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Case Against Maddy's Parents May Be Faltering

Police find 'no new evidence' as DNA is called into question
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2007 5:13 AM CDT
Case Against Maddy's Parents May Be Faltering
Kate McCann, mother of missing toddler Madeleine McCann, walks with her husband, Gerry, unseen, to their local Catholic church, the Sacred Heart in Rothley, England, Sunday Sept. 16, 2007. The family of missing 4-year-old Madeleine McCann said Saturday it was planning a 80,000 pound (US$160,000, 115,000)...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Since making the parents of Madeleine McCann suspects in her May 3 disappearance, Portuguese police have found "no new evidence" to support their case, reports the Daily Mail. A senior prosecutor hasn't asked a judge to bring charges and detectives have not scheduled new interviews with Kate and Gerry McCann, who returned to England from Portugal earlier this month after exhaustive interrogations.

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A British source called the DNA evidence "far from absolute," casting doubt on police claims that the missing girl's body had been in the trunk of her parents' car, and may have been exaggerated to "put pressure" on the McCanns.The Portuguese prosecutor insisted that "no line of investigation" has yet been ruled out. (Read more Madeleine McCann stories.)

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