The 9th anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance will be upon us all too soon. At the the moment, I am composing a ‘history’ of what happened in 2015, but that will take some time. So, now that we are in 2016, what does the future look like on this front?
According to the press, Operation Grange is now staffed by one Detective Sergeant and three Detective Constables. And each of them is familiar with the case.
Again according to the press, the McCanns have ring-fenced £750,000 to investigate Madeleine’s disappearance, should Operation Grange be shut down.
Which route is more likely to bring this case to a successful conclusion?
Operation Grange has access to a great deal of information that is unavailable to the general public. If Operation Grange shelves the investigation, most of the important information will be sealed, and kept away from the general public. And so, away from anyone hired by the McCanns.
Four police officers experienced in the case does not sound like a large team. However, it does sound more likely to make progress in the case than a new set of private investigators, non-experienced in the case, and excluded from much of the information that Operation Grange has gleaned.