THE body of a girl found in a river estuary in
south-west Spain was identified last night as
that of missing Mari Luz Cortes.
Mari Luz vanished on January 13 after going to
buy sweets from a stall only yards from her
front door in Huelva.
The town is
near the border with Portugal and less than two
hours' drive from where Madeleine McCann went
Madeleine's parents Gerry and Kate sent a
message of support to Mari Luz's mother
father, Juan Jose Cortes, 34, a former
professional footballer, and Irene Suarez.
guard spotted Mari Luz's body floating by a
wharf in the port near her home.