Madeleine McCann disappeared four years ago at a seaside resort in
Portugal while vacationing with her family never to be heard from again.
Every now and then, there’s a possible sighting of a child that someone
mistakes for Madeleine and the latest is from India.
Is it really Madeleine McCann or just a case of mistaken identity?
Little Madeleine McCann disappeared from Praia da Luz, Portugal in May
of 2007 and now, a British woman and two American tourists in Leh, India
claim to have seen a girl with a striking resemblance to little Maddy.
They were so sure it was her that they attempted to take the girl away
from the French woman and Belgian man who claim they are the girl’s
Police have gotten involved and have taken swabs so a DNA test can be
performed. They’re working with private investigators hired by Kate and
Gerry McCann and until the tests come back, the wait is no doubt
Yay for vigilant tourists, but not sure how you would take it if someone
questioned you while on vacation and accused your daughter of not being
yours. Would you just fork over DNA? I guess if the child really is
yours it doesn’t matter, right? The truth will come out soon enough. But
come on, how many 8-year-old girls fit the description of little
Madeleine? Thousands? Maybe not that many in Northern India, but it’s
possible. What makes this whole situation even stickier is that no one
knows exactly what Madeleine looks like today since she was taken over
four years ago.
Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for the McCann family, said they are
investigating the sighting although it is “no more credible” than any
other lead they’ve received:
“Our private investigators have been aware of this report since the
weekend and have been trying to establish the truth. Unfortunately there
is nothing that leads us to believe that this sighting is any more
credible than any of the others we have received over the last four and
a bit years. Initial reports were very confused – some witnesses said
the little girl was about six years old – Madeleine is now eight and
would look substantially different from the little girl who was taken.
The search for Madeline is very much alive and we will continue to
follow up every lead.”
Here’s a computer-generated photo showing what Madeleine McCann may look