Witness Says 'Creepy Man' Kidnapped Maddy

New sketch sparks worldwide manhunt
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2008 9:19 PM CST
Witness Says 'Creepy Man' Kidnapped Maddy
Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann arrive back in the UK to East Midlands airport with twins Sean and Amelie, after taking a flight from Faro airport on September 9, 2007 near Birmingham, England. The McCanns have been made formal suspects in the disappearance...   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A second sketch of Madeline McCann's alleged kidnapper sparked a worldwide manhunt yesterday, the Daily Mail reports. Maddy's parents revealed the drawing, based on a UK witness' account of a "creepy man" she saw after Maddy vanished in Portugal last May. She reported him to Portuguese police, but the sketch was only made months later by the McCann's private eyes.

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“He made my blood run cold,” said witness Gail Cooper, who blasted Portuguese cops for holding her description of the man. A McCann family friend said the sketch “strongly resembles” a man she saw carrying a kid away when Maddy disappeared. A million posters are now circulating in Morocco and the Iberian Peninsula asking for information about the alleged kidnapper. (Read more Madeleine McCann stories.)

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