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Caller claims information on missing girl

MADRID, June 7 (UPI) -- A man who called police claiming to have information in the search for a missing English girl was convincing enough that British police alerted her parents.

'Madeleine Day' planned for missing girl

LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- The parents of a 4-year-old girl abducted during a family vacation are planning an international "Madeleine Day" from their home in Britain.

DNA does not match kidnap suspect

LISBON, Portugal, June 1 (UPI) -- Investigators in Portugal say DNA found in the bedroom of a missing British girl does not match that of the only identified suspect in the case.

Photo of missing girl blessed by pope

VATICAN, Vatican City, May 30 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI blessed a photo of Madeleine McCann Wednesday and offered prayers for the return of the girl abducted in Portugal weeks ago.

Search continues for missing British girl

LISBON, Portugal, May 26 (UPI) -- Authorities have issued a description of a man suspected of kidnapping a British toddler in Portugal, it was reported Saturday.

Man arrested in connection with kidnapping

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal, May 17 (UPI) -- A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the disappearance of 4-year-old Madeleine McCann in Praia Da Luz, Portugal.

Suspect in Portuguese kidnapping complains

LISBON, Portugal, May 16 (UPI) -- The British man considered a suspect by Portuguese police in the disappearance of a young girl is complaining his life has been ruined.

Portugal names missing girl suspect

LISBON, Portugal, May 15 (UPI) -- Portuguese police said Tuesday a British man working for them as an interpreter is a suspect in the disappearance of a 4-year-old English girl.

No clues on missing girl in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal, May 14 (UPI) -- Portuguese authorities Monday admitted they have no clues in the disappearance and apparent kidnapping of a 4-year-old English girl earlier this month.

Reward grows for missing U.K. child

LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- The reward is climbing to millions of dollars for the safe return of a Scottish girl who disappeared May 3 from the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz.

Mother begs for kidnapped girl's return

FARO, Portugal, May 9 (UPI) -- Portugese police searching for a British toddler abducted nearly a week earlier said they didn't know whether she was still alive.

Search continues for kidnapped toddler

LAGOS, Portugal, May 7 (UPI) -- Portugese police searching for a kidnapped British toddler released a sketch showing the rear of a suspect's head.

Portugal: Kidnapped toddler reported alive

LISBON, Portugal, May 6 (UPI) -- A British toddler kidnapped while her family was on vacation in Portugal is believed to be alive and police have a suspect, it was reported Sunday. Police in the coastal town of Praia da Luz believe that three-year-old Madeleine McCann is being held ne

British toddler missing in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal, May 5 (UPI) -- Police in Portugal Saturday said they have identified a suspect in the kidnapping of a British toddler. Madeleine McCann disappeared Thursday night from an apartment she and her parents were using on vacation in the Algarve village of Praia da Luz.

British child missing in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal, May 4 (UPI) -- A 3-year-old British girl has been reported missing during a family vacation in Portugal, The Times of London reported Friday.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Madeleine McCann."
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