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Cops Poised to Make Arrests in Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

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By LAMA HASAN
via GOOD MORNING AMERICA

January 13, 2014
LAMA HASAN

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.

The McCann family spokesman refused to comment about the investigation.

"I'm afraid we are saying nothing about any aspect of Operation Grange whilst the police work continues, least of all about any tabloid speculation surrounding it,'' the spokesman told ABC News.

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.

Last year, Scotland Yard said one of their significant lines of inquiry was the four-fold increase in burglaries in the resort where the McCanns had been staying, peaking in April, 2007. Madeleine disappeared in May, 2007.

Two of the burglaries took place in April in the apartment block where the McCann family was staying. In both of the April burglaries entry was gained via a window.

Madeleine was just days away from her fourth birthday when she vanished from her hotel room bed while her parents dined at a nearby restaurant. Her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were immediately named suspects by Portuguese police, but were eventually cleared.

For the past seven years since her disappearance, the McCanns have campaigned to keep her name and picture in the news, most recently making a heartfelt plea to anyone who has any information on her disappearance on Britain's version of America's Most Wanted late last year.

The show featured a re-enactment of the most detailed sequence of events the night she went missing, generating more than 300 phone calls and 170 emails with specific lines of inquiry relating to Maddie's case.

Last July, when Scotland Yard decided to move from a review to an investigation, Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said he believed there is a possibility she is alive.

''There is no clear, definitive proof that Madeleine McCann is dead, so on that basis I still genuinely believe that there is a possibility that she is alive,'' Redwood said.

I hope the baby is alive, but, the parents should never have left two babies alone while they partied.


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Maddy McCann Cops Release Sketches of Several Possible Kidnap Suspects

LONDON

By JEAN-NICHOLAS FIEVET
via GOOD MORNING AMERICA

October 14, 2013

Scotland Yard have released new computer generated images of several men they believe could have snatched Madeleine McCann in Portugal six years ago.

The new leads, described as very significant by police, are featured in a 25 minute long British televised appeal for more witnesses and information. The video includes new interviews with Madeleine's parents and a reconstruction by actors of the events leading up to her disappearance.

Police have also raised the possibility that a burglar may have entered the family's vacation apartment in the resort town of Praia da Luz.

Madeleine was 3 when she went missing on May 3, 2007, while her parents dined with friends less than 200 feet away at a restaurant inside a hotel resort. What happened to her remains a mystery.

The case was closed by Portuguese police in 2008, but Scotland Yard launched its own review in 2011, followed by a fresh investigation in July this year. It says it now has a more accurate account of what happened the night Madeleine went missing, which has given new significance to sightings of people in and around Praia da Luz, including the men detectives are now trying to trace.

The focus of previous investigations had centered on a man seen walking away from the crime scene with a child in his arms. British detectives now believe they have identified that man, and have ruled him out of their enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector, Andy Redwood, who is leading the investigation, calls the developments a, "revelation." His officers are now focusing on a later sighting of a different man. Witnesses saw the man walking away from the apartment carrying a small child at around the same time Madeleine's mother discovered she was missing.

"It is vital that we identify who he is," Redwood said. "The description of two different witnesses who saw him said he was a white man aged in his 30's with short brown hair, medium build, of medium height and clean-shaven. He was seen carrying a child aged 3-4 years old who had blonde hair and was possibly wearing pajamas. There may be an entirely innocent explanation of this man but we need to establish who he is to assist with our enquiries."

Police have also appealed for information on a number of unidentified, "blonde-haired," men seen near the McCann's apartment on or around May 3, 2007. According to Scotland Yard, they may have been scoping out the family's routine and planning to abduct Madeleine. Some eyewitnesses have said the men looked Scandinavian, and were possibly speaking in German or Dutch.

A surge in the number of burglaries in the area around the time of Madeleine's disappearance, including in the same block of apartments, may also be significant. In addition, Scotland Yard are looking at what might have been a number of con men posing as charity workers collecting donations from vacationers in the area.

Detectives describe the new leads as significant, but believe there's still a long way to go in their investigation.

Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have spoken about the events of the day that she went missing, and how they felt, "upset, angry," when there were made suspects by Portuguese police.

Kate McCann has described the moment she realized Madeleine was no longer in the apartment, "I guess I was looking at Madeleine's bed and I couldn't ...couldn't make it out, and I realized that she was not actually in that bed and I thought ahh...I wonder if she has woken up and gone through to our bed...She wasn't in our bed and that was the first time where I guess panic kicked in."

"When it's a special occasion, when you should be your happiest and Madeleine's not there, that's when it really hits home," Gerry McCann said in the televised appeal.

Praia da Luz is a popular vacation destination, so detectives are travelling to Holland, Germany, and Ireland to appeal for more information. The British TV appeal will also be shown in Holland and Germany, where most of the tourists in Praia da Luz come from.

Law enforcement agencies in 30 other mostly European countries have been asked for help in tracing people. British police are offering a $32,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and prosecution. Data from phone calls made in the area are still being analyzed by police. According to Scotland Yard, phone records were not looked at in detail during the initial Portuguese investigation.

Prime Minister David Cameron has voiced his support for the investigation. "I'm very pleased that Scotland Yard are doing this work," he said. "The Government has helped to fund the work that is being done. This was a crime that touched the heart of everyone in the country and everyone would like to see it resolved, so I hope Scotland Yard continue with their work and I wish them success."

Paul Luckman, publisher of 'The Portugal News', the largest English language paper in the country, is not so sure. "Six years have gone by and the case is over," he tells ABC News. "What can anyone realistically expect to find new?"

PHOTO: Left and center, undated e-fit images issued by the Metropolitan Police believed to be of the same man seen in Praia da Luz at the time of the disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann in 2007.

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Fingers crossed that this brings some kind of closure to the case and Parents. And it isn’t all just hype.

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Irresponsible parents leads to shit like this.

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Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have spoken about the events of the day that she went missing, and how they felt, "upset, angry," when there were made suspects by Portuguese police.
That's standard procedure, nothing to get all butthurt over. Police in every country look at the immediate family as the first suspects cases like this- and they're usually right.

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I still wont forgive them for using donation money to fund searches to pay off their mortgages and go on vacation to the Caribbean.

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I still wont forgive them for using donation money to fund searches to pay off their mortgages and go on vacation to the Caribbean.
I hadn't read that, Shadedwill. Thank you.

They were too cheap to pay for a babysitter

They probably sold the baby

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Poor kid.

I hope they find out what happened as prosecute those responsible.
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I still wont forgive them for using donation money to fund searches to pay off their mortgages and go on vacation to the Caribbean.
Just... They learned nothing.

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Parents must be bricking it.

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