Portugal Reopens Madeleine McCann Case

Police back on the investigation after promising leads emerge in Britain

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Oct 24, 2013 6:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – Portugal is following Britain's lead in the Madeleine McCann case and officially reopening its police investigation, reports AFP. The 3-year-old British girl disappeared while on vacation with her parents in Portugal in 2007, but investigators there closed the case the following year after casting suspicion on her parents. Scotland Yard, meanwhile, reopened its own investigation in July and is now trying to identify this potential suspect, with at least some signs of progress. Portugal's decision to follow suit looks to be "highly significant," says the BBC.

This file photo made available by the London Metropolitan Police shows Madeleine McCann before she went missing from a Portuguese holiday complex in 2007.   (AP Photo/London Metropolitan Police)
In this May 2, 2012, file photo, Kate and Gerry McCann pose for the media with a missing poster depicting what their daughter may look like.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
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