Officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann still have hope they may find her alive, nine years on.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie, the head of Scotland Yard’s homicide squad told the Evening Standard: “There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.
“That’s what we want and that’s what the family and the public want and that is why the Home Office continue to fund it. There is work that needs to be done still.”
Madeleine disappeared from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal’s Algarve on May 3 2007, as her parents dined at a nearby tapas restaurant with friends.
His comments come after Home Secretary Theresa May granted police an additional £95,000 ($175K) to extend the five-year-old inquiry for a further six months.
Det Ch Supt Duthie added: “There is a missing girl and if she has been murdered and if we think we have got justifiable and reasonable lines of inquiry to pursue then they should be dealt with.”
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