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Madeleine McCann: The new research on a vanished British child will focus on land, not water



The police are investigating the disappearance British girl Madeleine McCann A new search will be conducted in Portugal based on recent information, German authorities told CNN on Monday.

The new research will take place near the Arade reservoir near the Portuguese city of Silves, about 50 kilometers from the resort area where McCann disappeared in 2007, according to CNN’s Portuguese affiliate CNN.

The investigation is expected to start on Tuesday and last for a maximum of two days, CNN Portugal reported, adding that the searches carried out by the Portuguese police will be monitored by British and German police.

Sources told CNN Portugal affiliate CNN Portugal that the authorities would focus on land rather than water.

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Portuguese Investigative Judicial Police vehicles and tents are seen at a remote reservoir site where a new search is scheduled for the body of Madeleine McCann in Silves, Portugal on May 22, 2023.

“This time, searches will not take place in the waters,” CNN Portugal reported. “The inspectors will look for things that might be of interest in the investigation or rule out the hypothesis.”

Madeleine McCann was three years old when she disappeared from her bedroom on May 3, 2007 during a family holiday in the Algarve, while her parents were dining with friends nearby in the resort town of Praia da Luz.

In April 2022, Portuguese and German officials named Christian Bruckner—a German national who lived in the Algarve between 1995 and 2007—as an official suspect.

Bruckner denied any involvement in McCann’s disappearance.

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A spokesman for the Prosecutor of the German city of Braunschweig said that the Portuguese police began searching the tank after receiving a report from Germany.

The Arade reservoir was previously searched in 2008, when divers found bones that were later discovered to be animal remains, according to CNN Portugal.

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