A reported sighting of Madeleine McCann
in Paraguay has been dismissed by police
in the country as false.
A private investigator claimed the
missing British girl - who would now be
12 years old, having disappeared when
she was three - had recently arrived in
the South American nation
But officials sought to discount the
claims after a search of the suspect
Miraz Ullah Ali Isa, a British private
detective, told ABC Color he had been
told Madeleine had arrived in Paraguay.
"My team and I received the information
that Madeleine arrived in Paraguay one
or two months ago and is living in
Aregua in the custody of a woman," he
said, referring to a city in the south
west of the country.
One of the theories circulating
following the toddler's disappearance in
2007 was that she had been abducted and
given to a childless couple.
But Luis Ignacio Arias, an Interpol
inspector in Paraguay, told news agency
EFE that Mr Isa was not a reliable
source of information, according to Mail