Madeleine McCann, 4, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal May 3, 2007, while on vacation with her family. In a shocking twist to the case that has drawn international attention, her parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, were to be named formal suspects in the case Friday Sept. 7, 2007, a family spokesman said.
This photo of a woman carrying a fair-haired child resembling missing Madeline McCann on her back caused a stir when it surfaced Wednesday Sept. 26, 2007. It was taken Aug. 31 by two Spanish tourists in Morocco near Tangiers, which lies just across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain. Reporters later found the girl and determined it was not Madeleine, 4, who disappeared from a Portuguese resort on May 3, 2007.
Kate and Gerry McCann arrive at the airport in Faro, southern Portugal Sunday, Sept. 9 2007. The British couple named as suspects in the disappearance of their 4-year-old daughter Madeleine, left Portugal, days after being grilled by Portuguese police about new forensic evidence authorities believe ties them to the case.
Gerry McCann, the father of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, arrives at the police station in Portimao, southern Portugal, for questioning Friday, Sept. 7 2007. His wife Kate McCann was formally named as a suspect by Portuguese police Friday, as relatives said they feared she would be charged over her daughter's death.
Kate McCann, the mother of British girl Madeleine McCann who has been missing since May, arrives at the police station in Portimao, southern Portugal, to be questioned Friday, Sept. 7 2007. Kate McCann was questioned for almost 11 hours Thursday and a family spokesman said that she would be named a suspect in her daughter's disappearance.
Gerry and Kate McCann, the parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann leave a hotel on their way to a TV interview, in Praia da Luz, southern Portugal, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007. The parents of a British girl who disappeared four months ago are to be named formal suspects in the case Friday Sept. 7, 2007, a family spokesman and a family friend said, a shocking twist to a case that has drawn international attention.
Kate McCann, mother of 4-year-old Madeleine McCann, is driven by her lawyer Carlos Pinto Abreu as she leaves the headquarters of Policia Judiciaria, Portuguese criminal police, after being questioned for 11 hours in Portimao, southern Portugal, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007. Portuguese police questioned the mother of the missing British toddler Madeleine after they received forensic results from a British laboratory.
Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann the British girl who has been missing since May, holds one of her children in the streets of Praia da Luz southern Portugal Aug. 16, 2007. The Times has reported that blood samples from a holiday apartment in Portugal where Madeleine McCann disappeared do not belong to the missing youngster.
Kate and Gerry McCann leave church after attending a service on Aug. 15, 2007, in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Kate McCann is consoled by a local after attending church on Aug. 15, 2007 in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Kate and Gerry McCann arrive at church to attend Sunday service on Aug. 12, 2007, in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Kate and Gerry McCann arrive at church to attend Sunday service on August 12, 2007, in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Kate and Gerry McCann leave church after attending a special service of prayers for their missing daughter Madeleine on Aug. 11, 2007, in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Tags displaying photographs of Madeleine McCann are tied to balloons in Bradgate Park on June 22, 2007, in Leicester, England. Balloons were freed in 50 countries to mark the 50th day since Madeleine McCann went missing and to maintain awareness of the campaign to find her.
Kate and Gerry McCann, parents of missing 4-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann show a picture of their daughter at a press conference June 7, 2007, in Amsterdam. The McCann's appealed to Dutch tourists for information on their daughter.
Pupils at Bankhead Primary school release yellow balloons for missing Madeleine McCann June 1, 2007, in Glasgow, Scotland. Around 400 hundred balloons were released all with a tag attached containing Madeleine Appeal information. Madeleine McCann went missing on May 3, 2007, in the holiday resort of Praia da Luz.
Pope Benedict XVI meets Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents of Madeleine McCann, the 4-year-old British girl who disappeared in Portugal, after his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City, May 30, 2007. The pope spent several minutes talking with The McCanns, both devout Roman Catholics, following his weekly audience and said he would pray for Madeleine's safe return.
A picture of Madeleine McCann who went missing at the Ocean Club hotel in Praia de Luz, in Lagos, Portugal, May 3, 2007.