Brenda Leyland, who trolled Madeleine McCann parents, found dead

Brenda Leyland, who trolled Madeleine McCann parents, found dead

LEICESTER, England, Oct. 6 (UPI) --A woman exposed as frequently sending abusive online messages to the parents of missing British child Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a hotel.
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Report: Possible suspect in McCann case held by U.K. police

LONDON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A possible suspect in the baffling disappearance of Madeleine McCann was arrested this weekend by British police, a source told The Mirror.

Missing girl's picture used on travel site

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- Madeleine McCann's parents are "horrified" a Web site used an image of her to sell discount holidays to Portugal, where she disappeared, their spokesman said.
McCanns hold hope for missing daughter

McCanns hold hope for missing daughter

ROTHLEY, England, May 2 (UPI) -- Speaking in England before the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of her then-4-year-old daughter Madeleine, Kate McCann expressed hope she will be found.
Police: Madeleine McCann may be alive

Police: Madeleine McCann may be alive

LONDON, April 25 (UPI) -- It's possible Madeleine McCann, the British child who vanished in 2007 while on a family vacation in Portugal, is still alive, Scotland Yard said Wednesday.

Parents of missing child return to Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The parents of a child reported missing in Portugal in 2007 are traveling to Lisbon for the first time since being named suspects in the child's disappearance.

McCanns keep room ready for girl's return

CHICAGO, May 1 (UPI) -- Madeleine McCann's mother says she keeps the missing British girl's room ready for her return, visiting it twice a day.

Portugal ends McCann investigation

LISBON, Portugal, July 21 (UPI) -- Portugal's attorney general said Monday he is dropping the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who vanished in 2007.

Police to open McCann file

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal, June 17 (UPI) -- The parents of a British girl who went missing in a Portugal resort town will have full access to the case files, an official said.

Parents mark anniversary of disappearance

ROTHLEY, England, May 3 (UPI) -- Kate and Gerry McCann attended a church service Saturday to mark the first anniversary of their daughter's disappearance in Portugal.

5-year-old girl disappears in Spain

HUELVA, Spain, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Portuguese police are helping search for a 5-year-old Spanish girl who disappeared in circumstances similar to Britain's Madeleine McCann.

McCann parents back to suspect status

LISBON, Portugal, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of a British girl have placed her parents back on their list as prime suspects, the Daily Mail said Thursday.

Sisters offer information on missing child

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Two sisters say they saw suspicious looking men near the apartment of Madeleine McCann shortly before she disappeared in Portugal in May.

McCanns issue holiday plea for Madeline

LEICESTER, England, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- British residents Gerry and Kate McCann issued a holiday plea Saturday for the return of their daughter, Madeline, who has been missing since May.

Woman insists she saw toddler kidnapped

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A friend of Madeleine McCann's parents says she is convinced she saw the girl being kidnapped, despite those who call her a "liar and a fantasist."
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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) concluded 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 closed the case, without a result, also on 21 July.

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