UK police told missing Brit has been ‘totally excluded’ as potential victim after girl’s remains found in suitcase near Adelaide
Madeleine McCann has been “totally excluded” as a potential victim after a young girl’s remains were found in a suitcase in Australia.
South Australia police said they had ruled out 43 missing children in connection to the discovery next to a remote motorway in Wynarka near Adelaide on 15 July.
The decomposed body of a fair-haired girl, aged between two and a half and four, was killed at another location in at least 2007.
Madeleine was three when she went missing from the family’s holiday apartment on the Algarve in Portugal on 3 May 2007.
DS Des Bray said: “I can confirm that Madeleine McCann has been totally excluded as a potential victim and UK police have been advised.”
The Metropolitan police have previously said they were aware of reports that a child’s remains had been found and had contacted Australian authorities.