Maddy Missing One Year Today

Services in UK, Portugal mark anniversary of girl's disappearance
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 10:17 AM CDT
Maddy Missing One Year Today
This March 2007 file photo released by the McCann family Friday, May 4, 2007, shows 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann.    (AP Photo/McCann Family, HO)

(Newser) – On the first anniversary of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal, her parents attended a UK church service in her honor, and similar ceremonies were planned elsewhere in Britain and Portugal. Supporters of the McCann family will light candles tonight in Madeleine’s honor, while the girl’s favorite soccer team illuminates its field, the BBC reports. Portugal police, meanwhile, say they continue to gather evidence.

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"We may yet find out what happened," the nation's attorney general told the AP. "Let's wait until the investigation is complete." Maddy's parents remain formal suspects, along with a third man. But police have not decided whether to file charges or drop the case. (Read more Madeleine McCann stories.)

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