Madeleine Beth McCann disappeared on the evening of 3 May 2007 from her bed in a holiday apartment at a resort in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve region of Portugal. The Daily Telegraph described the disappearance as "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history". Her whereabouts remain unknown, and German prosecutors in 2020 have stated that they assume that she is dead. Madeleine was on holiday from the UK with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann; her two-year-old twin siblings; and a group of family friends and their children. She and the twins had been left asleep at 20:30 in the ground-floor apartment, while the McCanns and friends dined in a restaurant 55 metres away. The parents checked on the children throughout the evening, until Kate discovered she was missing at 22:00.
|Born||Madeleine Beth McCann, May 12, 2003, Leicester, England, UK|
|Disappeared||3 May 2007 (aged), 5A Rua Dr Agostinho da Silva, Praia da Luz, Portugal|
|Status||Missing for 13 years, 10 months and 7 days|
|Parent(s)||Gerry McCann, Kate McCann (née Healy)|
British child who disappeared in 2007 while on vacation with her family in Portugal. Her case has been considered one of the most heavily reported missing-person cases in modern history.
She and her siblings were born in Leicester, England.
An eight-part Netflix series focusing on her case, called The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, was released in March 2019.
Her parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, left her asleep in her bed at a Portuguese resort hotel while they dined at the hotel's restaurant. They repeatedly checked on Madeleine and discovered around 10 pm that she was missing. Her twin siblings, Sean and Amelie, were two years old and sleeping in the same bedroom when she disappeared.
Following Madeleine's kidnapping, the McCanns were subjected to a British media circus reminiscent of that surrounding the death of Princess Diana. They were awarded damages in 2008 for the exploitation of their family by the press.
Disappearance of Madeleine McCann Category. Reactions to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann - On the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday, a British child, Madeleine McCann, went missing from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in the Algarve in Portugal, in which she was staying with her parents.. Reported sightings of Madeleine McCann - Madeleine McCann is a British child who went missing on the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday, from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, while on holiday with her family in Portugal. The Portuguese police investigation into her disappearance closed in July 2008.. Portugal–United Kingdom relations. Kidnapped English children. History of the Algarve. 2000s missing person cases