David Edgar has extensive experience as a detective and researcher. For years, he was one of Scotland Yard's most experienced detectives, the English police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann for the past 10 years.
That's why, every time David speaks, everyone listens carefully. And now, the person who during the first years of the search for the little one devoted more hours to research, believes that Maddie is still alive and remains in Portugal, reports Exclusivadigital.com.
For Edgar, that of Madeleine McCann "It's a disconcerting case, but it has a solution". He even believes that those who are now in charge of the tests to determine what happened to the missing girl, will only get key information once the witnesses who know where they really are will break down on their deathbed.
"There are people out there who know what happened." The greatest hope for a significant breakthrough, even after all this time, will be if someone's conscience is moved. It may be that the person responsible for the kidnapping of Madeleine is dying and making a confession on his deathbed, or that someone close to that person comes after he has passed away. "said Edgar.
But the former Scotland Yard detective also considered another possibility: "It could be that the kidnapper fights with those who know it and they finally decide to contact the police."
Edgar is completely sure that Maddie is alive and that she is still being held somewhere in Portugal. "Whoever is responsible always trusts someone else, it's usually that way and it's very rare that it does not happen that way," Edgar said.
Remember that Madeleine, who today was 15 years old, was kidnapped in May 2007 while she was sleeping in a hotel complex in Praia da Luz, in the south of Portugal. The girl's parents, Kate and Gerry, had gone out to dinner with friends that night and left Maddie and her twin brothers Sean and Amelie sleeping alone in their room. Upon returning, the girl was no longer there.
"I could really be anywhere in the world, but my intuition is that it is in Portugal." The possibility that it was smuggled out of the country undetected is highly unlikely. There is someone in Portugal with a full knowledge of where he is and what happened", the former policeman added to the newspaper The Sun, while the British Government decides at this time whether to expand the funds to continue with the search.