Madeleine McCann Latest News: 2014 Search for New Evidence Turns Up ‘No Relevant Finds’

A broad search for new evidence around the area that Madeleine McCann vanished from in 2007 has turned up nothing important.

Detectives from Britain and officials from Portugal are working together in the search, which is following leads that have turned up in the last few years, around the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal.

Teams used tools to search for evidence underground, including radar technology and shovels.

While the search was scheduled to continue into Friday night, it was possible that it would end earlier if nothing turned up. 

A detective told the Guardian that there have been “no relevant finds” during the search.

Police sources added: “Several suspects are set to be questioned in the near future, but this will definitely not take place this week or the beginning of next.”

“The timing will depend entirely on PJ police and no clear date or location have been scheduled for interrogations.”

Locals are puzzled or upset by the search, with some using graffiti to write “stupid English police” along with Madelein’s name on a nearby wall.

“I can’t understand why they are searching here, On this land they will only find bones from buried horses and donkeys,” local handyman Candido Furtado told Sky News.

“I have always worked here and I never seen anything suspicious or any disturbed ground.”

However, Madeleine’s parents Gerry and Kate said that they are “encouraged by the progress” in the investigation.


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