Robert Murat

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Portugal Cops End Maddy Investigation

Officials cite lack of evidence in case of child missing since '07

(Newser) - After 14 months, Portuguese police officially ended their investigation into the 2007 disappearance of 3-year old British girl Madeleine McCann, the BBC reports. A lack of evidence has brought the case—which began after Madeleine disappeared from a vacation apartment—to a standstill, Portugal's attorney general said. Madeleine's mother and... More »

Portugal Cops Will Close Maddy Case

Police cite lack of evidence; McCanns will continue search

(Newser) - Police in Portugal plan to end their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in the next two weeks because of a lack of evidence, the AP reports. The parents of the British girl, who went missing while on a family vacation last May, will continue their own search, said... 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 »

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 »

Search of Maddy Suspect's Home Strikes Out

Cops comb Portuguese villa; possible evidence turns up elsewhere

(Newser) - Authorities turned up nothing this weekend while searching the home of the only suspect in 4-year-old Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. A dozen officials scoured Robert Murat’s Portuguese villa while Murat and a lawyer looked on, the Guardian reports. Named 10 days after the child went missing, the suspect is... More »

British Man Is Suspect in Kidnapping

Expat living in nearby villa was questioned, released

(Newser) - Police searching for a four-year-old British girl missing on a family vacation in Portugal have named a 33-year-old British expat as a suspect. Robert Murat lives less than 150 metres from where Madeleine McCann vanished 12 days ago, the Guardian reports. Murat was questioned for more than 16 hours yesterday,... More »

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