Case of Missing Girl Reopened After 5 Years

Madeleine McCann disappeared before her fourth birthday

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This photo shows missing British girl Madeleine McCann before she went missing from a Portuguese holiday.

Authorities are reopening an investigation into the disappearance of a British girl who went missing while on vacation with her family in Portugal before her fourth birthday in 2007.

Even though Madeleine McCann’s case was closed in 2008 after authorities said they had found no evidence of a crime, detectives in northern Portugal have been reviewing evidence for two years and apparently have new leads, the Associated Press reports.

British police also said that there was new information to take into account, but authorities in neither country elaborated. The BBC unveiled new details about the case last week on its “Crimewatch” show. Within 24 hours, police received nearly 1,000 tip calls and emails, the BBC notes.