We can reveal that the police searching a lake for the body of Madeleine McCann don’t stand a chance.
German investigators said there was “no compelling evidence” she was there.
Tracking dogs and radar were used in the three-day search at Arade Dam last month.
The prime suspect, German citizen Christian B, 45, described the remote Algarve location as his “little paradise”.
It’s about 30 miles from Praia da Luz, where Maddie was abducted from a vacation rental in 2007 while parents Kate and Gerry were away.
Sources claim local police received a tip that B went there a few days after Maddie disappeared.
Police dug 2-foot-deep boreholes at the reservoir, presumably hoping to find fibers or clothing linked to Madeleine.
According to a Portuguese newspaper, “relevant information” was found and clothing remnants, soil samples and pieces of plastic were taken for analysis.
However, according to German tabloid Bild, investigators are likely to say the evidence they need to arrest B is lacking.
German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters said: “Please don’t expect too much.”
B is in a German prison for the rape of a 72-year-old woman in Praia da Luz in 2005.
He is suspected of further rape and child abuse.