Madeleine McCann Hunt Moves to Spain
Madeleine McCann, the British girl that went missing on May 3 from Portugal,may be in Spain,her mother and father believe. The parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, remain optimistic that they will find their daughter and have taken their campaign to find her to Spain, where they met with a government minister and issued an appeal for help.
Gerry McCann said they traveled to neighboring Spain in an effort to prompt anyone who might have any information to come forward. “We are here to ask the Spanish public for help and we really are imploring for that help because we feel it is possible that Madeline was moved from Portugal, possibly into Spain, although we are not certain of that,” he said at a news conference.
He continued, " "We do realize that there are other families in Spain that have had similar experiences, particularly the young boy Yeremi from Gran Canaria and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, and any other family that are in a similar situation to us," he said. He was referring to Yeremi Jose Vargas Suarez, a 7-year-old who vanished in March in the Canary Islands and remains missing.
"We do feel that these types of disappearances should be considered in a pan-European fashion, the same way that other European Union movement of people is considered," McCann said. He added: "I would like some reassurance in Spain that there has been some proactive investigation regarding Madeleine's disappearance.
"I think it is at least worth exploring the possibility that Madeleine's disappearance should not be considered in isolation and in the context of other disappearances in the Iberian Peninsula, even the Canary Isles as well," he added.
Last week, Portuguese police announced they were searching for a white man aged between 35 and 40, who was wearing a dark jacket and light beige trousers and who was possibly carrying a little girl on May 3 in Praia da Luz.
Parents Kate and Gerry McCann have launched an international campaign to find the girl with the aid of celebrities such as soccer star David Beckham and J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. The couple had a brief meeting with Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday, the Associated Press notes in a report.
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