Four years after the 3-yr-old disappeared from her parents’ hotel room in Portugal, a private detective now says she may have been kidnapped, then smuggled into the US by pedophiles. So scary.
Gorgeous little Madeleine McCann was just 3-years-old when she disappeared from her family’s room in a posh Portuguese resort as her parents dined in a nearby restaurant. Now, a private detective investigating the case for the British family tells OK! magazine that the little girl may have been kidnapped and smuggled into the United States by an organized pedophile ring. The investigator, Marcelino Italiano, also says that he believes Maddy is alive!
Marcelino believes that “two prominent Portuguese businessmen with links to the country’s judiciary were involved in her disappearance in May 3, 2007.” He says these men have ties to a ring of pedophiles that has been responsible for the kidnapping of more than a dozen children. “They need to be exposed.”
U.S. officials say it’s possible that Maddy is being held captive here. “It it very possible she could be in this country,” Devorah Levine, manager of Contra Costa County’s Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative in California. “The problem is that it’s extremely difficult to find these people. Traffickers now operate with such sophistication, things are always being moved around.” So scary.
“We are grateful for the information,” Maddy’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann said in a statement. They are now focusing on exploring these new claims. You won’t be forgotten, Maddy!