Hunt for Maddy Shifts to Australia

By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2009 3:23 AM CDT
Hunt for Maddy Shifts to Australia
A picture of missing toddler Madeleine McCann is held by her aunt Philomena McCann as she gives television interviews after visiting Parliament in May 2007.   (Getty Images)

The search for Madeleine McCann has moved to Australia, two British tabloids and the Australian report. Private detectives working for the missing toddler's parents turned up a woman with an Australian accent who was spotted in Barcelona 3 days after Maddy went missing in Portugal in May 2007.

"What this Australian is reported to have said is of enough significant interest to launch a hunt for her, " a source tells the Sun. At a news conference scheduled for today, the investigators will distribute a sketch of the woman, the Daily Mail reports.
(Read more Madeleine McCann stories.)

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