October 14, 2013 - 5:04 AM
LONDON - British police said Sunday that the timeline and version of events surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have “significantly changed,” allowing them to build their most detailed reconstruction of the case yet.
London’s Metropolitan Police said that investigators have been able to “place more significance” on events of the night when Madeleine, then 3 years old, vanished from a Portuguese resort in May 2007.
Det. Chief Insp. Andy Redwood says Scotland Yard’s investigation has “significantly changed the timeline” and accepted version of events of that night. He did not elaborate on what has changed, but said he hopes when the public sees the new reconstruction, more information will come in that will move the investigation forward.
The reconstruction — and pictures of men police would like to speak to who were seen in and around the resort where Madeleine disappeared — will feature in a BBC Crimewatchprogram set to air Monday.
VIDEO: British police hope BBC broadcast will yield breakthrough
Police said they would like to identify the men and eliminate the innocent as suspects.
Since the Metropolitan Police launched its own investigation, 41 people of interest have been identified, including 15 U.K. nationals.
News from © The Associated Press, 2013