British police are set to unfold the details behind a new appeal to help find the missing U.K. girl, Madeleine McCann.
Armed with allegedly, a new set of suspects, Scotland Yard is set to bring forth a new public appeal for help in solving the mystery of the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann who went missing from a vacation spot in The Algarve Praia Del Luz, Portugal May 3, 2007.
Police say that they are starting fresh, working from the beginning and have set a new time frame for the toddler’s disappearance.
With some 41 “persons of interest” in mind, British police are renewing a public appeal for any information that the public may have stored away in their memories but, needing a jolt to remember. Fifteen of the 41 are reportedly U.K. Nationalists. Several of the 41 may be “charity collectors”.
Police have issued a computer generated image of one man in particular that they are interested in knowing more about. Allegedly between 20 and 40 years of age, this man was said to have been seen, carrying a child of McCann’s description near the vacation resort at around 10:00 p.m. the evening the young girl was found missing.
Allegedly, McCann’s parents, Gerry and Kate McCann had left Madeleine and her two younger twin siblings, asleep in their rented apartment to cross the street and have dinner and drinks with friends at about 8:30 that evening. Kate McCann is deemed to have gone back to check on the children at around 10:00 p.m. and found Madeleine missing. Mrs. McCann had been investigated as to the child’s disappearance, cleared and released early on in the investigation.
Police are now focusing totally on the time frame between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to find clues as to who was around the resort during that time frame and afterwards.
BBC will air a 26 minute segment on the case during the series “Crimewatch” which police say will contain new information that has significantly changed the time-line and events that were originally thought to have happened and when, hoping to jog people’s memories.
Six years are a lot of time for people to still have vivid memories of that day and time frame. However, there is always hope that someone will have a memory sparked by something that is now presented by police.
The hope, of course, is to find Madeleine alive, safe and have her returned to her parents and siblings.
As would be imagined, the McCanns have missed their daughter at “every major event and holiday” and want to know the whereabouts or fate of their daughter.
If you have any recognition of the man above, please contact Scotland Yard with any details you may have. Nothing is too small and may be, this young girl’s ticket home or at the least, a way to put closure to this mystery.