Portugal reopens investigation into Madeleine McCann disappearance

LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Portugal officially reopened its investigation Thursday into the 2007 disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann.
Family pleased with investigation into missing girl

Family pleased with investigation into missing girl

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The father of a missing British girl says he is pleased with the investigation so far and hopes new evidence will help "fill in pieces of the jigsaw."

Police analyzing mobile records in Madeleine McCann disappearance

LONDON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- British police said they are investigating the mobile phone records of people in the Portuguese village where little Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007.
Madeleine McCann investigation shifts back to Portugal

Madeleine McCann investigation shifts back to Portugal

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Portuguese police detectives new to the Madeleine McCann investigation have been named to work with British police on her disappearance, London police say.

British police say they have suspects in Madeleine McCann case

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- British investigators reviewing evidence in Madeleine McCann's disappearance in Portugal have identified 38 potential suspects, police said.

London police urge Portugal to reopen Madeleine McCann case

LONDON, May 18 (UPI) -- Detectives with London's Metropolitan Police Friday urged their Portuguese counterparts to reopen the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
McCanns encouraged by investigation

McCanns encouraged by investigation

ROTHLEY, England, April 26 (UPI) -- Kate and Gerry McCann, whose daughter Madeleine disappeared in 2007 while the family vacationed in Portugal, say they are encouraged by new developments.
Info suggests McCann girl may be in U.S.

Info suggests McCann girl may be in U.S.

LONDON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Madeleine McCann, a child kidnapped while vacationing with her parents in Portugal nearly four years ago, may be in the United States, a family spokesman said.

Ex-detective questions Madeleine abduction

LAGOS, Portugal, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A former police detective said at a libel trial in Portugal that missing girl Madeleine McCann was likely not abducted through a window at a resort apartment.

Madeleine McCann's parents renew appeal

ROTHLEY, England, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The parents of Madeleine McCann said in a holiday appeal they long for the safe return of their missing daughter to their home in England.
Hearing in Madeleine McCann case postponed

Hearing in Madeleine McCann case postponed

LISBON, Portugal, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The father of missing British girl Madeleine McCann said he and his wife intend to ask a court to permanently ban a book about their daughter.
Oprah's chat with McCanns to air in U.K.

Oprah's chat with McCanns to air in U.K.

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) -- Kate and Gerry McCann's appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is to air in England, a day after its U.S. broadcast, NBC Universal Global Networks said.

Young Conservative gets boot for costume

LONDON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The British Conservative Party expelled a youth leader Friday for attending a New Year's Eve party dressed as missing 4-year-old Madeleine McCann.

Video plea for Madeleine's return released

LEICESTER, England, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Britons Kate and Gerry McCann say in a new video they are desperate to be reunited with their daughter Madeleine, who disappeared while they were in Portugal.

Madeleine McCann search costing millions

LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A Spanish detective agency has been paid nearly $1.8 million in the past year to search for Madeleine McCann, the missing British girl's parents say.
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Madeleine McCann disappeared on the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007, while on holiday with her parents and twin siblings in the Algarve region of Portugal. The British girl went missing from an apartment, in the central area of the resort of Praia da Luz, a few days before her fourth birthday, and has still not been found. Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have said that they left the children unsupervised in a ground floor bedroom while they ate at a restaurant about 130 yards (120 metres) away.

The initial investigation by the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) (the Portuguese criminal investigation police) was based on the assumption that she had been abducted. After further investigation, the PJ stated that there was a strong hypothesis that she might have died in her room. During the investigation there were a number of unconfirmed claimed sightings of Madeleine in Portugal and elsewhere and additional scientific evidence was obtained. The investigation involved the co-operation of the British and Portuguese police and demonstrated the differing methodologies employed by each, with regard to such aspects as the amount of information released to the public and the legal status of those involved in the case.

Robert Murat, a local resident, was given arguido (suspect) status on 15 May 2007. Kate and Gerry McCann were also named as arguidos on 7 September, but were allowed to fly back to the United Kingdom on 9 September. All three were cleared, with their arguido status lifted, on 21 July 2008. The Portuguese Attorney General archived the case, also on 21 July. The case can be reopened if new evidence emerges.

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