just 3 years old when she vanished from her room in a posh Portuguese
resort as her parents dined in a nearby
may have been kidnapped and smuggled into the United States by an
organized pedophile ring, according to a private detective's explosive
new claim. OK! takes a
look at the new reports in this week's issue.
REAL LIFE: ELIZABETH SMART'S ABDUCTION CASE TRIAL DELAYED
a 36-year-old investigator and former nightclub bouncer, told police he
believes Maddy is alive. He asserts that two prominent Portuguese
businessmen with links to the country's judiciary were involved in her
disappearance on May 3, 2007.
POLL: DID ELIZABETH SMART'S FATHER PUT HER AT RISK'
'It's up to the police to determine the validity of his private
investigation,' child protection expert
Williams- Thomas tells OK!. 'Then they will pursue those
people he named to be involved in the pedophiliac activity.' Italiano
believes the pedophile ring has been responsible for the kidnapping of
more than a dozen children. 'They need to be exposed,' he has said.
Portuguese officials have been pursuing Maddy's captors since her
abduction from her family's vacation apartment in Praia da Luz,
REAL LIFE : JONBENET RAMSEY ' WHAT THE POLICE KNOW
Find Madeleine Fund's
hundreds of witnesses and pored over evidence that includes more than
1,000 phone calls and 15,000 e-mails in the years since Maddy went
missing. They are now exploring these new claims. 'We are grateful for
the information,' Maddy's parents said in a statement. 'As with any
information of this nature, the man concerned has done the right
thing by informing the authorities. Clearly it will be a matter for them
and the private investigators currently searching for Madeleine to
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