Maddie McCann police died in sharing DNA evidence that could lead to success



German researchers want to retrieve a sample of saliva on a Madeline McCann couch in an abandoned vacation apartment - although the Portuguese reportedly died after her scientists failed to extract a full DNA profile.


According to reports, German and Portugal police are in dispute over the sharing of DNA evidence, which could lead to success in the Madeleine McCann case.

German researchers want to retrieve a mysterious saliva sample, which has been reported missing from a British apartment.

However, the Portuguese police were not ready to provoke, with one source labeling the Polish judiciary as a "waste of time" by re-testing.

Forensic teams have found evidence after the 2007 disappearance of a teenager's bed inside Apartment 5A at the Ocean Club.

Scientists in the city of Coimbatore, Portugal, we're unable to extract a complete DNA profile from the specimen and its origin remains a mystery.

Now German authorities want to conduct their own tests on "potentially important evidence" in hopes of finding a profile.

If successful, forensic experts will try to match the DNA of 43-year-old German suspect Christian Bruckner.

According to reports from the Portuguese media, the Germans asked for all the evidence they could give.

Prosecutors in Lisbon have previously rejected Scotland Yard's request to re-test the samples in 2012, and German officials may also reject it.

More than 600 samples, including hair and saliva, were taken in 2007 from McCann's Ground Floor Apartment in Pran da Luz.

They all live under the lock and key at the Coimbra Lab, but it is unknown whether Bruckner's DNA is cross-checked with all evidence.

The sample of saliva found in Madeline's bedspread was rejected because it belonged to a boy who had previously lived in an apartment.

Sources say this is the second saliva sample found on Youngster's pillow, which German authorities want to test.

With 13 years of scientific progress, it can be collected in Portugal, resulting in a complete DNA profile.

Former Scotland Yard Detective Peter Blakesley said: “DNA science has come a long way since Madeline’s first disappearance 13 years ago.

"There are many more complex tests that can be implemented now and will not come back in the day."

But the German request for new DNA tests played with the Portuguese authorities.

A source at Polysia Judicaria said: “It's a total waste of time.

“The worst thing is that they want to do it in their labs now, ours is not very good.

"Why do they think their DNA testing center is better than ours?" This is usually a pride for them. "

Mr Blakesley said the dispute was "getting into a very reluctant war."

"They should have a singular and supreme purpose and that is for the truth," he said.

“Get any kind of loan or what kind of muscle to flex.

"Law enforcement agencies of different countries are now quarreling with each other."

The former head of Portugal's National Institute of Forensic Medicine said last week that models can still prove important.

Duterte Nuno Vieira told the Portuguese media: “They are still being put under the right conditions.

“Even after 13 years, it is still possible to repeat tests today.

“Things are not as fast on a TV series as CSI and it can take days, weeks or even months to complete.

“But in terms of quality, Portugal has the highest quality forensic work in any country.

“The forensic work in Madi’s case was done quickly and effectively.

“Even after 13 years, hundreds of specimens collected will never be seen again.

“Huge amounts of ingredients have been collected and analyzed in hair, blood and saliva samples.

“The results of everything tested in 2007 are available.

“If you have a new DNA profile, you can compare someone's DNA with one or more samples.

"People responsible for crimes can sometimes be traced back to decades. DNA can be stored for decades."

Portuguese state prosecutors confirmed last week that they had received four requests for international legal cooperation in the case.

The date of the requests and the country that created them has not been made public.

The Portuguese newspaper Corio da Manha on Wednesday described the current situation as a "stalemate".

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