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Madeleine McCann's Parents Encouraged by 'Significant Activity'

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:06:26 +0000

Metropolitan Police Dept(PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal) -- The parents of missing child Madeleine McCann said they were pleased with the search process in Portugal over the last week and still maintain hope in her survival.

"We are further encouraged that despite the intensive searches, no trace of Madeleine has been found and this reinforces our belief that she could still be alive," Kate and Gerry McCann said in a statement Thursday.

Police officers and teams from the United Kingdom have worked with the Policia Judiciaria and the Guarda Nacional Republicana in the search efforts.

"As parents of a missing child, we have always wanted all reasonable lines of inquiry to be followed and it is gratifying to know that a substantial amount of work will take place over the coming months with the close cooperation of the British and Portuguese authorities," Clarence Mitchell, the family spokesperson, said on behalf of the pair.

Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007 during a family vacation at a Portugal resort. New searches continue following the reopening of the case.

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