On May 3, 2007, three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, where she was vacationing with her parents. Despite an extensive search effort by Portuguese authorities and the subsequent involvement of Scotland Yard investigators, there has been no trace of Madeleine.

Now, 16 years later, authorities in Portugal have launched a new search for clues about Madeleine's disappearance. Using ground-penetrating radar and a drone, officers are scouring an area in Portugal located about 30 miles from the resort where Madeleine vanished.

The search is being carried out in response to information received from a witness who reported seeing a man acting suspiciously in the area around the time Madeleine disappeared. While the witness had originally given this information to authorities at the time of the case, it had apparently been overlooked until it resurfaced in recent investigations.

The new search for Madeleine's whereabouts has brought renewed attention to the case, which has remained one of the most high-profile missing-persons cases in modern history. Madeleine's disappearance sparked an international outcry, with celebrities and politicians alike calling for her safe return.

The case has been the subject of numerous documentaries, books, and articles, with

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