Nine years after three-year-old Madeleine McCann went missing from a resort in Algarve, her mother believes that she's still alive — and in Portugal.
Kate McCann, 47, shared her instincts of her daughter's whereabouts, revealing that the Praia da Luz resort where she first went missing is "where I feel closest to her."
"That's where she last was and I don't think she's been taken a million miles from there," Kate said, though thousands of alleged sightings of Madeleine have been reported around the world.
To back up her intuition, Kate also cited extensive research with husband Gerry has taught them that kidnapped children are not usually taken far away from their abduction site.
"It's all only speculation, but we've learned that's usually the case," she added.
As Maddie's 13th birthday approaches this May, Kate lamented, "Nine years. Time just goes too quickly. It's the quiet times that are tough.