Missing girl Madeleine McCann, who vanished while on a family vacation in Portugal five years ago, may be alive, U.K. police said Wednesday as they announced new efforts to solve the case. London’s Metropolitan Police said they are still investigating the disappearance of the girl, who vanished shortly before her fourth birthday in May 2007.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said he is leading a team of more than 30 police officers focusing on the case. He said police also have to consider that she may be dead.
“Our drive on both scenarios is of equal measure,” he said. Police have released a new image of the girl, who would now be nine if she were alive.UPDATE: Some folks have long thought she was kidnapped for islamo-sex slavery - and there's a photo that suggests this might be true.