About the media: I don’t think the media camped outside 24/7. I suspect they only appeared like a rugby scrum whenever there was a pre-announced event, such as an announcement or visitation by bigwigs or they got wind of something new. I’m more inclined to think they were mostly holed up in their watering hole or, if bored on a quiet day, were wandering off some place to do something. I gather the international media who had not forged long-time contacts within the PJ and who couldn’t speak the lingo took to making a certain bar their work base: in the mornings, they paid someone multilingual and with access to 'inside info' to translate the local & Spanish news from a variety of publications, then piggybacked off that information to write the regurgitated stuff more incorrectly but more colourfully during the afternoons. Robert Murat was an arguido before the McCanns. He was staying at his mum’s house. For two intensive days teams of officers tore up her entire garden and the surrounds, covering every centimetre of it. The media never found out at the time it happened, according to Dr Amaral. The entire time Dr Amaral was the case coordinator, he was holed up in an apartment in the Ocean Club resort and apparently the media never discovered the hideout. No mean feat that, not getting spotted entering or leaving, considering he was living there months on end with a dedicated team of men, apparently all packed in like sardines. Maddie’s vanishing: I feel she was removed the night before the Press arrived. I suspect she was removed either just before or immediately following the alarm being raised by Kate. Before anyone other than the Tapas 9 were around. Possibly, the alarm was raised earlier than told to police. Some folk who spoke with the PJ had thought that. Btw, a resort worker told police he’d been collecting laundry and had seen a man behaving suspiciously near the stairwell of Gerry’s block around 6pm that Thursday. He later looked at photographs and picked someone out – who turned out to be Neil Berry. Hence the reason why British police interviewed Neil, who denied he’d ever been in that block. Also, he didn’t recall resort workers collecting laundry at that time. I’ve seen aerial pictures of large sections of the resort and surrounds posted online, allegedly taken the day (possibly just in the morning) after the alarm was raised about Maddie. The streets were deserted. Not a soul in sight. Many of the night searches had been called off between 4-4.30am. Some still searched till 5amish. Perhaps folk (from both resort and town) were sleeping in. Strictly speculative: I think Maddie was in bed that Thursday night when the parents left but died not too long after. That Kate was unaware of what had really happened until a later date; which possibly could have been as early as the pre-dawn hours of the next morning – circa 4.30am when she set off with Gerry to search by themselves (or so Kate thought). That alone-time might have been when he confided in her what had happened to Maddie. I think both were genuinely distraught from the beginning, only for different reasons. One knowing their child was dead. The other believing their child had been taken. Gerry deleted his mobile phone call list for an entire block of time for that Thursday night. Kate was selective in the calls she deleted. What first alerted the PJ to this deletion was that Kate had left undeleted a phone call to Gerry but it did not show on his call list. So there was something that night itself that needed to be concealed. Perhaps the help of a third party; maybe a relative. Gerry could have moved Maddie from A to B himself, with B being outside apartment G5A – because the cadaverine ‘trace’ lead out the patio way (which is not the front door that the Sun marks as “patio door”). B would have been a place somewhere close by, as Gerry would have been on foot. He might have contacted a third party to move Maddie from B to C a place somewhat further away, perhaps taken in a vehicle. When he was able to rent a car, perhaps he and Kate were able to make a second to final pilgrimage…. Whatever the case, it is sad. So terribly sad.