I am a regular visitor to Portugal and have been holidaying in The Algarve for 40 years. When I am there, around the towns and villages, in the cafes, on the beach, in the swimming pools and in the hotels, one sees hundreds, if not thousands, of small blonde girls, any of whom could be mistaken for Madeleine.
With this in mind, it makes me wonder why someone went to such measures to abduct a small child like Maddie, when there must have been easier opportunities to do so anywhere on the Algarve. And why in such a small place where their possibilities for escape by road was rather limited. Maybe Maddie never left Praia da Luz at the hands of an abductor?