On the evening of May 3, 2007, 3-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared from a hotel room in Praia da Luz, Portugal, and was never found. Her mother, Kate McCann, discovered Madeleine had vanished around 10 pm, just half an hour after another adult checked on the young girl and her siblings. What followed was a lengthy police investigation and trial by media that cast suspicion on the McCanns themselves.
More than 15 years after the incident, the Madeleine McCann case remains unsolved. While many believe this was a case of child abduction, others in the true crime field have offered different theories - but no real answers.
In this list, we'll break down the timeline of the night Madeleine disappeared, share possible theories and suspects, and explain where the case stands today.
In 2007, The McCann Family Was Vacationing In Portugal With A Group Of Friends
On The Penultimate Day Of Their Trip, The Adults Put The Children To Bed And Went To Dinner
At 10 pm, Kate McCann Realized Madeleine Was Missing
While Many People Joined The Search, There May Have Been Crucial Errors In How It Was ConductedPhoto: The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann / Netflix