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New suspect identified in 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann

Posted On: Jun 3, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

New suspect identified in 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann

British and German authorities are investigating a new suspect in connection with the disappearance of British child Madeleine McCann, 13 years ago. UK authorities on Wednesday described the development as a “significant new line of enquiry.”
The three-year-old vanished while sleeping in her family's holiday apartment in Portugal on May 3, 2007, in a case that has since gained widespread media attention in the UK. She has never been found, and no one has ever been charged over her disappearance.
The new suspect is a 43-year-old German man, authorities from both countries said.
The suspect has previously been convicted for sexually abusing children, German State Prosecutor's office of Braunschweig, State of Lower-Saxony said in a statement on Wednesday, which added that he is currently serving a “long” jail sentence “for an unrelated matter.” He is now being investigated for “possible murder” in connection with McCann, the office said.
The suspect had lived in Portugal's Algarve region from 1995 to 2007, and...

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