A huge police search was believed to be underway after Madeleine McCann was allegedly spotted in Paraguay.
A researcher claimed Maddie, who would now be 12, was living in the city of Aregua ‘in the custody of a woman’.
Four police stations, an anti-kidnapping division and Interpol are said to be investigating the alleged sighting, according to local media
Researcher Miraz Ullah Ali told Color ABC: ‘My team and I received the information that Madeleine arrived in Paraguay a month or two ago and is living in Areguá in the custody of a woman.’
Madeleine went missing from a holiday apartment in the Algarve resort of Praia de Luz in 2007 when she was three years old.