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.