Missing British girl’s case closed

From Times Wire Reports

Portugal’s attorney general ordered police to halt their investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann because detectives uncovered no evidence of a crime.

The case will remain closed unless new evidence emerges, Atty. Gen. Fernando Pinto Monteiro’s office said in a statement. Detectives found no reason to charge any of the three people named as suspects: Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry and local man Robert Murat, the statement said. All three denied involvement.

The girl disappeared in May 2007 a few days before her fourth birthday in Portugal’s southern Algarve region.