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Madeleine McCann detectives hunt girl in Sweden

by Julian Hamilton. Published Sat 10 Oct 2009 17:46, last updated: 10/10/09
Computer enhanced Maddie picture
Computer enhanced Maddie picture

Detectives investigating Madeleine McCann are trying to trace a girl who was photographed in Sweden, after computer-matching showed she could be the missing youngster.

The blonde girl was pictured at a car show in Stockhom and bears a strong resemblance to Maddie.

Swedish police have been inundated with calls from the public, after the snap appeared on a website.

They also received a spate of calls from visitors who believed they had seen Maddie, who would now be six years old, at the car show in August 2009.

The girl was with a Swedish man and a woman and spoke perfect English.

Madeleine's parents, Dr Gerry McCann, 40, and his Liverpool-born wife Kate, have now asked for an urgent investigation after face-mapping technology used by British police identified the girl as a possible match.

Investigators studying the internet photo claim her jawline is identical and her eyes are the same colour as Maddie's.

But the snap is not clear enough to show Madeleine's distinctive characteristic mark in her right eye.

The McCann's official spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "Kate and Gerry and their investigators are aware of the picture and are liaising with the relevant authorities.

"The investigation team are looking into it."

Maddie disappeared from the family's holiday villa in Praia da Luz on Portugal's Algarve coast in May 2007, at the age of three.



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"If it is NOT Madeleine, the why would the guardians of the photographed mystery girl not have come forth, proving it is not Maddie?" Beomene, Sweden around 4 years, 8 months ago

"iknow this is maddie i actuly know it." may, gueensland around 4 years, 8 months ago

"Look at the remarkable dark sector in iris of the the right eye of (the real) Maddie. Can this be refound in the sweden-photo of "Maddie"?" cjkeijzer, Driebergen, Netherlands around 4 years, 10 months ago

"that is maddi you can tell keep looking " jodie, bradford around 4 years, 11 months ago

"The 3 A's forum was shut down now they are trolling any site to spew their poison on.I must add that in my opinion Madeleine will be found." mike, wales around 4 years, 11 months ago

"Look at this video.54seconds. its the same haircut..the very same eyes..i can't believe that they lie her parents and make them hope" Julia, Fake around 4 years, 11 months ago

"Look at this video.54seconds. its the same haircut..the very same eyes..i can't believe that they want to lie her parents and make them hope" Julia, Fake around 4 years, 11 months ago

"Hi Thentherewere4. Do your family and friends know about your sick name? I hope not - the poor things." Look4Madeleine, Leics around 4 years, 11 months ago

"First of all, these Americans are heartless leaving horrid comments. The girl in the picture is the spitting image of Kate Mccann." Danielle, Liverpool around 4 years, 11 months ago

"Girl looks like Kate. Also look at parting in hair - same as Madeleines. God bless Mccanns. They don't deserve terrible abuse." Sam, Ware around 4 years, 11 months ago

" Edward from Leicester, Please shut up, if you have nothing constructive to say." Mother, UK around 4 years, 11 months ago

"I think If my child went missing, I would cling onto whatever new hope of finding her that I could.. OS what if they keep looking for her?" Elaine, Dublin around 4 years, 11 months ago

"I think If my child went missing, I would cling onto whatever new hope of finding her that I could.. OS what if they keep looking for her?" Elaine, Dublin around 4 years, 11 months ago

"Dudes, the right picture is a picture of Maddie how she would look like now, it's not a picture of this Swedish girl." Larissa, The Netherlands around 4 years, 11 months ago

" They are trying to keep the drama going. It is just same old rehashed stories. Sadly Madeleine has been compromised to sell sensationalism." on2u, usa around 4 years, 11 months ago

"I wish the McCanns well. thentherewere4,killbiil and Edward I think it is time you stopped your obsession of scouring the internet.Saddo's!" liza, cheshire. Uk around 4 years, 11 months ago

"It's time for someone to force the truth out of Kate McCann. Too many people's lives are now being affected by this fraudulent charade. " Edward from Leicester, Leicester around 4 years, 11 months ago

"What I can't understand is why if this is Maddie, would the parents allow her to be photographed? Also, this girl looks a little too old?" fn girl, canada around 4 years, 11 months ago

" When will this circus end its getting more ridicules by the day. If I were the parents of this little girl in Sweden I would be furious. " susan blackwood, jersey around 4 years, 11 months ago

"The Portuguese POlice launched an investigation based on evidence. Their investigation was one based on the crime of homicide." thentherewere4, London UK around 4 years, 11 months ago

"I am very concerned that pictures of children are being splashed across the tabloids like this. It's not right. " Avril, Warminster around 4 years, 11 months ago

"did i find madeleine but nobody wants to know all parties informed to read more click on powerful psychic reading" derek spring, ryton on dunsmore england around 4 years, 11 months ago

"The Swedish girl must be terrified to know that detectives are desperately hunting for her, especially after the sniffer dogs findings." Jane, Warwickshire uk around 4 years, 11 months ago

"Killbill - I pray to God you don't have children" Look4Madeleine, Leics around 4 years, 11 months ago

"As much as I would love this girl to be Madeline, I just dont think they look similar enough. The eyes are a different shape." Lucy, Donc around 4 years, 11 months ago

"killbill, kabul You are an idiot." Mother, UK around 4 years, 11 months ago

"Was not Madeleine held in an obscure lair in Portugal????Well and happy in the hands of a paedo?????" killbill, kabul around 4 years, 11 months ago

"This paper in Sweden this morning said Clarence M said it wasn't Madeleine. http://tinyurl.com/yl3owyu" John, Lancs around 4 years, 11 months ago

"Yes, the Swedish little girl is dressed in pink, but one can hardly find anything else alike." ana betancourt, Paris around 4 years, 11 months ago

"the little girl in the picture looks so alike to maddie, my heart goes out to the mccann family, i hope they find her safe and well x " chantelle prescod, croydon around 4 years, 11 months ago

 
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