Dutch student claims she saw missing British girl
Dutch student believes she saw missing British toddler Madeleine McCann at a roadside restaurant in southern France last week
MONTPELLIER, France, February 21, 2008 - A Dutch student believes she saw
missing British toddler Madeleine McCann at a roadside restaurant in southern
France last week, French police said Wednesday.
A police source close to the investigation said the woman had no physical
evidence to back up her claim, but security video footage from the restaurant
near Sete was being examined for any sign of the missing girl.
"She seemed to be thin and her hair was short," the student, Melissa
Firing, was quoted as saying in the Dutch newspaper De Gelderlander.
The girl vanished shortly before her fourth birthday from her bedroom in
the McCanns' rented villa during a holiday in the Portuguese resort of Praia
da Luz on May 4 last year.
Her parents have been named as formal suspects by Portuguese police, while
another Briton, 35-year-old Robert Murat, was also placed under investigation
To date no sign of Madeleine has been found and no charges brought against