Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Maddies pyjamas

Another pair of pyjamas exactly the same size as the ones that Madeleine was supposed to have worn the Night of the 3rd of May, where sent for Forensic Examination, in the Report below it states that the pyjamas were size 2/3 Years 97cm, it states that the pyjamas that were being sent were equal in make, model and size to what Madeleine was supposed to have worn when she disappeared.

Report below.

The present inquiry investigates the disappearance of Madeleine McCann on 3rd May 2007 from P da L.

By means of this note I am sending a set of child’s pyjamas to the Scientific Police Laboratory.

The pyjamas are of Marks $ Spencers make and size 2/3 years, 97 cm.

The pyjamas are composed of two pieces, a camisole without buttons and half length sleeves, pink in colour with designs and letters and white trousers with floral motifs (small), on the right leg there is a design (smaller size) that is the same as the design on the camisole.

The pyjamas being sent are “equal” in make, model, size, colours and designs and presumably texture, as those the girl was wearing at the moment of her disappearance.

The article sent serves for eventual comparison with “fibres” collected during the competent examinations carried out by staff from the SPL, within this inquiry.


G. Amaral.


Forensic Report.
Processos Vol XIII

Pages 3483 to 3487

Forensic report Nº 200711800-FI

Requested by:: Portimao DIC

NUIPC 201-07 Galgs

Correspondence number: 3609 of 31st October 2007

Examination initiated : October 2007

Material for Examination

I. Six collection kits of woven fibres which present the following references relating to the area of vestige collection:

1. “Inferior part of wall” and “Pip”.
2. “Superior part of wall” and “PSP”
3. “Middle part of wall” and “PMP”
4. “Middle part of wall” and “PMP”
5. “Superior part of wall” and “PSP”
6. “Inferior part of wall” and “Pip”.

Each kit comes inside an orange coloured envelope, each of these envelopes are inside a paper envelope with the following references, amongst others “Vestige Nº 26, Apartment 5 A, OC resort, P da L. Garden wall of the apartment, 2007/08/02”.

II – A pyjama camisole, pink in colour with motifs stamped and sewn on to the front (the latter of material, buttons and messages) (see photographs 1 and 2). Three labels can be seen, one of them has the following references, amongst others: “Top 100% COTTON EXCLUSIVE OF TRIMMINGS”.

III – White coloured pyjama bottoms with stamped designs in pink shades (different tones), green and yellow and with a trim at the bottom of each leg (see photo 3 and 4). Three labels can be observed, one of them with the following reference, amongst others “Bottom 100% COTTON EXCLUSIVE OF TRIMMINGS”.


We request the examination of the samples collected from the garden wall with the aim of carrying out the “search and identification of eventual fibres and their comparison with the two parts of the pyjamas similar to those the girl was wearing when she disappeared”.


With the objective of identifying the fibres from the searches for samples from the garden wall, it was proceeded to identify the prime material of the pyjamas, from which we had previously collected reference samples from both the top and the bottom. Identification was done using an optical microscope the following results were obtained:

Pyjama camisole:

The front was made up of white base thread and external pink thread.

- Prime material of the white thread: cotton and synthetic fibre (very pigmented).
- Prime material of the pink thread: cotton (the colouring was not visible by microscope).

The back of the top consisted of pink coloured thread

- Prime material of the pink thread: cotton (the colouring was not visible by microscope).

The Pyjama bottoms:

The material of the pyjama bottoms consisted of white coloured thread.

- Prime material of the thread: cotton

Observations using a stereoscopical magnifier and an optical microscope

With the objective of comparing eventual textile fibres collected from the wall with the fibres from the pyjamas, a search was made of the textile fibres (synthetic white fibres and white and pink cotton fibres) from the samples collected for examination. The search was carried out using a stereoscopical magnifier and an optical microscope, pink and white cotton fibres having been selected as well as white synthetic fibres for subsequent comparison.

Comparison Microscope

The fibres selected were compared to the fibres from the pyjamas using an optical comparison microscope. The following results were obtained:

- No synthetic fibres were detected that were compatible with the pyjama fibres.

- In relation to the cotton fibres, although numerous white cotton fibres were detected in all the samples, in none of them were vestiges detected that enabled discriminatory comparative analyses (such as for example, vestiges of stamping).


The analysis of the samples collected from the garden wall of the apartment of the OC yielded the following results:

- No synthetic fibres compatible with the fibres received for comparison from the pyjamas were found.
- Numerous white cotton fibres were found. However, this result should not be considered to be significant, given that according to studies of distribution and persistence of textile fibres it should always be possible to find fibres of different types and colours on any surface, white cotton fibres being very common and without discriminatory parameters.
- In addition, the interval of time that has passed between the events being investigated and the collection of samples (out in the open air) means the existence of fibres from the date of the events is of very low probability.

Note: The material remains archived at the SPL.

Lisbon, 23rd November 2007


Superior Specialist Machado Area Chief Monteiro.