McCann suspect wins libel settlement

LONDON, July 16 (UPI) -- A British expatriate who became the subject of newspaper speculation in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal has settled a media libel case.

McCann probe to end for lack of evidence

ALGARVE, Portugal, July 1 (UPI) -- Portuguese officials said Tuesday the investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance will be shelved because of lack of evidence.

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.

Investigators plan sit-down on McCann DNA

BIRMINGHAM, England, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- British and Portuguese scientists involved in examining DNA evidence in Madeleine McCann's abduction plan to meet to discuss the case.

1st Madeleine suspect wants to be cleared

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A British man living in a Portuguese resort has asked police to clear him as a suspect in the disappearance of 4-year-old Madeleine McCann.

Key suspect in McCann abduction questioned

PORTIMAO, Portugal, July 10 (UPI) -- Police in Portugal Tuesday tried to clarify statements made by their key suspect in the abduction of 4-year-old Madeleine McCann.

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.

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.

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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