Reward for Lost Girl Reaches £2.6 Million

Madeleine McCann, kidnapped in Portugal, turned 4 yesterday
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted May 13, 2007 9:00 AM CDT
Reward for Lost Girl Reaches £2.6 Million
'   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – JK Rowling, Richard Branson and other British business figures have contributed to a £1.5 million reward offered by the tabloid News of the World for the safe return of Madeleine McCann. The British 4-year-old was kidnapped in Portugal 10 days ago; the new offer raises the total reward to a record  £2.6 million.

The News reported that the Harry Potter author contributed the largest sum—"a staggering amount"—though the figure was not revealed. Madeline's parents spoke at a special mass in Portugal today, describing the grief over her loss as a tidal wave felt around the world. (Read more Madeleine McCann stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X