Sep 26, 2007

Possible Sighting of Missing Madeleine McCann in Morocco

Left: Is this photo a picture of Madeleine McCann?

The Associated Press is reporting that Portuguese police and Interpol are examining a photo that could provide a breakthrough in the case of missing British girl Madeleine McCann.

The photograph, taken by a Spanish tourist in Morocco in late August, contains the image of a young blonde girl being carried on a woman's back. There have been previous reports of a girl matching Madeleine's description in Morocco, but this photo is the first documented evidence supporting the theory that Madeleine was kidnapped.

Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parents' apartment in Praia Da Luz, Portugal, on May 3. Although recently being declared suspects in the disappearance of their daughter, Gerry and Kate McCann have repeatedly insisted that they believe Madeleine could still be alive.


Anonymous said...


Apparently Mike there is a pretty significant problem of children being sexually abused by foreign tourists in Morocco.

In the picture, is the person carrying the child a man or a woman.

Anonymous said...

Okay Mike, I re-read your post and it does say that it is a woman. But, it is a very manly looking one.

Anonymous said...

And then there's this:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, don't know how to make that link above live. It goes to a story about the detective on the case being under fire -- story's on the ABC news website.

Robin said...

It would be awesome if she is still alive.

Mr. Schwartz said...

The photo is blurry at best and 1000s of kids can fit the description of that missing little girl. My neice looks like that missing little girl.

I hope they do find her but I doubt if that photo is her.

microdot said...

No grape picking for me for a few days because of the freezing weather here, so they let me play with the computer! (notice how deftly I am using this French keyboard!)
I heard this story on BBC over the last few days and this is the first time I have actually seen the picture.
I have to agree with Mr. Schwartz, the photo needs to be verified! As I said in your first piece on the McCanns, we all really want to believe them, but the truth is usually more bizarre than your imagination.

microdot said...

Hey, this just in, you heard it here first!
On the noontime French News, the Moroccan woman in the picture and the baby were found and identified.

The woman was interviewed with the baby on her back and she might have been a "manly" looking woman to anonymous, but she was in the video, just an average looking woman with a great smile and a light haired baby.

Absolutely no connection to the case!