The disappearance of Madeleine McCann occurred on the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007, in Praia da Luz, a resort in the Algarve region of Portugal. Madeleine, from the UK, was on holiday there with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, her twin siblings, and a group of seven family friends and their five children, when she went missing from her parents' holiday apartment nine days before her fourth birthday.
In The News, Unexplained
Over the years unconfirmed sightings of Madeleine were reported around the world. The McCanns continued the investigation using private detectives, and in May 2011 Scotland Yard launched a case review, called Operation Grange, at the request of the British Home Secretary. The officer in charge said in July 2013 that the team was collaborating with Portuguese police, had drawn up a list of 38 persons of interest, including 12 British nationals, and believed Madeleine may still be alive.