Madeleine McCann May Still Be Alive: Scotland Yard
Police want to talk to 38 persons of interest
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 4, 2013 4:14 PM CDT
Composite photos showing three-year-old Madeine McCann, left, with a computer generated age progression image of the missing child as she might look now, right, issued Thursday July 4, 2013.   (Teri Blythe)

(Newser) – British police say they have launched a full investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, and want to trace 38 "persons of interest" in the case. Detectives say it's possible that Madeleine, who vanished from a Portuguese holiday resort six years ago, is still alive. Scotland Yard said today that 12 of the individuals of interest are British, and the rest from a variety of European countries. The force says it is working with governments across the continent to find out more. (Portugal has so far refused to reopen the case.)

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Mr_Joshua
Jul 5, 2013 3:01 PM CDT
While I hope they find her, I see many difficulties if they do. She may well be integrated into another culture and speak another language. She may not even remember her parents or English. It's one think for this to happen within a country but if this child has been brought up in another country and is found, there will be much pain ahead for all involved. And you can call me.................Mr Joshua
sobe
Jul 5, 2013 7:36 AM CDT
Of course Portugal and Spain would refuse to reopen the case, their states are involved in child kidnappings and sell them up for adoption.
NoFun
Jul 4, 2013 11:58 PM CDT
I think she is either alive or dead. I refuse to entertain any other option.