May 3, 2007
Kate and Gerry McCann leave their three children - Madeleine, Amelie and Sean - asleep in the family vacation apartment in the seaside resort of Praia da Luz, Portugal to dine at the hotel. When they return to the apartment, they discover that Madeleine is gone. The next day, the Portuguese police set up an investigation into the disappearance
Kate and Gerry McCann are given formal suspicions of involvement in the daughter's disappearance.
The Portuguese police pauses the investigation and raises suspicions against the parents. The same year, they received a £ 550,000 damages and apology published on the front pages of the newspapers The Daily Express and Daily Star, which accused the parents of the death of their daughter.
The then British Prime Minister, David Cameron, calls on the London Police Force to help investigate the case.
Scotland Yard claims to have new evidence and new evidence in the case and is launching a formal investigation.
Several people have been the subject of police investigation over the years. In April 2017, the police raise suspicions against four people, and at the same time announce that they are conducting an "important investigation line".
The UK Government announces that they will continue to fund the investigation until March 31, 2020. At that time, the investigation has cost the next £ 12 million.
Responsible prosecutors reveal that they have a new principal suspect in the case, a 43-year-old German man who is already incarcerated. The man is suspected of murdering Madeleine McCann.
Source: BBC, The Telegraph