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01st Jun 2023

Police find items linked to Madeleine McCann following reservoir search

Kat O'Connor

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have recovered multiple items after searching a reservoir in Portugal.

They confirmed multiple items were discovered during the three-day search.

They updated the public on the investigation this week.

Braunschweig Public Prosecutor’s Office stated:

“The search operation carried out last week in the area of the Arade reservoir in Portugal ended on Thursday after three days as planned. A previously precisely defined area along the reservoir was completely searched for possible evidence.”

“A number of items were seized as part of the operation. These will be evaluated in the coming days and weeks. It is not yet possible to say whether some of the items are actually related to the Madeleine McCann case.”

The update comes after a British couple found a Madeleine McCann shrine near the reservoir.

According to Mail Online, a couple found the shrine and said it was “very strange”.

The couple, named Ralf and Ann, said the scene was troubling. They sent photos of the ‘shrine’ to officers, but never heard back from them.

“Thinking about it now gives me goosebumps because when we saw where the police were searching the past few days you could see that’s where the row of stones was pointing to,” Ann told Mail Online.

“Back then when we found it the whole thing was just so weird. At the time I thought, ‘has someone dumped Madeleine in the water and then come back to make a shrine in her memory?’ It was so odd.”


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