It has been 12 years since Madeleine McCann went missing.
Since then, her disappearance from her family’s holiday villa in Portugal has never been far from the news cycle. Suspects, theories, fresh pleas for information – everyone in the world knows what Madeleine McCann looked like when she was three years old. She’s the most famous missing person of the modern era.
And now a documentary has dropped on Netflix: The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, so the story continues. Everyone, once again wants to know: what happened to Maddie?
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann official trailer. Post continues after video.
The documentary focuses most heavily on the theory the little girl was the victim of a sex trafficking ring.
It explains that Portugal, with its easy and quick access to numerous countries either by land or sea, is the ‘perfect’ place to abduct from.
Private investigator Julian Peribanez speculates in the series, if she was abducted and sold into trafficking, she would probably still be alive because she is a young, middle class white British girl.
“The value that Madeleine had was really high, if they took her it’s because they were going to get a lot of money,” he said.