The parents of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared exactly 15 years ago during a family vacation in Portugal, are still hoping for answers. They praised the efforts of police in three countries, Britain, Germany and Portugal, to solve the mystery.
Kate and Jerry McCann, both British doctors living in England, issued a statement today, exactly 15 years after the disappearance of their 3-year-old daughter from a holiday apartment in southern Portugal. “Regardless of the outcome, Madeleine will always be our daughter and a truly heinous crime has been committed,” they wrote in the statement. website which was created to draw attention to a physical disappearance. “It doesn’t look any harder than any other year, but it doesn’t feel any easy either. It’s a very long time.
They thanked the British, Portuguese and German police who continued to try to find out what happened when the 3-year-old disappeared from her bed. Maddie stayed in the same room with her two-year-old twin brother in 2007 while her parents were having dinner with friends at a nearby restaurant. The parents hope that one day the investigation will enable the police to answer their questions. “Uncertainty makes us weak, knowledge and certainty give us strength, so our need for answers, for truth, is essential.”
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Last month, Portuguese prosecutors formally filed charges The latest suspect in the investigation. They did not mention his name, due to Portuguese privacy laws, but said they were acting at the request of German authorities and in consultation with British investigators. German police said in 2020 they were investigating a German man already in prison in connection with the disappearance of McCann, who was three years old at the time of her disappearance. It would be Christian B, a German homosexual.
German authorities have been claiming for a few years to have evidence of Madi’s murder. The decision to officially designate Christian B as a suspect may have something to do with the fact that a fifteen-year statute of limitations is in force in Portugal.
Huge international campaign
Madi’s disappearance sparked a massive international campaign to find her. Pictures of the little girl, with her curly light brown hair and big eyes, went viral around the world. After a 14-month investigation, in which even the parents were suspected for some time, the Portuguese police closed the case in 2008, then reopened it five years later.
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