- Title: Praia da Luz residents reluctant to speak of McCann's disappearance
- Date: 27th April 2017
- Summary: PRAIA DA LUZ, PORTUGAL (APRIL 27, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PRAIA DA LUZ VARIOUS OF RESORT APARTMENT FROM WHERE MADELEINE MCCANN DISAPPEARED RESORT RESTAURANT MAN CLEANING RESORT POOL PRAIA DA LUZ RESORT FROM WHERE MADELEINE MCCANN DISAPPEARED (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) PRAIA DA LUZ PARISH PRESIDENT, VITOR MATA, SAYING: "There's more English population now than there was at the time (of Madeleine's appearance). If some of them stopped coming to Praia da Luz they have returned and many more are coming, we are not being affected by that case, we just want to forget." VARIOUS OF PRAIA DA LUZ BEACH (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN TOURIST, SCHUEWTLER, SAYING: "I think the parents and the authorities are still interested in solving this case and find out what happened." VARIOUS TOURISTS WALKING ALONGSIDE THE BEACH (SOUNDBITE) (English) SWEDISH TOURIST, META SROGWUMD, SAYING: "I think someone took her and I don't know, I hope she's still alive and I hope they are taking care of her in a nice way but I also hope that someday she come back to her parents." VARIOUS OF STREET VENDOR PREPARING TO START WORKING (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) STREET VENDOR IN PRAIA DA LUZ, MADALENA DUARTE, SAYING: "I think people already forgot because what happened (Madeleine's disappearance) was the first and only time it happened and people already forgot it." VARIOUS OF TOURISTS WALKING ALONGSIDE THE BEACH VARIOUS OF PRAIA DA LUZ CHURCH VARIOUS OF PRAIA DA LUZ BEACH
- Embargoed: 11th May 2017 14:40
- Keywords: Madeleine McCann McCann Praia da Luz Portugal missing Britain
- Location: PRAIA DA LUZ, PORTUGAL
- City: PRAIA DA LUZ, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016E6DR2F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Almost a decade after three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished from her bedroom in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz, local residents are reluctant to talk about the case and say it is part of the past.
McCann disappeared on May 3, 2007 during a family holiday in Portugal, while her parents were dining with friends at a nearby restaurant.
Despite a massive international search and media coverage which prompted reported sightings from across the globe, her fate remains a mystery, but London police said they were still following critical lines of inquiry although they might never solve the case.
Madeleine's parents were named as official suspects by Portuguese police four months after the disappearance but in 2008 were cleared. Portugal's public prosecutor later dropped the case, citing a lack of evidence.
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