Portuguese Press Turns on Maddy's Parents
The McCanns refuse interviews, questions
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2007 10:03 PM CDT
People applaud Gerry and Kate McCann, the parents of missing four-year-old girl Madeleine McCann, as they leave a church service marking the 100th day since her disappearance in Praia da Luz, southern...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The parents of missing Madeleine McCann are at the center of a bitter war with the Portuguese press and the residents of Praia del Luz, the town where their daughter disappeared over 100 days ago. Kate and Gerry McCann, both doctors, have stirred the ire of local reporters by refusing to answer questions about that night.

Now evidence of violence at the scene—traces of blood and hairs on walls at the aprtment—has prompted speculation that they are suspects in the crime. "They want all the sympathy, but they tell us local reporters nothing. They left their kids alone," said one reporter. "Why won't they explain exactly what happened that night?"