The Netflix Doco On Maddie McCann Makes Claim That She's Still Alive

Danny Woods
March 15, 2019

Soon after McCann went missing from her room at the Praia de Luz resort in Algarve, Portugal, the media latched on to the case.

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann will be released on Netflix this month, see the official trailer for the documentary here.

Madeleine, three-years-old at the time, disappeared nearly 12 years ago during a family holiday in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

"Somebody knows what's happened to Madeleine McCann", a voice at the end of the trailer says. It also include dramatizations of events leading to Madeleine's disappearance. Although there has been a great deal of support for the family and the "Tapas Seven" (the nickname for the group dining away from their children on the night), there have been a great deal of conspiracy theories surrounding her disappearance - with some theorists speculating that the parents had something to do with what happened to their daughter.

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann hits Netflix this Friday, March 15.

Netflix has been pumping out some pretty good true crime documentaries about real-life abduction and murder cases that still remain a mystery.

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Each episode will examine the case of Madeleine McCann, drawing on interviews with key members involved in the investigation. The McCanns checked on their children periodically, and discovered Madeleine missing at 10pm.

One expert claims that she might still be alive due to her "value" as a white middle class girl. But it does tease possible updates in her disappearance and story.

In a statement, Gerry and Kate said, "We did not see - and still do not see - how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it".

Despite numerous offers from the filmmakers, Kate and Gerry declined to take part in the documentary, with their former spokesperson insisting: "We want nothing to do with it".

In April 2017, Portuguese ex-police chief Goncarlo Amaral claimed in a TV interview that Madeleine's body was cremated after she was abducted in 2007.

They've also reportedly urged others to refuse doing interviews with production house Pulse Films, who's making the series.

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