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Private Detective who investigated disappearance of Madeleine McCann found dead

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Police have launched an investigation after the body of Kevin Halligen was found at his Surrey Mansion.

He is known as the private investigator who investigated the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Officers arrived to find the area of the mansion he was discovered within soak in blood, due to this his death is being treat as unexplained.

Surrey Police have told the Daily Mail: “We were called to an address in Guildford, on Monday following a report of a man in his 50s having been taken unwell, who subsequently died.

“The death is being treated as unexplained and a file will be passed to the coroner’s office in due course.”

Halligen was dubbed a ‘cloak and dagger’, ‘James Bond’ styled private detective, and was hired after British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal.

Conning the McCann family

Halligen boasted that he was able to produce satellite imagery and telephone information from the night Maddie vanished.

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When he handed the information over he simply used Google Earth screenshots, he is alleged to have spent between £300 – £500,000 from the special fund that was setup to find Maddie the  Mirror reported.

One of his tactics was to hire a drunk priest to walk round Praia Da Luz to see if anyone wanted to confess along with hiring personal chauffeur, expensive clothes, handbags and holidays with his girlfriend.


It was reported in the  Daily Mail: “The McCanns found him hard to deal with, because he was forever in another country and using different phones. He promised the earth, but it came to nothing.”

The McCann family dropped him in the late 2000s and he was arrested in the UK and extradited to the US to face fraud offences for another matte.

He was convicted of defrauding a multinational corporation who has paid for his services to help secure the safe rescue of two employees who has been taken into custody in the Ivory Coast in 2006.

He was sentenced to 41 months in jail and served 42 before being sent back the United Kingdom.


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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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