Kate and Gerry McCann, who are marking nine years since their daughter Madeleine vanished while on holiday in Portugal, issue a statement on the anniversary of her disappearance.
Mr and Mrs McCann have issued a statement on their website saying that their “hope and resolve continue”, as they thanked supporters for their “continued help and commitment”. They have said “information is still forthcoming” in the inquiry.
Madeleine vanished from an apartment at the age of three while on holiday with her parents in the Algarve on May 3 2007.
Despite a hugely high-profile international hunt, there has never been any trace of her.
“As yet another anniversary comes around, we’d like to thank all our supporters for your continued help and commitment in the search for Madeleine, and the hope for her safe return.
It has been a very long time but the investigation continues, information is still forthcoming and our hope and resolve continue. Until we have answers, until there is news (real news!), there will always be hope and we will continue to do everything we can to help find Madeleine.
The charity ‘Missing People’ is releasing the single, ‘I hope’ on the 20th of May ahead of International Missing Children’s Day. Please support the charity to help all missing children and their families by downloading the song. You can pre-order in the iTunes store at: http://radi.al/IHope.
Thank you for supporting Missing People and for keeping Madeleine in your heart.
Kate and Gerry”
Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie, the head of Scotland Yard’s homicide squad recently 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.”
Our thoughts are with the McCann family as another year passes by.
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