Madeleine McCann’s Parents Release Pumpkin Picture of Missing Daughter with Halloween Message … “We remain hopeful that she may still be found”

It is hard to believe that Madeleine McCann has been missing since May 3, 2007 …

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have released a picture the other day of her dressed as a pumpkin with a special Halloween message, and urged people not to give up hope of finding her. The UK Mirror reported that last week, the Metropolitan Police cut the number of detectives working on her case from 29 to just four. However, her parents said they “remain hopeful” they will find her. That is all any parent can hang on to with a missing child is hope.

The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann have released a picture of her dressed as a pumpkin in a special Halloween message, as they urge people not to give up hope of finding her.

They posted the Halloween picture on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page yesterday to remind the world that little Maddie still hasn’t been found.

The picture was posted alongside a short message that simply read “Happy Halloween”.

Madeleine went missing on holiday in Praia da Luiz, Portugal, on May 3 2007.

Facebook: Official Find Madeleine Campaign.

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Statement from Maddy’s parents via Facebook:

We would like to thank all the staff from Operation Grange for the meticulous and painstaking work that they have carried out over the last four and a half years. The scale and difficulty of their task has never been in doubt. We are reassured that the investigation to find Madeleine has been significantly progressed and the MPS has a much clearer picture of the events in PDL leading up to Madeleine’s abduction in 2007.

Given that the review phase of the investigation is essentially completed, we fully understand the reasons why the team is being reduced. We would also like to thank the Home Office for continuing to support the investigation.

Whilst we do not know what happened to Madeleine, we remain hopeful that she may still be found given the ongoing lines of inquiry.

~Gerry and Kate McCann

The Parents of Missing Madeleine “Maddy” McCann Win Libel Case Against Former Portuguese Detective Goncalo Amaral, ‘The Truth of the Lie’

Parents win libel case, but sadly Madeleine McCann still missing …

The parents of Madeleine McCann, Kate and Gerry McCann, have won their libel case against former Portuguese detective, Goncalo Amaral, who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter’s disappearance. The book was entitled, ‘The Truth of the Lie’.  The McCann’s were seeking 1.2 million euros in damages from Amaral, who was part of the police investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance from a vacation home in Praia da Luz, Portugal in May 2007. However, received 500,00 euros,  but didn’t grant the other claims. The 52-page court ruling, handed down Monday, also prohibited the sale of Amaral’s 2008 book The Truth of the Lie. In his book, Amaral reportedly wrote that the McCann’s had hidden their daughter’s body and faked an abduction after she died in an accident.

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The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have won 500,000 euros — $549,000 — in a libel action against a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter’s disappearance, according to a Lisbon court ruling published Tuesday.

The McCanns were seeking 1.2 million euros in damages from Goncalo Amaral, who was part of the police investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance from a vacation home in Portugal’s Algarve region in May 2007, days before her fourth birthday.

The claim included amounts for the parents as well as for Madeleine and her younger twin brother and sister.

The court decided to award 250,000 euros each to Kate and Gerry McCann, but didn’t grant the other claims. It said Kate and Gerry were “totally destroyed” and “depressed” by Amaral’s allegations and felt “ashamed” that they might appear to have been to blame for their daughter’s disappearance. They say Madeleine was abducted.

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Madeleine McCann Missing Since May 3, 2007 in Praia da Luz, Portugal … Police Investigating New Suspect Who Assaulted Other Young Girls & Linked to 12 Crimes at Resorts in Portugal

New lead reported by police in the investigation in the disappearance of missing Madeleine McCann …

Could a serial sexual predator been responsible for the disappearance of Maddy McCann? Authorities are saying that they are looking for a man who assaulted five other young British girls on vacation in Portugal.  Police are investigating 12 potentially linked crimes at resorts near where the toddler vanished between 2004 and 2006 by a man describe as being tanned with short, dark, unkempt hair. Three year old Madeleine McCann went missing on May 3, 2007 while on vacation with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

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Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are looking for a man who assaulted five other young British girls on vacation in Portugal, London’s Metropolitan Police said Wednesday.

Officers are investigating 12 potentially linked crimes at resorts near where the toddler vanished.

The man, whom witnesses describe as being tanned with short, dark, unkempt hair, is suspected of breaking in to 12 vacation homes where British families were staying in the Algarve between 2004 and 2010.

In four of the incidents, girls between 7 and 10 years of age were sexually assaulted in their beds. On one of these occasions, he assaulted two girls in the same villa, police said. These attacks happened between 2004 and 2006.

Timeline of Madeleine McCann case.

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On two occasions the suspect was wearing a burgundy long sleeve top. On one of those occasions it was described as having a white circle on the back.

Similarities and proximity of sexual assaults:

Of the 12 offenses, there were four in Carvoeiro, six in the Vale da Parra, Praia da Gale district, and two in Praia da Luz. On two occasions, the noise of a bin collection lorry could be heard nearby.

The man is said to have spoken in English with a foreign accent, and his voice was described as slow, or possibly slurred.

On two occasions the suspect was wearing a burgundy long sleeve top. On one of those occasions it was described as having a white circle on the back.

British Police Looking to Question 3 Men (Burglars) in Disappearance of Missing Madeleine McCann … Missing Since 2007 in Praia da Luz, Portugal

Madeleine McCann has been missing since 2007 when she disappeared while on vacation with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal. ABC News is reporting that British authorities have requested from Portuguese police that they be allowed to question three male suspects in regards to the disappearance of then, 3 year old Maddy McCann. The three men wanted for questioning are believed to be burglars who were operating in the area where Maddy McCann and her family were vacationing when Maddy went missing. According to reports, the 3 men made a “high number” of calls in the hours after Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.

