Scotland Yard Join Madeleine McCann Case

Britain's Home Office says it has pledged Scotland Yard's help in the case of Madeleine McCann, the girl whose disappearance drew global attention.

Madeleine vanished from a hotel room in May 2007 during a family vacation on Portugal's southern Algarve coast. Her parents have long lobbied to keep her case in the public eye, and in a recently published book they questioned the British government's commitment to the case.

Officials said Thursday they wouldn't discuss what kind assistance London's storied police force would provide.

There has been no reliable indication of what might have happened to Madeleine, who disappeared a few days before her fourth birthday, despite her parents' campaign and numerous reported sightings from around the world.
Sydney Morning Herald