Scotland Yard: Cell Phone Findings Might Provide Insight Into Madeleine McCann Investigation

In a new development in the case of Madeleine McCann, the then-3-year-old who went missing during a May 2007 vacation with her family in Portugal, Scotland Yard officials say documents spanning more than 40,000 pages containing previously-unseen cell phone info — of those who were staying at the resort at the time — might be the key to open the mysterious case.

“There is new information not previously presented,” according to a statement from Scotland Yard. “Fresh, substantive material upon which to make an appeal. It’s substantially different.

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“It’s not just a bland ‘Can you help us?’ appeal, there is some different material and a different understanding.”

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As we previously reported, Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were interrogated as suspects in Portugal, but later cleared of any wrongdoing.

Since their child’s tragic disappearance, they have authored a book about their experience, and plan to appear on TV Oct. 14 to plead for their daughter’s safe return.

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