By CECILIA PIRES
COMPUTERS AND clothes belong to Robert Murat have been returned to the British expatriate by the team investigating Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.
According to Robert Murat’s legal representative, Francisco Pagarete, he was contacted by the PJ at the beginning of last week and asked to collect the goods seized by the police in May last year, following investigations in the Madeleine case.
Robert Murat was named as an arguido in the case on May 15 after he was reported to the PJ by a British journalist covering the story at Praia da Luz.
The PJ investigators have also contacted Michaela Walczuch and returned several items of equipment that were seized at the time she was questioned by the PJ in the middle of May.
The Portuguese daily press have also reported that Robert Murat had found GPS equipment hidden in two of his cars previously inspected by the PJ but this has not been confirmed by the PJ. The same reports say that Robert Murat will test the computers he recovered from the PJ to confirm if all is working properly.
Meanwhile, the PJ have still not confirmed that the blast which destroyed Sergei Malinka’s silver Audi on Thursday took place, even though witnesses told The Resident that two cars were involved.
The Russian computer expert has been questioned by police as part of the investigation. Police searched the home of the IT expert, who designed a website for Robert Murat and was seen talking to him several times in the days after Madeleine’s disappearance. He has always maintained that he was interviewed as a witness, not a suspect.