Portugal closes case of missing British girl

July 21, 2008 1:41:18 PM PDT
Portugal's attorney-general has told police to halt their investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann for lack of evidence. The case will remain on hold unless new evidence emerges.

Attorney-General Fernando Pinto Monteiro's office said Monday the 14-month investigation uncovered no evidence of a crime by the three people named as suspects: Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry and local man Robert Murat.

The girl went missing in May 2007, a few days before her fourth birthday, during a family vacation in Portugal's southern Algarve region.