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.
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
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?
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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.
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.
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.
Missing Madeleine McCann – Age progression
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.
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.
Scotland Yard Says It Has “New Evidence and New Witnesses” in the Case of Missing Madeleine McCann … Identified 38 Persons of Interest
Is it possible, is Madeleine McCann still alive?
Madeleine McCann has been missing since May 2007 when she disappeared why on vacation with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Scotland Yard now says it has “new evidence and new witnesses” in the Madeleine McCann case and has opened a formal investigation into her disappearance. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, who is heading what has been called Operation Grange, is in charge of a 37 strong police team is two-thirds of the way through examining 30,500 documents from files held by the Portuguese authorities, British police as well as evidence compiled by seven private detective agencies . UK Metropolitan Police have identified 38 “people of interest” in connection with the disappearance six years ago in Portugal of British toddler Madeleine McCann. Twelve of who were UK Nationals who we believe were in Portugal at the time Madeleine disappeared.
Scotland Yard says it has “new evidence and new witnesses” in the Madeleine McCann case and has opened a formal investigation into her disappearance.
The Met Police said it still believed there was a chance Madeleine was alive and it was investigating 38 “persons of interest” after reviewing the evidence.
Madeleine’s parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, said the shift from review to investigation was “a big step forward”.
Irish Times: Police have 38 possible suspects in Madeleine McCann case.
“We continue to believe that there is a possibility that Madeleine is alive,” said Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood. “It is a positive step in our hunt for Madeleine that our understanding of the evidence has enabled us to shift from review to investigation.”
Despite massive international interest and numerous reported sightings from Belgium and Spain to Morocco, France and Malta, and investigations stretching as far away as Australia, the little girl’s fate remains a mystery.
More updates, comments and the history of the case can be found at Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Madeleine McCann.
Scotland Yard Says It Will Reopen New Investigation into the Disappearance of Missing Madeleine McCann
After a two year of review, Scotland Yard says it will reopen a new investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Madeleine McCann went missing on May 3, 2007 while on vacation with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal. As reported by Radar Online, Scotland Yard had closed the case back in 2008. But after tireless pressure from the McCann family and their supporters, Birtish Prime Minister David Cameron asked the Metropolitan Police to launch a probe. Is it possible that Maddy McCain could still be alive? Is it possible after all this time and so many initial mistakes in this case by Portuguese authorities that a resolution can come to this missing person’s case?
Missing Maddy McCain
After a two-year review, Scotland Yard says it will reopen and fully fund a new investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who vanished from her family’s vacation apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
That review comes after the intervention of British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose spokeswoman on Monday reiterated renewed support for the once-widely reported case, according to Britain’s Sky News.
“The Home Office remains committed to supporting the search for Madeleine McCann,” says the rep.
UK Police Announce New Leads in Missing Madeleine McCann …Searching for 6 British Cleaners Driving a White Van … Missing Since 3/6/07 in Praia da Luz, Portugal
According to British police, they are investigating new leads in the case of Madeleine McCann, the little British girl who disappeared six years ago in Portugal at the age of three. Scotland Yard officials have reviewed the case, they have a list of “people of interest” whom they plan to question in connection with the little girl’s disappearance. As reported in the Daily Mail, Scotland Yard hunt six British cleaners driving a white van.
Madeleine McCann went missing on March 6, 2007 from the resort that her family was staying in Praia da Luz, Portugal. It is hard to believe that Maddy has been missing for six years.
Age progression rendering of Maddy McCann
Scotland Yard said it has identified several “persons of interest” and “both investigative and forensic opportunities” in the case. The force said Friday its work is under way to support police in Portugal, even though they have closed their investigation into the disappearance.
As reported at FOX News, “The purpose of the review was to look at the case with fresh eyes and there is always real benefit in doing so.”
“The purpose of the review was to look at the case with fresh eyes and there is always real benefit in doing so. The review has further identified both investigative and forensic opportunities to support the Portuguese. There is more than a handful of people of interest which could be explored further if only to be eliminated,” Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell told Sky News.
Portuguese authorities who worked on the original investigation were widely criticized for how they handled the case.
Police initially focused their investigation on Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry. But the two were cleared in July 2008, when the attorney general ruled there was nothing to link them to Madeleine’s disappearance.
UPDATE I: Scotland Yard hunt six British cleaners driving a white van in search for missing Maddie.
British cleaners and Portuguese manual workers are among new suspects in the Madeleine McCann investigation, The Mail on Sunday has learned.
Sources said ‘low-level’ workers – handymen, cleaners and gardeners – have become the focus of interest. Some are thought to have been employed by the Ocean Club complex on a casual basis and may have already been interviewed.
Police are said to be keen to trace six British cleaners who were working in Praia da Luz when Madeleine vanished and who didn’t appear in the Portuguese files.
They are said to have used a white van and went from apartment to apartment offering their services, chiefly concentrating on expats.
Madeleine found or just wishful thinking?
Stephen Birch, a commercial real estate developer from South Africa and a self proclaimed investigator says he knows where missing Madeleine “Maddy” McCann is buried. Birch claims to have taken scans with a ground penetrating device last week in Praia da Luz, the Portuguese holiday resort, which includes the property called Casa Lilliana owned by Jennifer Murat, where Madeleine disappeared five years ago. He passed them to Scotland Yard detectives who are carrying out an investigative review of the case However, many are skeptical as this area had previously been searched.
Early on in the investigation of Madeleine’s disappearance, Jennifer’s son, Robert Murat who lived with his mother at Casa Lilliana was questioned by the police. A search of the grounds by police using hi-tech scanning equipment and a SAR dog resulted in finding no evidence.
However, there is a catch. The very individual who admittedly is obsessed with the case of missing Maddie McCann, could be facing legal issues. Stephen Birch trespassed on private property while doing his search and could face criminal trespassing charges.
Madeleine McCann was 3 years old when she vanished from the family’s hotel room where they were vacationing in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal in 2007.
Could missing Madeleine McCann still be alive, British authorities say she just might. Madeleine McCann disappeared five years ago while on a family vacation in Portugal. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said he is leading a team of more than 30 police officers focusing on the case; however, he said police also have to consider that she may be dead.
Madeleine McCann – Age progression
British girl Madeleine McCann, who went missing on a family vacation in Portugal, may still be alive, British authorities said Wednesday.
London’s Metropolitan Police plan to release a new image of the girl, who vanished in May 2007.
Madeleine was nearly 4 years old when she vanished from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz as her parents dined in a nearby tapas restaurant with friends.
Despite a huge police investigation and massive coverage in the Portuguese and British media, she has not been found.