DNA From Café Does Not Match Missing Maddy

Sighting in Belgium leads to cold trail; search continues
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 8, 2007 3:42 PM CDT
Gerry McCann, of England, holds a poster of his missing daughter, Madeleine McCann, while making a statement to the media on a visit to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – DNA taken from a bottle found at a Belgian café is not missing British 4-year-old Madeleine McCann's, say local police. Tests were ordered after a child therapist said she was "100% sure" she saw the girl sitting with an English-speaking woman and a Dutch man in his 40s whose "behaviour was not that of normal parents," reports the Guardian.

The DNA was consistent with genetic material from a male, so detectives have not ruled out the possibility that Maddy was in fact at the café on July 28. "The possibility exists that the bottle was finished by the man," a Belgian police spokeswoman told Sky News. Police continue to search for the Belgian-registered Volvo the couple drove away in.