Dutch teen claims to see missing girl

February 20, 2008 12:47:46 PM PST
A Dutch teen believes she saw the missing British girl Madeleine McCann at a French roadside restaurant last week.Newspaper De Gelderlander interviewed Melissa Firing, 18, who said she saw the girl at the restaurant L'Arche near the French city of Montpellier on Feb. 15.

McCann has been missing since May 3, 2007, when she disappeared during a family vacation in Praia da Luz in Portugal. She vanished days before her 4th birthday.

Firing, in Nijmegen, Netherlands, told the newspaper she was sure the girl was Madeleine because of the way she reacted when she called her name, and because she was able to look her in the eyes.

A man accompanying the child then took her and quickly left the restaurant, the teenager said.

French police were reviewing security videotapes of the incident, the newspaper said.