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Madeleine McCann disappeared on the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007
She was on holiday with her parents and twin siblings in the Algarve region of Portugal
went missing from an apartment, in the central area of the resort of Praia da Luz
The initial investigation by the Polícia Judiciária (PJ), the Portuguese criminal investigation police, was based on the assumption that the child had been abducted.
During the investigation there were a number of unconfirmed sightings of Madeleine in Portugal and elsewhere, and additional scientific evidence was obtained
Robert Murat, a local resident, was given arguido (suspect) status on 15 May 2007
Kate and Gerry McCann were also named as arguidos on 7 September, but were allowed to fly back to the United Kingdom on 9 September.
The McCanns claimed that they had abandoned their 3 children under 4 years of age Home Alone whilst they went out for a binge drinking session and a meal at the Tapas Bar. Asked why they had neglected their children the McCanns replied that they believed it was safe to do so. This takes some believing that they believed that. Given their professional status, and given that not one entry on the internet states such conduct is safe.
The McCanns together with their seven friends, with whom they were dining on the evening of the disappearance, have been collectively referred to in the British media as the Tapas Nine. The group of friends, alone, have sometimes been called the Tapas Seven. The friends are Dr Russell O'Brien and his partner Jane Tanner, Dr Matthew Oldfield and his wife Rachael Oldfield, David Payne with his wife Dr Fiona Payne and his mother-in-law Dianne Webster. All nine attended a private meeting, at a Rothley hotel, in late November 2007.
Originally posted by samerulesapply
It's quite possible that she's alive and well...and happy.
Perhaps she's been abducted by folks who actually don't leave her at home, alone...at night - in a foreign country, it's unlikely but still a possibility.
Be amazing if the folks on ATS could get toghether and crack this, but I don't see it happening...interesting thread, though.