Netflix's new docuseries The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann was released on March 15th. The eight-hour series will surely become the TV to watch for true crime fans. And they will probably come out of the show with some questions.
The biggest, of course, is what really happened to Madeleine? While the show by director Chris Smith explores different theories, it does not finally solve the mystery of what happened to Madeleine, 3, who disappeared while on vacation with her parents in Portugal in May 2007.
The next question could be : Because they are not Madeleine's parents
interviewed for the documentary?
Gerry and Kate McCann chose not to participate in the documentary
The parents of Madeleine, Gerry and Kate McCann, have recently stated that the filmmakers approached them for the appearance of the documentary, but decided not to be involved.
The couple released a brief statement on the series, which was shared on the FindMadeleine.com website:
We know that Netflix
is planning to screen a documentary in March 2019 on Madeleine's disappearance. The production company told us they were making the documentary and asked us to participate. We have not seen and we still do not see how this program can help Madeleine's research, and since c & # 39; s an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it. As a result, our opinions and preferences are not reflected in the program.
The couple added that "they will no longer do
statements or interviews about this program. "
" Kate and Gerry and their larger family and friends were
approached a few months ago to participate in the documentary "Clarence
Mitchell, the former family spokesman, said
the Guardian . "Kate and Gerry have not asked and do not see how it goes
help Maddie's research on a practical level, so they chose not to engage. "
The McCanns suspected the disappearance of their daughter?
Madeleine, the eldest daughter of the McCanns disappeared from an apartment in a resort in Praia da Luz, Portugal, while her parents were in a restaurant about 180 feet away Parents returned to the apartment repeatedly to check on Madeleine and her two-year-old twin brothers , who were all sleeping while Kate and Gerry dined with friends. When they checked the kids at 10, they found out that Madeleine had disappeared.
A search for Madeleine began, but the child
nowhere. About a week after his disappearance, the Portuguese police
name of a British-Portuguese man as a suspect, but was eventually authorized.
In September 2007, the police appointed the McCanns as suspects in the disappearance of their daughter. One theory was that Madeleine was accidentally killed and her parents tried to cover it up. In July 2008, the McCanns were cleared as suspects.
The McCanns are still looking for their daughter
During their ordeal, the McCanns kept their
innocence and appealed to the public for help in finding their own lack
daughter. The couple also hired a private investigator to examine the case.
In the end, the UK police were also involved in the investigation.
The McCanns continue to hope that their daughter is still alive. "It becomes more difficult to know what to say or write, as each anniversary of Madeleine's abduction approaches passes," the couple wrote in a message on the 11 anniversary of his death. "Life is full and committed that helps but Madeleine is still missing and she is still deeply forgotten … She is a real person and still our child, and as always, we will do everything we can to find her. "
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