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Maddy McCann at 3 years old … could there be a break in case after all these years?

London police appear poised to make an arrest in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the girl who was 3 when she vanished while on a Portuguese vacation with her family nearly seven years ago.

The arrests of a trio of alleged burglars who had been active in the neighborhood would be the result of Operation Grange, the reopening of the McCann investigation three years ago.

“We can confirm that a second International Letter of Request has been sent to the Portuguese authorities by the Crown Prosecution Services this week… in connection with Operation Grange,” Scotland Yard told ABC News in a statement. The authorities would not discuss any further details.

Scotland Yard is reportedly working with Portuguese police to find, detain and question three men believed to be burglars who were operating in the area where Madeleine and her family were on vacation in Portugal.

After pouring over records containing hundreds of cell phone numbers used during the time Maddie vanished, police found a high number of calls were made between these men in the hours after her disappearance

CNN:

After a renewed push for leads in the case of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, authorities in the United Kingdom are turning to Portuguese officials for help.

A letter sent by the Crown Prosecution Services to authorities in Portugal on Friday is requesting permission to conduct interviews in connection with the girl’s 2007 disappearance from her family’s holiday villa in the resort town of Praia da Luz.

Pedro do Carmo, the deputy national director of the Judiciary Police in Portugal, said Portuguese authorities have not yet received the letter, but he noted the latest lines in the Scotland Yard investigation focus on three people. Do Carmo declined to provide the nationalities of those three people, who he said have not been detained.

Are UK police ready to make arrests in this nearly 7 tear old missing person’s case?

For more updates, read others comments and analysis and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Person’s Forum: Madeleine McCann.

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UK Police Release Two “e-fit” Images of Man Thought to be Suspect in the Disappearance of Missing Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann went missing on the evening of May 3, 2007 while her family was on vacation in Praia da Luz, Portugal. However, the investigation continues as Scotland Yard continues to work toward finding answers as to what happened to Maddy McCain and where is she. UK police have released two “e-fit” images of the same man who witnesses say is a man that they saw the night that Madeleine McCann went missing. Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the man in the picture.

Madeleine McCann Suspect E-Fit2

Police in Britain have released images of a man whose identification is of “vital importance” to the investigation into the 2007 disappearance of a 3-year-old girl from a Portuguese town.

The two so-called “e-fit” images, constructed digitally with the help of statements from witnesses who say they saw the man on the night that Madeleine McCann went missing. will be featured in a BBC documentary on the case that will be broadcast across Britain Monday night.

The man is described as being white, aged between 20-40 years old, with short brown hair, of medium build, medium height and clean shaven.

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Sky News:

One of the main priorities for the investigation is being able to identify the man who is being described, police added.

The witnesses have described the man in the e-fit as being white, aged between 20 and 40 years old, with short brown hair, of medium build, medium height and clean shaven.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, the senior investigating officer, said: “Whilst this man may or may not be the key to unlocking this investigation, tracing and speaking to him is of vital importance to us.

“We have witnesses placing him in the resort area around the time of Madeleine’s disappearance.

“This is far from our only line of inquiry and there will be e-fits released of other sightings as well, who we are equally keen to trace. These people were seen on the day of Madeleine’s disappearance and the days leading up to it.”

UK Police Say Phone Records May Hold Key to Solving the Disappearance of Missing Madeleine McCann (Update: Was Maddy McCann ‘spotted alive weeks ago’?)

Madeleine McCann has been missing since May 2007 when the 3 year old disappeared while on vacation with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal. As reported at the BBC, British police believe that mobile phone records may hold the key to figuring out what happened to  Madeleine McCann. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood stated, officers were examining a “substantial amount of data” from thousands of mobile phones.

Scotland Yard officers are analyzing data from phones belonging to people in the village at the time – 41 people of interest have been identified. [...]
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, who is leading the inquiry, said officers were examining a “substantial amount of data” from thousands of mobile phones thought to belong to people who were in the resort of Praia da Luz in the days just before, during and after Madeleine’s disappearance.

Police are trying to identify the owner of each phone to build up a picture of exactly who was in the area. More than 3,000 people live in Praia de Luz, while holidaymakers and seasonal workers visit from countries across the world.

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Missing Madeleine McCann – Age progression

UPDATE I: Madeleine McCann – Police say it is “too early to speculate” over success of new Crimewatch appeal.

It is too early to speculate on the success of the latest Crimewatch appeal into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, police said today.

Met Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said it is hoped the TV appeal next week will produce new witnesses, but a conclusion to the case is not imminent.

A reconstruction featuring the “latest, most detailed understanding” of the events leading up to the youngster’s disappearance will be shown on BBC Crimewatch next Monday.

UPDATE II: Missing Madeleine McCann ‘was spotted alive weeks ago’.

A barrister revealed a man boasted to him he believes he met her on a Mediterranean island.

The man’s shock confession was made at a party in the North-west of England – and the lawyer was convinced by the level of detail.

The barrister, who wishes to remain anonymous, admitted he was shaken up by the encounter. Police were informed the next day.

Greater Manchester Police are preparing a file for Scotland Yard’s Operation Grange, which is leading the hunt for the youngster.

Breaking down in tears, the lawyer said: “I can’t tell you exactly why I believe what I was being told. It was just a gut feeling. I knew that by reporting it, it would compromise me in all sorts of ways.

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