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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 »

Is Madeleine McCann in US?

One sleuth believes pedophile ring took her to America

(Newser) - Nearly four years after her disappearance, an amateur investigator believes he knows where Madeleine McCann is: the US. Marcelino Italiano has told police that a Portugal-based pedophile ring likely snatched the little girl and smuggled her out of the country, and he tells the Sun he has been twice attacked... 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 »

Cops Will Name Me as Suspect: Maddy's Mom

Missing toddler's mother expects to be named a suspect

(Newser) - 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... More »

Break in Hunt For Missing British Girl

Suicide pedophile tracked to resort where Maddy vanished

(Newser) - A man who recently killed himself after apparently abducting a 5-year-old girl was in the Portuguese Algarve when Madeleine McCann disappeared from a hotel there. Police are continuing the hunt for the other girl, who the Times reports looked remarkably similar to Maddy, but hint that this may be the... More »

Police Arrest Two in Case of Missing Maddy

Held in alleged plot to claim reward money

(Newser) - Police in Spain have arrested two people in an extortion plot connected to the disappearance of British tot Madeleine McCann. The pair, one of them an Italian man wanted in France for child abuse, were arrested near Gibraltar after trying to blackmail the McCann family, the Guardian reports. The four-year-old... More »

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