What Happened to Madeleine McCann? Inside the Unsolved Case of a Little Girl Gone Missing on Holiday

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She was sleeping in her bed. Then she was gone.
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It’s late April 2007. A family of five—two doctors and their three young children—pack their swimming trunks and sandals and fly from their home in central Britain to a resort on the coast of southern Portugal. They’re heading to the village of Praia da Luz, a resort town with a population of about 1,000 people. Some locals call Praia da Luz “Little Britain” because the area is so popular among expats and Brits on holiday.

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