Portugal: We Won't Reopen Maddy Probe
'No new elements,' says police head
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2012 8:45 AM CDT
This undated image released by the Metropolitan Police shows composite photos of four year old missing child Madeleine McCann and an age progression computer generated image of her at 9 years old.   (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police/Teri Blythe)

(Newser) – Despite Scotland Yard's belief that Madeleine McCann may still be alive, Portuguese police said today they will not reopen the case, AFP reports. "There are no new elements at the moment that would allow for the reopening of the inquiry," says the deputy head of the criminal police department. Investigators will continue working with British police "to re-examine elements of the inquiry," but he explained that's normal procedure. McCann went missing in 2007 in Portugal, and May 12 would be her ninth birthday.