A new haunting image has emerged of a young girl believed to be Madeleine McCann at the Praia Da Luz resort in Portugal just days before her disappearance.
The Sun reports the image will appear in the new documentary The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann which sets out to reveal new theories over what exactly happened to the three-year-old British girl in 2007.
In the picture, a young girl wearing a pink dress and white hat, suggested to be Madeleine McCann, can be seen playing with a giant multi-coloured parachute alongside other children and one adult at the children’s club at the Portuguese resort.
Claims that Madeleine McCann is alive
The controversial new documentary set to air on Netflix overseas this weekend claims that Madeleine McCann is still alive and her disappearance will one day be solved.
Senior child protection officer Jim Camble, who features in the documentary, believes the truth about what happened will come out in his lifetime.
“There’s huge hope to be had with the advances in technology. Year on year DNA is getting better. Year on year other techniques, including facial recognition, are getting better,” he said.
“And as we use that technology to revisit and review that which we captured in the past, there’s every likelihood that something we already know will slip into position.”
Maddie disappeared when she was left alone in their resort apartment with her twin siblings as their parents dined at a nearby restaurant.
The documentary also claims that Maddie was kidnapped by traffickers from her apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007 because of her financial value as a “middle-class British girl”.
Private investigator Julian Peribanez, who was hired by parents Kate and Gerry McCann, said traffickers usually tend to go for “lower class” children from poorer countries.
“That’s the main supplier of these gangs. The value that Madeleine had was really high because if they took her it’s because they were going to get a lot of money,” he said.
Madeleine’s parents refuse to take part in documentary
Kate and Gerry McCann refused to take part in the documentary, saying it could “hinder” the police investigation to find their daughter.
“The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate,” they said.
“We did not see and still do not see how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, could potentially hinder it.
“Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme. We will not be making any further statements or giving interviews regarding this programme.”
The documentary also features contributions from former police chief Goncalo Amaral, who has previously claimed Maddie is dead and accused the McCann’s of faking the kidnap of their daughter.
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