British police are eager to question a series of individuals who may be “of interest” in the case of Madeleine McCann who went missing in Praia da Luz in the Algarve just over six years ago. In Portugal, police say the case “remains closed”.
Scotland Yard said last Friday that it would like to question a list of “about 20 people” who might lead to solving what is one of the greatest ever unsolved missing persons’ mysteries.
Detective chief superintendent Hamish Campbell, head of Scotland Yard’s homicide and serious crime command, revealed British police investigating the case in the ambit of Operation Grange, believe they could get closer to the truth should they be afforded the opportunity of speaking to these “person’s of interest”.
“The purpose of the review was to look at the case with fresh eyes and there is always real benefit in doing so. The review has further identified both investigative and forensic opportunities to support the Portuguese”, Campbell said in a statement.
“There is more than a handful of people of interest which could be explored further if only to be eliminated.
“The key things are to investigate the case and our work
is happening to support the Portuguese.”
But Portuguese PJ police have since stated they have nothing to add to Campbell’s comments, reminding national media that the case remains closed and has been since 2008.