A dingo dog, native to Australia, has emerged as the latest suspect in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from Portugal, according to reports .
Detectives working on the McCann case are said to have had a ‘light bulb moment’ after a hungry dingo admitted it was responsible for the abduction of Australian infant Azaria Chamberlain more than thirty years ago. Significantly, on the night of Maddie’s abduction, several people claim they witnessed a dog-like animal scampering down the gangway of a Brisbane to Praia Stenna Lines cruiser before being lured inland by the smell of Tapas.
The police, as ever, remain cautious, having already made a number of howling errors, including five hours spent dredging Michael Barrymoore’s swimming pool, in a case which has left them scratching around for answers. Dingos, they say, may have form when it comes to abducting children but it’s not known how good they are at scaling balconies.
Earlier today, the Praia da Luz Police Department issued a new e-fit of the suspect who is around three foot tall, brownish in colour with big mournful eyes and a long bushy tail. Friends of the McCanns, meanwhile, say it might be significant that surgeon Gerry McCann’s Lexus often smelt like a dog had been in it .
And police received further encouragement last night following reported sightings of a nine year-old blonde girl throwing a stick near Ayers Rock . They believe, if it is Maddie, she will now answer to the name of Sheila. Or Kylie.
DC Christiano Figo said
‘On the night of Maddie’s disappearance a number of dogs were heard barking excitedly in the neighbourhood. Any one of those could have been a dingo’ .Dingos, meanwhile, are not without their supporters in the outback and local mutts claim the PDLPD’s attempt to frame one of their number amounts to ruff justice.
‘Some people might find the idea that a dog could stroll past customs, board a cruise liner and make the twenty thousand mile round trip to Portugal rather fanciful, but this is the Praia da Luz Police Department you’re talking about.’
‘We are continuing to follow up all leads’