The Madeleine McCann case is apparently not going to be reopened in Portugal, which is probably ruffling quite a few feathers. Portuguese investigators commented that it made no sense to reopen the case from 2007, considering that they've done their investigation already and it's over in their minds. This is an extremely touchy subject, that undoubtedly will split people down the middle on whether they agree with this move or not.
The following was said of the investigation as far as Portugal is concerned:
"[There are] no new elements...that would allow for the reopening of the inquiry".
Media reports are referring to this as a "blow" to the family of missing child Madeleine McCann, but to be quite honest, Portuguese investigators are probably tired of this case after all the work that had been put into it already.
There is also something important to consider about high profile missing persons cases and that's that sightings are hoaxed most of the time. People think that any blonde kid they see around the world is little Maddie, but the likelihood of any of these being credible are slim to none.
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