The mother of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann, grilled for 11 hours by Portuguese police yesterday, expects to be named a suspect in her daughter's disappearance, according to a family spokesman. Kate McCann is "shocked and surprised" by the turn of events, said the friend. Her husband was expected to be interviewed today, reports the London Times.
The questioning centered on whether 3-year-old Maddy had been sedated before bedtime the night she disappeared. “The McCanns would never conceive of using sedatives on their children,” said a friend. Police indicated they had further questions and that McCann's status would change from witness to suspect.