miércoles, agosto 12, 2020

The murder of Madeleine McCann: why the German prosecutor and BKA are sure the alleged call to Christian B. on May 3 did not come from Praia da Luz

The Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) and the German prosecutor H. Christian Wolters said that Christian B, the main suspect of the murder of Madeleine McCann, almost sure received a phone call on May 3 2007 at 19:32 from the Portuguese phone number +315 916 510 683.
The Portuguese phone number +351 912 730 680, the alleged mobile phone of Christian B, was located in Praia da Luz, and the mobile phone of the person who made the call was not located in Praia da Luz. Both numbers correspond to Vodafone pre-paid cards.
The information comes from the Excel file Vodafone had sent to Portuguese Polícia Judiciária in 2007 with details of the calls and SMS that activate antennas in Praia da Luz on May 3 2007. The file has four sheets: "Chamadas efectuadas" (calls sent), "Chamadas receb." (calls received), "SMS enviado" (SMS sent), and "SMS recebido" (SMS received).
In the "Chamadas receb." sheet the call received by +351 912 730 680 was registered:

"Data e Hora da Chamada" (Date and time of the call):
2007-05-03 19:32 (7:32 pm)
"Nº de Telefone Chamador" (Number of phone which made the call):
351000916510683
"Nº Telefone Chamado" (Number of phone which received the call):
351000912730680
"Localização da Chamada" (Localization of the call):
Vodafone
"Duração da Chamada" (Duration of the call):
00:29 (hours:minutes)
"Localização da BTS" (Localization of the base transceiver station):
PRAIA DA LUZ CENTRO
 
So, the mobile phone number +351 912 730 680 was in Praia da Luz between 19:32 and 20:02.
But, in the "Chamadas efectuadas" sheet, the number +315 916 510 683 does not appear as making a call at 19:32, so the phone was not located at Praia da Luz at that moment. It is not possible to determine how close or how far the caller was from Praia da Luz, according to Vodafone data in the Excel file.