This March 2007 photo shows British girl Madeleine McCann who was reported missing during a family holiday in the Algarve region of Portugal. Officials in Portugal halted their investigation into the case today because, they say, detectives have found no evidence of a crime during their 14-month investigation (1).
As well, the local storekeepers, who at first put posters on their store windows and at street corners to help find the missing girl have taken them down (2) in an attempt to bring the town back to the way it was.
Portugal has one of the smallest number of Muslims in Europe, about 1% of the population which is slightly over 50,000. In light of the fact that white slavery is practically a Muslim monopoly, I hope the McCanns will investigate the Muslim employees of the hotel, specifically the most recent immigrants to Portugal from Pakistan. I suspect that since Portugal is one of the few countries in the EU that support bringing Turkey into the EU, the police might have been told to lay off investigating Muslims.
Madeleine's parents said she vanished from their hotel room while they were eating dinner with friends at a resort's poolside restaurant in the sleepy vacation town of Praia da Luz, about 120 miles south of Lisbon.
Police previously said DNA evidence, though inconclusive, led them to doubt the McCann's version of events.
Lawyers for the McCanns, who have hired private investigators to find their daughter, may now ask a judge to grant them access to the police file. Officials have said it runs to 10 volumes. Access to the case file is permitted, at a judge's discretion, to "interested parties."
The McCanns also traveled to Brussels, Morocco and Spain in their effort to raise public awareness of their daughter's disappearance. They have also campaigned for the introduction of a Europe-wide child abduction alert similar to the Amber Alert system in the United States.
news.com.au, 12 Dec 2007, Resort town takes down Maddie posters
The "Find Madeline" appeals which adorned street corners and shop windows in Praia da Luz have come down and green and yellow ribbons which were tied to trees as symbols of hope have been removed.
Meri Hanlin, who runs a local health food shop, said the child's disappearance had "ruled everything" and "got a little too much" for villagers.
"It's not that the locals don't care about what happened but they just want to get the village back to how it was," she told the Daily Mail.