Missing Maddie's parents say she could be alive, in Spain
22 August 2007, MADRID - The parents of Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who went missing from a Portuguese hotel bedroom in May, said they believe their daughter could be alive, possibly in Spain.
22 August 2007
MADRID - The parents of Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who went missing from a Portuguese hotel bedroom in May, said they believe their daughter could be alive, possibly in Spain.
In interviews published in Spain's three main daily newspapers, the couple added they had not yet made up their minds to leave the Portuguese town from where Madeleine disappeared on May 3, as has been reproted by the media.
"The possibility that Madeleine is alive and in Spain is real. It is something we did not consider in the beginning but which we are now seriously considering," Gerry McCann told Spanish daily El Mundo.
"The border between the two countries is very big. If someone had a car, it is obvious they could reach Spain. There is no checks on the border and no one closed it the night that Madeleine disappeared," he added.
Gerry and Kate McCann appealed for help for the search for their daughter from the Spanish public during a visit to Madrid on June 1 which also included a meeting with Spanish Interior Minixter Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba.
They made a second visit to Spain since their daughter went missing earlier this month to put up posters with images of Madeleine in Huelva, a Spanish city located near the Portuguese border.
[Copyright AFP with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news