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Maddy Parents Win Apology— and $1.1M

Two newspapers run front-page mea culpa after losing libel suits

(Newser) - Two downmarket British tabloids ran front-page apologies to the parents of Madeleine McCann today. The Daily Express and the Daily Star apologized for carrying articles that suggested that Kate and Gerry McCann killed their missing daughter in Portugal last year. The company that owns the two newspapers also paid the...

Witness Says 'Creepy Man' Kidnapped Maddy

New sketch sparks worldwide manhunt

(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...

McCanns Deny Maddy Movie Deal
McCanns Deny Maddy
Movie Deal

McCanns Deny Maddy Movie Deal

Only considering projects with 'positive' impact on hunt for daughter, dad says

(Newser) - The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann are denying reports that they're negotiating a movie deal with a US production company about the heartbreaking case. "We categorically deny that we are considering a movie about Madeleine's disappearance. This is simply untrue," Madeleine's dad, Gerry, wrote on his weblog.

Family in Talks for Maddy Movie
Family in Talks for Maddy Movie

Family in Talks for Maddy Movie

Film proceeds would continue to fund search effort

(Newser) - The saga of Madeleine McCann's disappearance may wind up on the big screen: Her family is in talks with a film studio, the Guardian reports. A McCann spokesman says proceeds from any deal would replenish the $2.3 million fund that finances an investigative team on a nearly $100,000...

Hundreds Call Maddy Hotline After Parents' Christmas Plea

Private investigators look into new tips

(Newser) - A hotline set up in the hunt for Madeleine McCann was flooded with 347 calls after her parents made a televised plea for information regarding the missing 4-year-old 's whereabouts. A private detective company hired by Gerry and Kate McCann, who both remain suspects in the case, will investigate the...

McCanns Make Christmas Plea for Maddy

Parents release video appealing for their daughter's return

(Newser) - The parents of Madeleine McCann issued a video message today telling their daughter that "our only Christmas wish is for you to be back with us again" and pleading that anyone with information about her disappearance come forward. The video includes footage of the toddler unwrapping presents last year,...

Panicked Pedophile Killed Maddy: Cops

Killer suffocated girl when she screamed, escaped with corpse

(Newser) - Madeleine McCann was killed by a panicked pedophile who suffocated the 4-year-old when she screamed, then escaped with the body, Portuguese police now theorize. The U-turn in the case came after a senior detective took over the investigation, according to the Portuguese newspaper Publico,  and it would exonerate Maddy's...

Dad: Predator Stalked Us, Snatched Maddy

British TV airs father's taped statement

(Newser) - The father of missing toddler Madeleine McCann says he thinks a "predator" was watching his family during a vacation in Portugal and snatched Maddy after seeing her parents leave their hotel for a nearby restaurant. "They've watched me go in, come back out and then they've thought, 'That's...

McCann Pals May Be Named Suspects in Maddy Case

Threat comes as cops probe holes in stories

(Newser) - Friends of the parents of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann have been warned they could be named suspects in her disappearance as Portuguese investigators probe inconsistencies in their stories, reports the Times of London. Seven friends dined with Kate and Gerry McCann the evening Maddy disappeared from her bed during...

Maddy Search Hits 6th Month
Maddy Search Hits 6th Month

Maddy Search Hits 6th Month

Gerry McCann 'hopes she is being treated like a princess'

(Newser) - As the search for his missing daughter entered its sixth month yesterday, Gerry McCann expressed his anguish in his internet diary: “It is so painful for us simply being separated, but all the more distressing when we have to speculate about the situation Madeleine finds herself [in]." Seeking...

McCanns Used Maddie Fund to Help Pay Their Mortgage

After six months, still no sign of missing girl

(Newser) - Madeleine McCann's parents used money from a fund set up to help find the missing girl to pay the mortgage, the Guardian Unlimited reports. The couple made two payments with money from the £1m fund, a family spokesman said. Both parents have been on unpaid leave since Maddie disappeared...

McCanns Release Sketch of Man Carrying Child Away

Spotted on night of Maddy's disappearance

(Newser) - In the latest effort to find their missing daughter, Kate and Gerry McCann yesterday released an artist's impression of a man seen carrying a child near the McCanns' vacation apartment in Portugal on the evening of Maddy's disappearance. The sketch is based on the testimony of a friend dining with...

McCann Friends Questioned as Maddy Hunt Starts Over

New detectives review case from ground up

(Newser) - Portuguese police hope to question two close friends of the McCann family as new detectives attempt to make up for early bungling of the Madeleine McCann search. One of the two, who were with Maddy's parents when she disappeared, reported seeing a man carry a child from the McCanns' apartment,...

Police Launch New Search for Maddy
Police Launch New Search
for Maddy

Police Launch New Search for Maddy

Bloody footprint discovered outside bedroom

(Newser) - Investigators are launching a fresh, extensive search for missing toddler Madeleine McCann, London newspapers are reporting. The search will focus within a 9-mile radius of the Portuguese resort where the toddler disappeared on vacation, including coastline, isolated villas, forests and a reservoir. Police have also revealed they discovered evidence of...

Maddy Probe Points to Maid at Resort

Investigators pursue tip about recently fired employee

(Newser) - A maid who had recently been fired from the Portuguese resort where Madeleine McCann and her family were staying when the girl disappeared is the latest person to come under investigators' scrutiny. Police learned the maid's identity from an email tip sent from somewhere on the Iberian peninsula to Prince...

Possible Maddy Photo Surfaces
Possible Maddy Photo Surfaces

Possible Maddy Photo Surfaces

Tourist in Morocco snapped pic of blonde girl resembling the missing child

(Newser) - A Spaniard on holiday in Morocco has introduced the latest twist in the Madeleine McCann case: A blurry photo in which a similar-looking blond girl peeks around the woman carrying her on her back, almost as if to say "Help me." The photo, snapped at about 200 meters...

McCann Prosecutor: No Body, No Case
McCann Prosecutor:
No Body, No Case

McCann Prosecutor: No Body, No Case

'Extremely complicated' to move forward, says prosecutor

(Newser) - A Portuguese prosecutor has announced that unless the body of Madeleine McCann is found, it would be nearly impossible to convict her parents of her murder. Suspects Kate and Gerry McCann vowed to continue to search for their daughter, who disappeared on vacation from her bedroom while her parents were...

McCanns' Own Request Led to Questioning

Maddy's parents asked for the sniffer dogs that implicated them

(Newser) - Kate and Gerry McCann's request that Portuguese police go back over evidence in the case of their daughter's disappearance led investigators to suspect them, reports the Guardian. The sniffer dogs brought in detected the "scent of death" on Kate's clothes, and new DNA evidence seemed to indicate that Madeleine's...

Case Against Maddy's Parents May Be Faltering

Police find 'no new evidence' as DNA is called into question

(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...

Cops Head to England With Questions for McCanns

Maddy's parents offer explanation

(Newser) - Portuguese investigators headed to England to question Madeleine McCann's parents just hours after the couple announced they have "perfectly innocent" explanations for how their missing daughter's DNA wound up in the trunk of their rental car. The detectives are expected to hand a list of 40 questions to British...

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