New Images of Madeleine McCann Suspect May Be the Break the Case Needs (PHOTO)

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madeleine mccannThe family of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old girl who was abducted while visiting Portugal with her family from England six years ago, might have new hope today. Authorities have released a previously unseen composite image. The man pictured is thought to be a potential suspect in the case of the missing toddler.

The computer generated image shows a man between the ages of 20 and 40. The suspect is thought to have been in the resort town of Praia da Luz during the time Madeleine was kidnapped. While a lead like this is jaw-dropping and can't help but inspire hope, it also begs the question -- why is this image being released six years after the baby was taken?

Scotland Yard explains that it is only now, years later, that they have a full understanding of the timeline during which Madeleine was abducted. This new timeline serves to underscore the importance of places and people previously not considered as having any involvement in the crime. The authorities now turn to the public for help. It's a strong tactic that sends a clear message. They haven't give up on Madeleine.

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They are hoping that releasing the sketch will be the first step toward apprehending the suspect. This is the latest in a series of new developments in the case since this past July. Madeleine's family and the team working hard to solve the case are well overdue for new information to bring about justice. To finally have a face of someone whose involvement might provide answers is just the sort of break the case needs. After six years, such a break is astounding in the best possible way.

Do you think this new image will help solve the crime?


Image via Handout/Getty; Sang Tan/Corbis

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Amy Sykes

Is it just me or does the suspect drawing kinda look like the Dad? (Not saying the Dad had anything to do with it.)

jalaz77 jalaz77

No I don't think it will solve the crime but I say keep putting this info out there just in case the girl is still alive then she will know her parents are still thinking about her and are trying.

Jane Rioux

It looks like her father

Deirdre Murray

It looks nothing like her father. Don't be ridiculous!

Shirley Cheek

oh i pray something will help find this poor little girl and i pray for her poor parents.this is such a agonizing thing for them to go through this.

Krystle Clark

Is it just me or does that sketch look JUST like her father!?!?

Nicole Perez

is it just me ir does the sketch look like the dad hmmm i think so

Kristine Heller

I was just thinking the same thing it looks like her father.  Uhm someone may have screwed up some place.



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