DNA tests and New Zealand police confirm that a young girl mistakenly identified as long-time missing girl Madeline McCann is not her, according to a Feb. 13 Huffington Post report.
Authorities in England requested a DNA sample from the New Zealand girl after there were reports it could be McCann. Detective Inspector Steve McGregor said, “We have received confirmation from Scotland Yard that a DNA sample provided voluntarily from a girl mistaken as missing British girl Madeleine McCann on New Year's Eve in Queenstown last year does not provide a match for that of the missing girl.”
Detective McGregor continued, “At the time of the sighting police made thorough inquiries into the sighting and were completely satisfied that the girl was not Madeleine McCann.”
A Scotland Yard spokesperson has confirmed these reports. This is the second time another girl has been mistaken for the missing British girl. At the time of her 2007 disappearance from her family’s holiday apartment in Portugal, McCann was almost four years old.
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