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Madeleine McCann Parents: Death Threats Against Couple Investigated

By    |   Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 04:48 PM

More than 80 death threats and abusive online posts made against the parents of missing Madeleine McCann are being investigated by British police.

Kate and Gerry McCann were originally considered suspects when their 3-year-old daughter Madeleine disappeared on a family vacation in Portugul in 2007. But they were cleared in 2008, and a group, Operation Grange, has continued to investigate the little girl’s disappearance.

It was that group that gathered a collection of the posts, which included comments like “I want to see them smashed up the back of a bus or trampled by horses,” and turned them over to police, UPI reported.

"We can confirm we received a letter and documentation on Sept. 9 which was passed to officers from Operation Grange. They are assessing its contents and consulting with the CPS and the McCann family," UPI quoted a Scotland Yard spokesman.

The McCanns have sued and won cases against British newspapers for suggesting they may have had something to do with Madeleine’s death.  They received $891,000 in damages on those cases, and the newspapers printed front-page apologies.

In July, it was announced that four suspects were being questioned in Portugul about Madeleine’s disappearance, the result of new developments that occurred in the case in 2013.

Police were using ground-penetrating radar to search areas around where the McCanns were vacationing in Italy as recently as June 2014, BBC News said. Nothing was found.

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