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Madeleine McCann Search Zeroes In on New Site

2nd of 3 sites is now being investigated

(Newser) - British and Portuguese police involved in the renewed search for Madeleine McCann have moved onto a second area of scrubland near the Praia da Luz resort where she disappeared in 2007. Detectives are particularly focused on one area about the size of a tennis court, the Guardian reports. The entire... More »

New McCann Search Reveals Hidden Shaft, Grave-Like Hole

Search could continue for another week

(Newser) - The renewed investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance, now focusing on scrubland located a short distance from where the British girl vanished in 2007, has revealed a concealed shaft beneath a sheet of corrugated iron, the Guardian reports. Forensic officers examined the site for hours yesterday beneath a white tent... More »

In Renewed Maddie Search, Cops Dig Up Scrubland

Large area around Praia da Luz resort to be searched

(Newser) - Just as sources said last month , police are now digging up scrubland around the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz, where Madeleine McCann disappeared while on vacation with her parents in 2007. An area the size of "three football pitches" was sealed off today, and Portuguese and British police... More »

Cops Digging Up Resort Where McCann Girl Vanished

Sources say 3 sites will be excavated

(Newser) - Almost exactly seven years since Madeleine McCann disappeared, Scotland Yard detectives are headed to the Portugal resort where she vanished on vacation with her family—to dig it up. Excavations are planned at three sites near the Praia da Luz resort, sources tell the Daily Mirror , and forensics experts will... More »

Madeleine McCann Suspect Turns Out to Be Dead

Euclides Monteiro died in a tractor accident in 2009

(Newser) - On Wednesday, British police asked the public for information on an unnamed suspect they were hunting in connection with Madeleine McCann's disappearance. Yesterday, a source close to Portuguese investigators revealed to the Guardian the supposed identity of that man: Euclides Monteiro—who died in a tractor accident in 2009.... More »

Madeleine McCann Case: Cops Eye Earlier Sex Attacks

Man broke into homes, got into bed with young girls: police

(Newser) - Police are on the hunt for a suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance: a man with "a very, very unhealthy interest in young white female children." Officials now say a tanned, dark-haired man is suspected in a series of burglaries in Algarve, Portugal, near where the British child... More »

Secret Dossier Handed Over in Madeleine McCann Case

Details burglaries, child abuse in area where she went missing

(Newser) - The long-running investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann appears to be heating up again. In October, Portuguese police officially reopened their investigation into the British 3-year-old's 2007 disappearance. Now, they've handed over to British police secret files covering burglaries near the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz,... More »

Cops Track New Maddy Clue

Woman says she saw identical girl at Spanish campsite days after disappearance

(Newser) - On the heels of its announcement that Madeleine McCann could still be alive , Scotland Yard is following up on a report that a child matching her description was spotted by a tourist at a Spanish campsite a few days after her 2007 disappearance. Accompanied by a German couple and two... More »

Video Appeal Renews Maddy Search

Message accompanies interviews by Kate McCann

(Newser) - A video designed to go viral is an appeal to the friends and associates of Madeleine McCann's kidnapper, saying, "It is never too late to do the right thing." The video, released tonight, includes images of what Maddy—who was 3 when she went missing in 2007—might... More »

Maddy Suspect Asked About Her 'New Daughter'

Calls flood in after request for tips about Australian woman

(Newser) - Private investigators working for Madeleine McCann's parents have received “hundreds of calls” from people with information about a woman who may be involved in the child’s disappearance, the Telegraph reports. A witness said the woman, described as a Victoria Beckham lookalike with an Australian accent, was pacing and... More »

Maddy 'Suspect' Sues UK Media

Record libel suit rocks major outlets

(Newser) - A former suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is suing 12 British news organizations for libel. It's the largest number of claims ever against British media concerning a single issue, reports the Guardian. Robert Murat lived near the Portuguese vacation apartment where the McCanns were staying when the 3-year-old... More »

McCanns Give Teary Talk

Couple promotes hotline on Spanish TV, certain Maddy is still alive

(Newser) - Maddy's mom cried on Spanish TV today as she pleaded for public help and announced a 24-hour line to find her daughter. "Somebody knows something" about Maddy's whereabouts, Kate McCann said alongside her husband. "I think she is possibly being held by someone in their house." It... More »

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