Australian Remains Not Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann has been missing since 2007, but remains have been found in Australia of a young girl, and so interest in the case has been rekindled, but the BBC says the body is not Madeleine McCann.

As reported in the Inquisitr, British officials have contacted Australian police after a body was found in a suitcase in Australia. Australian officials confirm that a body found in a suitcase outside Wynarka, South Australia, and the age, features and timeline match that of Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

South Australian police have now ruled out Madeleine McCann and 43 other missing children as a match for the decomposed body of a fair-haired girl between the ages of two and four found in a suitcase.

Detective Superintendent Des Bray told the press that it was impossible to believe that someone didn't love the little girl.

"Somewhere out there is a mother, a father, at the very least an extended family that obviously lived near someone and I'm at a loss as to why someone hasn't reported this little girl."

"There is absolutely no evidence at this point in time that the child is Madeleine McCann... to suggest something like that at this point in time would purely be speculating to get attention," he told a parliamentary estimates committee hearing.

The Independent reports that Madeleine disappeared when she was three years old from her family's holiday apartment in Praia de Luz in Portugal's Algavre in the summer of 2007. Madeleine McCann went missing when her parents were dining at a nearby restaurant.

The toddler's disappearance has become one of the world's most high profile missing person's cases. As of this posting, the daughter of Kate and Gerry McCann remains missing.

Recently, the McCann's won over a half million dollars in a libel action against Portuguese detective, Goncalo Amaral, who published a book that suggested the couple were involved in Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

A statement was issued by McCann family spokesman, Clarence Mitchell.

"We are delighted with the judge's verdict today. We want to emphasize the action was never about money. It was entirely focused on the effect of the libels on our other children and the damage that was done to the search for Madeleine," they said.

Madeleine McCann sightings have occurred all over the world, but there has yet to be any concrete evidence that she ever left Portugal.

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