Gerry McCann pose after speaking about the disappearance of
their daughter Madeleine at a news conference in Quorn,
central England, Nov. 2, 2010. Madeleine McCann disappeared
from her room at a resort in Portugal's Algarve on May 3,
2007, just days before her fourth birthday, as her parents
were dining at a nearby restaurant. The case remains
unsolved. (REUTERS/Darren Staples)
"developed" evidence against the parents of a three-year-old girl who
went missing while her family was on vacation in Portugal in 2007, a
Wikileaks cable has revealed.
The Sept. 28, 2007
note, labelled confidential, says British Ambassador Alexander Wykeham
Ellis told U.S. Ambassador Al Hoffmann the British police were involved
in the case of
into the details of the case, Ellis admitted that the British police had
developed the current evidence against the McCann parents, and he
stressed that authorities from both countries were working
co-operatively," the leaked cable said. "He commented that the media
frenzy was to be expected and was acceptable as long as government
officials keep their comments behind closed doors."
McCann was three
years old when she went missing May 3, 2007 while on vacation with her
Kate and Gerry, and twin siblings,
Sean and Amelie.
Her parents had put the children to bed and were enjoying dinner with
friends about 45 meters away when she went missing.
Her parents were
initially listed as
suspects in the case, but were cleared in July 2008.
A statement on
their Facebook page said there is "absolutely no evidence to implicate"
Kate or Gerry in Madeleine’s disappearance.
"To this day, they
continue to work tirelessly on the search for their daughter,
co-operating when appropriate with both the Portuguese and British
regularly update their website, findmadeleine.com, and plan to release a
book about their ordeal in the spring.