Portuguese police formally declared the mother of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann a suspect in her disappearance during eleven hours of questioning last night, according to Ontario Now:
The four-month global search for missing British toddler Madeleine McCann took a dramatic twist Friday when the girl’s mother, Kate, was formally named a suspect by Portuguese police.
The development followed renewed lengthy questioning by police in Portimao, southern Portugal, of Kate McCann, a 39-year-old doctor.
Her husband, Gerry, who was being questioned separately, was also expected to be named a suspect, or “arguido.”
Read the whole report at the above link. The suspicion is that the McCanns may have given their children sedatives so they could go out, and little Madeleine may have been accidentally overdosed.
In the USA, police would typically attempt to rule out the parents first with direct and immediate questioning. It’s sad that it so often comes down to the parents, but it’s true nonetheless. The McCanns, it ought be noted, vehemently deny any involvement.
Meanwhile, O.J. Simpson continues his unending search for “the real killers,” whom he apparently suspects are hiding on a golf course somewhere . . .