German prosecutors believe suspect in Madeleine McCann case could be connected to a second case

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BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether a 43-year-old who has emerged as a possible suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal may have been involved in a similar crime in Germany. Prosecutors in the northern German town lf Stendal told the dpa news agency Friday they have opened a preliminary investigation to determine whether there was anything to link the suspect to the 2015 disappearance of a 5-year-old girl McCann was 3 at the time of her disappearance in Portugal’s Algarve region in 2007. The suspect is now in prison in Germany.

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