New Netflix documentary claims Maddie McCann might ‘still be alive’ and was abducted by human traffickers
A controversial new Netflix documentary claims that Madeleine “Maddie” McCann might still be alive and could have been abducted by human traffickers.
The eight-part series called “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann”, which will be released this week, explores the disappearance of British-born Maddie from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
She was kidnapped – a few days short of her fourth birthday – while her parents were having dinner with friends at a nearby restaurant.
She and her younger siblings, twins Sean and Amelie, had been left in the room sleeping. The parents are said to have been checking on them every half-hour.
She would now be aged 15, going on 16.
Top British police officer Jim Gamble claims that they’ll find Maddie within his lifetime, according to Daily Mail reports.
“There’s huge hope to be had with the advances in technology. Year on year DNA is getting better,” Gamble has said, “Year on year other techniques, including facial recognition, are getting better.
“And as we use that technology to revisit and review that which we captured in the past, there’s every likelihood that something we already know will slip into position.”
It’s been suggested that Maddie is still alive and was taken by human traffickers because of her financial value as a “middle-class British girl”, Metro reports.
The long-awaited documentary is expected to be released on Friday, despite opposition from Madeleine’s family.
Her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have repeatedly refused to take part in the show, according to The Guardian.
They’ve also reportedly urged others to refuse doing interviews with production house Pulse Films, who’s making the series.
The search for Maddie – who was just nine days away from her fourth birthday when she disappeared – has become the most high-profile missing persons investigation in history.
Her parents have refused to give up hope of finding their child alive.