British police say possible Madeleine McCann still alive
British police said Wednesday it was possible that Madeleine McCann, a girl who went missing in 2007 while on holiday with her parents in Portugal, was still alive.
Scotland Yard urged the Portuguese authorities to re-open the search for McCann, saying that a review of evidence carried out in Britain had found 195 “investigative opportunities”.
They also released a computer-aged image of how McCann would look as she approaches her ninth birthday on May 12.
“We genuinely believe there is a possibility that she is alive,” Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood from Scotland Yard’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command told reporters.
He said the British investigation had cost around £2 million ($3.2 million, 2.4 million euros) so far.
McCann vanished from the family’s hotel room in Praia da Luz in southern Portugal on May 3, 2007.