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Maddy's Parents Weigh Book Deal
Maddy's Parents Weigh Book Deal

Maddy's Parents Weigh Book Deal

Spokesman calls project chance to tell 'their side of the story'

(Newser) - Madeleine McCann's parents are considering telling the story of their daughter's disappearance in a book, with proceeds to go toward the Find Madeleine campaign, the Guardian reports. "It's a legitimate way of raising money for the fund, but would also give them a chance to put across their side...

Maddy 'Suspect' Sues UK Media
 Maddy 'Suspect' Sues UK Media 

Maddy 'Suspect' Sues UK Media

Record libel suit rocks major outlets

(Newser) - A former suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is suing 12 British news organizations for libel. It's the largest number of claims ever against British media concerning a single issue, reports the Guardian. Robert Murat lived near the Portuguese vacation apartment where the McCanns were staying when the 3-year-old...

Maddy's Parents Ignored Her Crying: Police

McCanns angry over leak as they promote EU Amber Alert system

(Newser) - Maddy McCann scolded her parents on the morning she vanished for ignoring her sobs the previous night, and her parents promised to keep a better eye on her, the London Times reports. The leaked transcripts of police interviews with Kate and Gerry McCann surfaced as the McCanns visited Brussels to...

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 Friend Says She Saw Maddy Abducted

Potential witness insists girl was taken, parents are innocent

(Newser) - A close friend of the McCann family says she saw a man carrying Madeleine McCann from the Portuguese resort where they were staying, the BBC reports. "I think it's important that people know what I saw because I believe Madeleine was abducted," said Jane Tanner, who agreed to...

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 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...

McCanns Give Teary Talk
McCanns Give Teary Talk

McCanns Give Teary Talk

Couple promotes hotline on Spanish TV, certain Maddy is still alive

(Newser) - Maddy's mom cried on Spanish TV today as she pleaded for public help and announced a 24-hour line to find her daughter. "Somebody knows something" about Maddy's whereabouts, Kate McCann said alongside her husband. "I think she is possibly being held by someone in their house." It...

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...

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