Investigators have flown to India to track down a girl matching Maddie’s description and run a DNA test to discover if they have finally found the missing child.
Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parents’ vacation apartment in Portugal in May 2007, just days before her fourth birthday. Her parents Gerry and Kate McCann have never given up faith that they’ll find their daughter alive and have worked tirelessly over the last four years on a worldwide campaign to spread the word about missing Maddie. This sighting must give them fresh hope!According to the Chandigarh Tribune newspaper, a British tourist spotted the girl in the town of Leh. The woman was so convinced she had found Madeleine, she alerted other tourists and American visitor even tried to snatch the girl from the Belgian man and French woman who insisted they were her parents. The police intervened and made copies of the couple’s passports so they could be traced.
Indian police are now discussing how to proceed with the investigation with British authorities and investigators hired by the McCanns.
A spokesperson for Maddie’s parents explains, “Our private investigators are aware of the reports from India over the weekend about a possible sighting of Madeleine.”
“We are liaising with the Indian authorities over the incident and await the results of the DNA test.”
The sighting comes just two months after the fourth anniversary of Maddie’s disappearance, which was marked by the release of a book written by Kate, called Madeleine, Our Daughter’s Disappearance And The Continuing Search For Her.
The same month British Prime Minister David Cameron reopened the investigation into her disappearance, hoping for a “new perspective” to the case.
Let’s hope something results from this sighting and Maddie is finally found!
Update: MADDIE’S PARENTS SPEAK OUT
– Ian Garland
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