A new suspect has emerged in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann with Police investigating a convicted child sex offender and murderer from Germany.
The man has been named as Martin Ney, 48, from Hamburg.
Ney is currently serving life in jail for the murders of three boys and the sexual abuse of several more.
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According to reports, Ney was in Portugal at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance in 2007 where he was working for an evangelical church on a project for the homeless.
He’s also believed to resemble a comfit image of a man seen carrying a young child in his arms shortly after Madeleine went missing.
The news comes as the McCann family quietly marked the 12th anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance.
Her mother Kate attended a prayer vigil at a local church along with her twin sons.
In a statement, the McCanns thanked everyone for their ongoing support.
“The months and years roll by too quickly, Madeleine will be 16 this month.
“It’s impossible to put into words just how that makes us feel. There is comfort and reassurance though in knowing that the investigation continues and many people around the world remain vigilant.”