Will the search for Madeleine McCann ever be successful? The missing child’s parents have reportedly been notified by authorities that the search for their daughter may only last for another stretch of six months, which could mean hope for finding her is dwindling to an all-time low. The Daily Express reports that police have been granted a chunk of money to “solve” the disappearance of the British girl.
However, a stipulation apparently hangs over the £2 million British pounds granted to investigators. The search for Madeleine McCann is expected to wrap up in approximately six months. While the parents of the missing child are happy that the search will continue, it’s apparent that the search will cease operations as early as spring of 2016.
Over the course of more than a decade, the search for little Maddie has cost British taxpayers an estimated £10.1 million. This fact has lead to numerous people calling for the closure of this unsolved cold case. Meanwhile, others are calling for justice for Madeleine, who many believe never made it out of her parents’ apartment alive the night she vanished. At one point, the McCann parents have been reportedly declared suspects in their daughter’s disappearance by Portuguese officials.
Madeleine McCann disappeared on May 3, 2007 while with her parents on a vacation in Portugal. BBC News shares the timeline of the child’s disappearance, acknowledging that Kate and Gerry McCann had left the toddler unsupervised with two infant children while they dined at a nearby tapas bar with friends. This detail is the reason why many people want the McCanns to be prosecuted for child negligence. Their story has been used as a warning to other parents who have exhibited similar behavior. A Queensland judge lectured a mother who abandoned her young daughter in exchange for a night of drunken debauchery. The judge referenced the Madeleine McCann disappearance.
Do you think the official search for Madeleine McCann should be scrapped by Scotland Yard? Over the course of more than a decade, all the money and manpower in Europe hasn’t led to the discovery of the missing child, nor has it aided in finding any notable forensic evidence of what may have happened to her. Meanwhile, a growing number of people on social media remain suspicious of the child’s parents and the friends with them on the night Maddie vanished in May of 2007. The #McCann hashtag on Twitter is active with debate and discussion surrounding the Doctors McCann.
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