Madeleine McCann

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Maddy Suspect Asked About Her 'New Daughter'

Calls flood in after request for tips about Australian woman

(Newser) - Private investigators working for Madeleine McCann's parents have received “hundreds of calls” from people with information about a woman who may be involved in the child’s disappearance, the Telegraph reports. A witness said the woman, described as a Victoria Beckham lookalike with an Australian accent, was pacing and...

Hunt for Maddy Shifts to Australia

(Newser) - 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.

Pedophile Says He Saw Maddy Before She Vanished

Dying suspect demands he be paid thousands to talk to private investigators

(Newser) - A British pedophile has changed his story and now says he saw Madeleine McCann twice before she disappeared in Portugal two years ago, Bild reports. Raymond Hewlett, who is recovering from throat cancer surgery in Germany and may have just weeks to live, previously insisted he was miles away. Investigators...

Maddy Parents Demand Pedophile Come Clean

Family believes sex offender has info on toddler's disappearance

(Newser) - Madeleine McCann's parents are demanding a brutal British pedophile come forward with any information he has about the disappearance of their daughter, reports the Independent. Raymond Hewlett, who has served time for assaulting young girls, was staying at a campsite near the Portugal resort where Maddy McCann vanished two years...

Brit Pedophile Probed in Maddy Case

Convict on the lam served time for armed sex assaults on young girls

(Newser) - Private detectives are investigating a violent British pedophile in the disappearance of toddler Madeleine McCain, reports the Telegraph. Raymond Hewlitt, 64, was living near the Portugal resort where Maddy vanished from her bedroom two years ago while on a family vacation. Hewlitt, a former soldier, has served time for armed...

Maddy's Parents to Sue Ex Police Boss

(Newser) - The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann are preparing to sue the former Portuguese police chief who has continued to accuse them of playing a role in their daughter's disappearance, reports the Telegraph. "We're taking legal action over his entirely unfounded and grossly defamatory claims that Madeleine is not...

Private Maddy Probe Yields Sketch of Suspect

Man watched family for days: witnesses

(Newser) - Madeleine McCann's parents say they hope a new artist's sketch of a pockmarked, frail man seen lurking around their Portugal apartment before the child disappeared will yield fresh clues. Detectives the couple hired interviewed witnesses and combed police files to produce the image, People reports. Gerry and Kate McCann will...

Parents Hunt On for Maddy
 Parents Hunt On for Maddy 

Parents Hunt On for Maddy

Two years after she vanished, family searches for girl they hope is still alive

(Newser) - Two years after toddler Maddy McCann vanished during a family vacation in Portugal, her devastated parents continue searching for their daughter, reports the Telegraph. The family has distributed photos of Maddy as she might appear today as a 6-year-old. "We need to get out there she's alive, she's findable,...

Maddy's Parents Release Video in New Plea

Spunky toddler cuts up with baby brothers in heartbreaking new footage

(Newser) - The parents of missing toddler Maddy McCann have released heartbreaking new footage of their daughter in a new plea to the public to help in the search for her, reports the Independent. The scenes reveal a fun-loving, spunky kid playing with her siblings, showing off new pink shoes and donning...

McCann Family Pals Win Libel Settlement

Tabloids hit with $650K judgment for 'wholly untrue' claims

(Newser) - A British tabloid company has paid some $650,000 in libel damages after printing false information about the friends who dined with Madeleine McCann’s parents on the night of the 3-year-old’s disappearance. The Express Newspapers chain apologized to the group and agreed that its claims were “wholly...

Pedophile Ring May Have Nabbed Maddy

Police email says Belgian group targeted missing toddler

(Newser) - Madeleine McCann may have been abducted by a Belgian pedophile ring, according to recently released police files. British police sent an email to their Portuguese counterparts in March, detailing a tip they’d received from an anonymous source, the Telegraph reports. The tip said the Belgian ring had agreed to...

Cops Unveil Missing Maddy Sighting
Cops Unveil Missing Maddy Sighting

Cops Unveil Missing Maddy Sighting

Shopkeeper says tot told her stranger 'took me from my mummy'

(Newser) - Portuguese police files on the Madeline McCann investigation made public Monday include a report by an Amsterdam shop clerk of an encounter with a child who looked very much like her and who said she had been snatched by strangers "from my holiday." There was no indication whether...

Portugal Cops End Maddy Investigation

Officials cite lack of evidence in case of child missing since '07

(Newser) - After 14 months, Portuguese police officially ended their investigation into the 2007 disappearance of 3-year old British girl Madeleine McCann, the BBC reports. A lack of evidence has brought the case—which began after Madeleine disappeared from a vacation apartment—to a standstill, Portugal's attorney general said. Madeleine's mother and...

Maddy Police Chief Pens 'Explosive' Book

Tell-all revealed just as case is abandoned

(Newser) - The former Portuguese police chief who led the investigation into British tyke Madeleine McCann's disappearance will release a book on the case which he claims will contain "‘explosive revelations," the Guardian reports. The book, True Lies by Gonçalo Amaral, is believed to contain attacks on British...

Maddy 'Suspect' Wins Libel Damages
Maddy 'Suspect' Wins
Libel Damages

Maddy 'Suspect' Wins Libel Damages

Brit lived near resort where toddler went missing

(Newser) - A man named by police as a suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann will collect $1 million in libel damages from a number of British newspapers in a deal expected to be announced today. Brit Robert Murat, 34, lived near the Portuguese resort where Maddy disappeared during...

Portugal Cops Will Close Maddy Case

Police cite lack of evidence; McCanns will continue search

(Newser) - Police in Portugal plan to end their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in the next two weeks because of a lack of evidence, the AP reports. The parents of the British girl, who went missing while on a family vacation last May, will continue their own search, said...

Maddy Missing One Year Today
 Maddy Missing One Year Today 

Maddy Missing One Year Today

Services in UK, Portugal mark anniversary of girl's disappearance

(Newser) - On the first anniversary of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal, her parents attended a UK church service in her honor, and similar ceremonies were planned elsewhere in Britain and Portugal. Supporters of the McCann family will light candles tonight in Madeleine’s honor, while the girl’s favorite...

McCanns: Leaving Maddy 'Last-Minute' Decision

Parents tell of anguish as anniversary nears

(Newser) - Almost a year after their daughter's disappearance, Madeleine McCann's parents spoke of the "last-minute decision" that now torments them to leave Maddy alone in their vacation hotel room while they left for dinner. “It was cold," Kate McCann said of the night Maddy vanished. "I knew...

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...

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