Latest Madeleine McCann Case Developments Renew Our Hopes She'll Be Found Alive

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madeleine mccann 10 years oldIt's been six years since then-3-year-old Madeleine McCann went missing, but that hasn't stopped authorities from looking for her. In fact, earlier this summer, the case was reopened, and Scotland Yard appeared to be taking an especially aggressive approach to finding the missing child, who would be 10 years old now. They've even now joined forces with Portugal police, assembling a new team, which will make inquires and question witnesses on behalf of Scotland Yard. It definitely piques our interest about what sort of information they've come across recently that has convinced them to amp up the investigation.

At the very least, it seems to have to do with the fact that over the past two years, they have found "a wealth of new witnesses and leads involving 38 suspects," according to The Mirror. And one of the new compelling voices is a 73-year-old cab driver.

The cab driver thinks he may have picked up Madeleine and at least two men and one woman the night after she disappeared. Whoa. Let's hope he can shed some light on what may have happened ... and help lead the investigators to her whereabouts.

Knowing witnesses like this cab driver and others may be able to divulge telling details is HUGE. I feel like the McCanns and the public can also take heart in the fact that Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said that over the last two years, his review has shown "there is no clear, definitive proof that Madeleine is dead." Therefore it only makes sense that U.K. and Portuguese forces would unite to try to do everything in their power to find her. From what we know, it sounds like they've already got a great start ... Fingers crossed these promising leads bring Madeleine home sooner rather than later.

What do you think about the new information in the Madeleine McCann case?


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Jacee... Jacee2348

I'm praying the new leads can bring her home to her family, but who knows what kind of scars that child will carry with her for the rest of her life, especially if she was sold in the sex trade business.  As disturbing as it sounds, it is an unfortunate reality, even with children as young as 3 (the age she went missing).  Prayers for the family!  I can't fathom their pain of not knowing what happened to their daughter all these years. 

nonmember avatar emily

The cab driver Antonio Castela,has been in the news several times over the years so if the police have new information I doubt it will have come from him. In 2008 Castela said he picked up Maddy on the night she
disappeared, Thursday 3 May 2007. Castela now says it was the day after, Friday 4 May. He also claimed in 2008 that Maddy was accompanied by three men and a women and according to him the child had a mark in her eye like Maddy, the woman looked like her mother Kate, and one of the men looked like Robert Murat (the first person to be made a suspect in the case). Castela says he reported the matter but the police never got back to him, and now he is telling a completely different story to the media, even going so far as changing the actual date when this is supposed to have happened. How could anyone get that wrong?

nonmember avatar Lisa Griffith

I hope she is alive, but if she is chances are she has been through unimaginable horror at the hand of some sick people. I hope if she is alive it was a case of someone who just wanted to love a child and not some pervert.

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