Netflix’s ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’ Backs Sex-Trafficking Ring Theory – The Daily Beast

Somebody knows exactly what happened to Madeleine McCann, the three-year-old Briton who disappeared without a trace from her bed in a holiday resort on a family vacation with friends in Praia Da Luz, Portugal, on May 3, 2007. But it clearly isn’t the makers of the new Netflix series The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The little girl was sleeping in a back bedroom of a self-catered holiday apartment with her young twin siblings as her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, ate and drank at a tapas bar about 180 feet away with friends. The doors were closed, but not locked. And the group of friends took turns checking on the sleeping children at regular intervals.

At 9:05 pm, Gerry McCann took his turn checking on the kids. At 10:00, when Kate McCann went to take a peak, she noticed the door to the kids’ bedroom was open, and so was the screenless window. Madeleine was gone. And so began one of the most high-profile cold missing persons cases in modern history. Hundreds of sightings, scores of arrests and investigations—including into the McCanns themselves—have all turned up empty.

If two months before the 12-year anniversary of the disappearance seems like an odd time for a slog through the tedious details of the case, that’s because it is—at least for the obsessed who surely can’t be bothered watching eight hours of a story they already know.


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