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Maddy Suspect Asked About Her 'New Daughter'

Calls flood in after request for tips about Australian woman
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2009 2:49 PM CDT
Maddy Suspect Asked About Her 'New Daughter'
Back dropped by an image of a woman, private investigator, Dave Edgar, talks to the media in London, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

(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 looking agitated outside the Port Olimpic Marina in Barcelona 72 hours after Maddy’s disappearance.

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When the witness, a British man, approached the woman, she reportedly asked him: "Are you here to deliver my new daughter?" The woman then went into a bar nearby and had an argumentative conversation with a local in Spanish. The McCann’s investigators are treating seriously the possibility that Maddy was smuggled by boat from the family’s vacation apartment in the Algarve area of Portugal to Barcelona.
(Read more Madeleine McCann stories.)

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