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.

Britain to fund cost of new investigation into McCann disappearance

LONDON, June 15 (UPI) -- The British government says it has agreed to fund the full cost of a police investigation into the disappearance of a young girl missing for six years.

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.

New Zealand girl isn't Madeleine McCann

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- DNA tests on a New Zealand girl have proved she is not missing British youngster Madeleine McCann who disappeared in 2007, New Zealand police said.

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.
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.

Police check alleged Madeleine McCann sighting

NERJA, Spain, April 18 (UPI) -- Police were investigating a claim Madeleine McCann, a young British girl who vanished nearly five years ago in Portugal, was spotted in Spain, officials said.

Police reopen Madeleine investigation

LONDON, May 14 (UPI) -- London's Metropolitan Police will reopen the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, who vanished in Portugal in 2007, officials said Friday.
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.

File's release yields 50 McCann case tips

LISBON, Portugal, March 3 (UPI) -- Releasing a previously unknown file generated more than 50 potential new leads in the disappearance of British tot Madeleine McCann, Portuguese police 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.
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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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