Madeleine McCann was 4 when she was reported as missing. We do not know what happened to her. The facts end there. Whether she was murdered or not, well who knows? There is no evidence to suggest she’s alive, there’s no acceptable indication that she’s dead. Her parents did leave her in a hotel by herself, but they’ve made it very clear they regret that. In the end it still doesn’t justify her vanishing from the face of the earth.
I’ve always had a personal belief that Maddie was sold to a rich family or sold into the sex trade
According to the files we have archived here 30 children under the age of 18 have gone missing in the Portugal in the past five years. This figure “contradicts Portuguese claims her case was unique and abduction was rare”.We do not know how many of that 30 were abducted, or for certain if any were. Child snatching by a stranger does seem to be rare, as with the Portuguese authorities’ records of missing children (under ten) . But it does, unquestionably, happen.
She’s not the only child in the world to have disappeared, and by no means is she the only one to have been reported missing whilst on holiday – but there are many questions that have gone unanswered and that may have a lot to do with the Portuguese authorities.
The parents left Maddie alone in the hotel room whilst they went out for a meal – something that clearly was negligible and heavily frowned upon. But does that warrant an investigation to be tarnished forever?