They did give everyone the slip on the trip to Huelva. This trip is very controversial as nobody has really explained why go there? It was originally scheduled for the 2nd August but they cancelled it due to an illness. They actually went on the 3rd August and drove the 190km into Spain.
They reported themselves in blogs that they were not followed and didn't have the press with them. They left at 9am on a journey that should take no longer than 2 hours. They actually arrived at 12.15 to a deserted Huelva due to it being a public holiday.
Skeptics of the McCann's version of events have studied this journey intensely. The Portuguese police also noted the car had mileage discrepancies as well as the missing time. In addition mobile phone pings apparently have them at various locations off the main route that would have been taken.
This journey is seen by the skeptics as their key evidence. The theory put forward was that the body could have been stored in a freezer and then disposed of on this trip. They claim that this is the reason the dogs detected blood and cadaver odour in the hire car. Further evidence they claim is down to their heavy Catholic beliefs in visiting a grave exactly 3 months after the passing. The trip took place exactly 3 months after.
In my opinion they would have taken one hell of a risk transporting a body in a hire car. However the hire car does have strange things surrounding it.
Booked on Gerry's credit card when he had already stated under questioning he had no credit cards.
The car being left with the boot open for many days after trip.
Edited by skookum, 16 May 2014 - 11:04 AM.