Madeleine McCann suspect never fully investigated

Published:  4 May at 2 PM
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As reported by This is London, a UK man whose family called the police after thinking he had something to do with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was never thoroughly investigated.

The expatriate suspect, who was residing in the Algarve when the child disappeared, was deemed a suspect by his own brother. However, detectives failed to eliminate him from the police inquiry.

Marking the fifth anniversary of the child’s disappearance, the attorney of McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry, expressed her hopes that the lead will be looked into by Scotland Yard, who launched a reassessment of the case.

The British suspect, who is named in detective files but for legal reasons cannot be identified, was supposedly desperate to have children, but he and his partner at the time were not able to conceive.

The suspect’s brother informed UK officers that the suspect had told him as well as other family members that if he was unable to have a child, then he would abduct one. The tip was allegedly passed on to Portuguese officials.

However, the McCanns’ attorney Isabel Duarte stated that he was never investigated “properly” or eliminated from the police inquiry. The male suspect — who was living in Espiche near where Madeleine disappeared on May 3, 2007 — owned a boat near Lagos in the marina.

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