I wonder what’s come over him. He totally validated that decision. What is he intending to do? End the investigation?

He is alluding to the investigations undertaken after the disappearance of a little English girl of nearly four years of age during the night of May 3rd to 4th 2007, at the Ocean Club, one of the many tourist complexes in the village of Luz in Lagos, Portugal. She was called Madeleine Beth McCann and she was sleeping in a bedroom in the apartment block, beside her sister and her brother – twins aged 2 years.

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Each Sunday and Wednesday we will publish the latest chapters of Madeleine McCann: The Forbidden Investigation – the book written by Police Detective Gonçalo Amaral who, for the first crucial five months after the disappearance of little Maddie, led the police investigation.

We at NOTW Online have considerable sympathy for the McCann family who have obviously suffered terribly from this tragedy. We have no views and can offer no theory behind the disappearance of young Madeleine – that is not our role.

What we believe however, is that as responsible publishers we must allow the reader the option of deciding. It is for this purpose that we have elected to publish the view of former Portuguese police detective Gonçalo Amaral.

The book, originally written in Portuguese, has been translated into English. We neither affirm nor deny the contents of the book, but we at NOTW Online have the duty of delivering news and support the right for English speaking people to read it and decide the truth for themselves.

 

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Press Release: Cease-and-Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann, parents of Missing Madeleine McCann

PRESS RELEASE

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.

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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
http://www.patbrownprofiling.com
http://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
http://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.
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 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

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New lead’ in girl’s murder

10-year-old Holly Piirainen went missing in Hampdon County, Massachusetts 18 years ago.

Massive police searches and a leaflet campaign for the missing girl followed, hunters found her remains 2 months later. No arrests have ever been made in connection with the case.

Hampden County District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni will convene a press conference Tuesday to discuss the unsolved 1993 homicide of 10-year-old Holly Piirainen.

He will update the public on the status of the investigation, including recent forensic findings that have resulted in new investigative leads for the case.

“We’re very hopeful that this is what they need, what they finally need,” Holly’s father, Rick Piirainen, told the Herald yesterday. “We had met with them earlier this year, hoping they could put some pressure on to reinvigorate the case. It’s been 18 years already.”

UPDATE:

Investigators named David Pouliot, a Vietnam veteran who worked for a juvenile detention center, as a ‘person of interest’ in the disappearance of 10-year-old Holly Piirainen. Pouliot died in 2003. Investigators apparently found forensic evidence to link him to the crime, using modern techniques.

References Boston Herald, Telegram

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Whatever Happened To Madeleine McCann

The new book written by Criminal Profiler Pat Brown called ‘Profile Of The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann’ is certainly worth reading. By the way her book was pulled by Amazon.uk after McCann lawyers contacted them and threatened to sue them for slander. McCann continue to silence their critics.

I have not read newly released book by Kate McCann called ‘Madeleine’and probably never will.

Kate McCann, the mother of missing girl, refused to answer police questions simply because she didn’t like them. There is no reason to believe she is would be more forthcoming now, revealing anything significant in her book tha would help to solve the case. There are many inconsistancies in their story as also pointed out by Pat Brown.

Pat Brown in her book offers one possible theory what may have happened to Madeleine. And the McCanns don’t look good. But it’s possible something much more sinister was going on.

Intitially Kate and Gerry came across as carefree but still down to earth people. They left their children unattended in a hotel room, in a foreign country because they thought it was safe. Most people wouldn’t even leave their toddlers alone at home. Furthermore at previous night they were warned reportedly by hotel staff that an intruder was reported at the very same hotel complex, but they still had no reason to worry, leaving patio doors unlocked. Well, they could not say the doors were locked, because it would contradict their abduction theory. There was no sign of forced entry and the police found no evidence of an intruder. They also refused nanny, although a person upstairs complained about Maddie crying at previous night.

So there are red flags everywhere.

They never physically searched Madeleine. They never asked Portuguese police to re-open investigation which is suspended now. Such behaviour is typical in missing children cases were parents are involved. Their pals are all more or less oddbolls, perhaps Jane Tanner most suspicious, she is obviously a liar. She is the one who allegedly spotted the abductor, later saying it was likely Robert Murat who snatched the child. She thought she recognized him. Myrat is a British man living in Portugal.

Many have wondered why Kate came up with an abduction theory right away, she claimed Maddie was unable to leave the apartment alone but failed to give an explanation, why. All the drama – Gerry’s rage, Kate’s agony, hitting and banging walls (per Fiona Payne), right after they found Maddie was ‘taken’ sounds strange. She could have wandered away, she was almost 4 years old. And they were overdoing it, in an effort to put on a show.

Both Kate and Gerry were named suspects – arguidos – in their daughter’s disappearance/death, but they were later cleared because there was not enough evidence to prosecute.

Kate and Gerry McCann blame everything between heaven and earth, they damn Portuguese police, British and Portuguese press, former lead investigator Goncalo Amaral etc but hardly ever admit any responsibility for Madeleine’s fate. Meanwhile they probably go out jogging, sucking their lollipops, making media appearances to promote their fund and book.

So give them a buck or two but don’t’ ask what happened to Madeleine McCann.