An Investigative Criminal Profiler who has analysed the high profile case of missing child Madeleine McCann has blasted theories that the three-year-old was abducted.
Pat Brown, author of Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann has said she was baffled by Scotland Yard who failed to carry out a “proper investigation” and “wasted time and money” on the child’s case.
“Madeleine is dead,” Ms Brown told news.com.au.
“There is no point spending all of this money as nothing they do is going to make that child alive.”
When profiling the case, Brown developed her own theory about what happened to Madeleine before her disappearance in Portugal and came to the conclusion that she most likely died an accidental death that was “covered up.”
“When I do a crime scene analysis it is a theory based on evidence to then be given to police and used to look for more proof and evidence suitable for prosecution,” she explained.
“When I analysed (Madeleine’s) case, it led me to believe evidence does not support an abduction.
An abduction was extremely unlikely based on the amount of time, evidence at the scene, and every other shred of evidence there has ever been.”
“The evidence supports the theory of an accident occurring through neglect and possible medication,” she continued.
“It is my belief the body was moved to a desolate location and will never be found.”
Brown’s comments come after British police were granted $A136,935 and an extension to continue the investigations into Madeleine’s disappearance for a further six months.
This brings the total amount of money spent looking for Madeleine over the past 10 years to $A17.9 million.
“There are other children missing in the UK who aren’t getting this attention that the money should have been spent on,” Brown told the publication.
Madeleine vanished without a trace from the family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007 while her parents Kate and Gerry McCann dined with friends at a nearby restaurant.
To date, the case - which continues to fascinate the world - remains unsolved.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.