Help Find Little Madeleine McCann-Truth!

Help Find Little Madeleine McCann-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a missing child alert and asks for help in finding 4-year old Madeleine McCann.  Hers was a widely reported disappearance but this email shows a distinctive in her right eye that the family hopes will help find her.  The email asks that you forward it to all your friends.

The Truth:

Update 10/15/13:  The BBC announced on October 13 that the “Metropolitan Police said a BBC Crimewatch appeal to be aired on Monday would feature ‘the most detailed reconstruction’ of the case yet.”

The BBC said that Scotland Yard began a review of the case in May 2011 after Portuguese authorities ceased their investigation in 2008.   Computer generated images of men who were seen in the vicinity close to where the kidnapping took place around Thursday 3 May 2007 were released to the public in hopes of solving the case. 

Click here for Metropolitan Police site.


Background Story

Madeleine McCann is from Rothley, Leicestershire, England.  She disappeared on May 3, 2007 while with her parents on a vacation in the Algarve region of southern Portugal.  

The information about Madeleine’s right eye in this eRumor is accurate.

News reports say she was discovered missing from her bedroom in the resort where her family was staying while her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were dining nearby.  A window and shutter were open and it is believed she was abducted.  

That was followed by criticism from the family of what they believe was slow response to the report of the crime and mishandling of the crime scene.  There was also speculation about whether the kidnapper was from Portugal or might have been from England, whether Madeleine may have been taken by a ring of pedophiles.  

Millions of dollars in reward money has been offered including contributions from Virgin founder Richard Branson and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

The latest news as well as a blog from her father can be found at

Posted  5-25-07  Updated 10/15/13