Search of Maddy Suspect's Home Strikes Out

Cops comb Portuguese villa; possible evidence turns up elsewhere
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2007 6:34 PM CDT
Portuguese police investigators are seen at the home of 33 year old Briton Robert Muratthe, the only suspect in the disappearance of a 4-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann, in Praia da Luz, southern...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Authorities turned up nothing this weekend while searching the home of the only suspect in 4-year-old Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. A dozen officials scoured Robert Murat’s Portuguese villa while Murat and a lawyer looked on, the Guardian reports. Named 10 days after the child went missing, the suspect is now “feeling fairly optimistic,” says a spokesman.

Meanwhile, traces of blood invisible to the human eye were found today in the Portugal apartment where Maddy was staying when she vanished on May 3, the Telegraph reports. Undercover police have also been watching another suspect for weeks. The man, who was spotted near the scene of the crime, is a Portuguese speaker in his 30s.