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What age would Madeleine McCann be now and what year did she go missing?
24 May 2023, 14:02 | Updated: 24 May 2023, 15:08
The Madeleine McCann case has had some strong new developments this month as it marks the 16th anniversary since she first went missing on her family holiday in Portugal
With very little leads on the case overall, recent evidence has led police to begin searching a reservoir, Arade dam, in Portugal.
Over 31 miles from where she originally went missing in Praia da Luz, police have suggested they are on the hunt for signs of the pink Eeyore pyjamas that she was wearing when she went missing.
Currently, the prime suspect in her disappearance is convicted sex offender Christian Brueckner who is already in a German prison on rape and assault charges.
But as we pass another anniversary of missing Madeleine McCann, the public are taking a look back at the case as a whole - when did she go missing? And how old would she be now? Here are the answers.
What year did Madeleine McCann go missing?
Kate McCann reported her daughter missing on May 3rd, 2007 after it was her turn to check on the children while out for dinner.
At 10pm, Kate discovered Madeleine's bed was empty and the windows and shutters were open in her room. At the time, Madeleine was just three-years-old.
From this moment on, staff, guests and hundreds of volunteers searched Praia da Luz, where the family were staying in Portugal, in an attempt to find Madeleine. Border police and airport staff were also put on alert.
The case has been on-going for 16 years with new discoveries only just being made in relation to the German paedophile.
German prosecutor confirms search is 'connected with Madeleine McCann proceedings'
How old would Madeleine McCann be now?
Born on May 12th, 2003, Madeleine would now be 20 years old. She was reported missing a week before her fourth birthday.
Her twin siblings, who were also in the room when she was taken, are now 18 years old.