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Madeleine McCann Case Gets New Prosecutor | Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann Case Gets New Prosecutor

Originally posted 10/13/2014 07:00PM

There may be renewed hope for the parents of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who vanished from her family’s vacation apartment in Portugal more than seven years ago, when she was just 3 years old.

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Madeleine McCann Case: London Police Target Three Burglars

Madeleine McCann Case: London Police Target Three Burglars

Originally posted 01/14/2014 07:00AM

In what is being called a breakthrough in a long and frustrating crime, British Metropolitan Police are said to be targeting three burglars for their possible involvement in the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, who was snatched from her hotel room in the Portuguese town of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.

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New Images Released of Man Sought in Madeleine McCann Case

Madeleine McCann Case: New Images of Man Sought for Questioning

Originally posted 10/14/2013 08:30AM

Six years later, the hunt continues.

British police have released two photofits of the man sought for questioning about the disappearance of the nearly 4-year-old Madeleine McCann, who was snatched from her hotel room in the Portuguese town of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.

The computer-generated pictures are based on descriptions provided by new witnesses who claim to have seen the man on the night of Madeleine's disappearance.

Metropolitan Police describe him as white, between 20-40 years old, with short brown hair, of medium build, medium height and clean shaven.

On Monday, investigators in the case plan to make another appeal to the public on the BBC program Crimewatch, which is set to air in the U.K., the Netherlands and Germany.

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British Police to Release Photo of Suspect in Madeleine McCann Disappearance

British Police to Release Photo of Suspect in Madeleine McCann Disappearance

Originally posted 10/09/2013 10:00AM

Police investigating the 2007 disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann plan to issue an image of a possible suspect.

The computer-generated photo (called an efit) is a part of an active investigation attempting to identify a man seen near the resort hotel in Praia da Luz, Portugal, where the child was last seen while vacationing with her family the the Guardian reported Wednesday.

With the release of the new photo, Crimewatch on the BBC plan to broadcast a new appeal for witnesses on Monday. Similar appeals are set to go out in areas other tourists vacationing in Portugal at the time of Madeleine's disappearance may live, like Germany and the Netherlands.

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Madeleine McCann's Dad Still Hopeful, Happy Scotland Yard Still Looking

Gerry McCann Says He's Grateful for Scotland Yard's Work on His Missing Daughter's Case

Originally posted 08/08/2013 09:30AM

As Scotland Yard investigators prepare to head to Portugal to take the next step in their investigation of Madeleine McCann's disappearance, her father says he is grateful for the work they've already done.

"We have been incredibly fortunate in the last two years to have the Metropolitan Police reviewing the case and now actively investigating," McCann told PEOPLE July 28, shortly after finishing the Virgin Active London Triathlon to raise money for the charity Missing People.

"It is very unlikely that someone is just going to walk up and say, 'Here she is,' " he says. "So you have got to chase it."

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Investigators Examining 38 People of Interest in Madeleine McCann Case

Madeleine McCann Case: Investigators Examining 38 People of Interest

Originally posted 07/04/2013 11:30AM

After the announcement that Scotland Yard would reopen and fully fund the search for Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in 2007 while sleeping in her Praia da Luz hotel room in Portugal, investigators said Thursday that they are now examining 38 people of interest.

Among the group of potential suspects – stemming from several European countries – are 12 British nationals that were all believed to be in Portugal at the time McCann went missing.

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Scotland Yard Opens New Probe of Missing Child Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann: Missing 6 Years, Scotland Yard Opens New Probe

Originally posted 06/17/2013 08:50AM

After a two-year review, Scotland Yard says it will reopen and fully fund a new investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who vanished from her family's vacation apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.

That review comes after the intervention of British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose spokeswoman on Monday reiterated renewed support for the once-widely reported case, according to Britain's Sky News.

"The Home Office remains committed to supporting the search for Madeleine McCann," says the rep.

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See What Missing Madeleine McCann Would Look Like at Age 9

British Police Discover 'Promising Lines of Inquiry' in Madeleine McCann Case

Originally posted 04/25/2012 09:35AM

Missing Madeleine McCann may still be alive, according to British detectives leading the investigation, who revealed Wednesday that they are pursuing "promising" new lines of inquiry.

According to Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, who's heading a team of 35 officers, after combing through nearly 100,000 pages of evidence, they hope to persuade Portuguese authorities to reopen the case.

Redwood says they are about one quarter of the way through and, so far, have discovered, "some other very promising lines of inquiry – which is very good for the future."

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Madeleine McCann Turns 8, and Her Parents Keep Searching

Madeleine McCann Turns 8, and Her Parents Keep Searching

Originally posted 05/12/2011 07:30AM

Madeleine McCann's parents are marking her 8th birthday Thursday with a new book and renewed vows that their missing daughter will not be forgotten.

In the book, simply called Madeleine, Kate McCann describes the moment she entered the British family's rental apartment in Praia de Luz, Portugal, at 10 p.m. on May 3, 2007, and realized Madeleine's bed was empty.

Seeing the windows open, Kate writes that she felt "nausea, terror, disbelief, fear. Icy fear," and said to herself: "Dear God, no! Please, no!"

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Portuguese Man Claims He Saw Madeleine McCann After Her Disappearance

Portuguese Man Claims He Saw Madeleine McCann After Her Disappearance

Originally posted 05/25/2010 11:30AM

Investigators are set to meet with a middle-aged Portuguese man who has come forward with a possible clue in disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Carlos Moreira, 65, told Britain's Sun that he saw a blonde girl asleep in a white van near Lisbon, Portugal, a day after McCann went missing on May 3, 2007.

"She was wearing a two-piece pajama set, pink and white or yellow," he told the newspaper, adding that she was "lying on a pile of clothes in the back."

"She moved one of her fingers but she was deeply asleep," he said. "When the van door was opened, she did not wake up as if she was drugged."

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