Three years before the disappearance of Madeleine McCann gained worldwide attention, another little girl from a nearby Portuguese village went missing.
Just like Madeleine, she was never seen again. But the connections between these two cases run deeper than that.
Joana Cipriano’s 2004 murder case is explored in the sixth episode of Netflix’s The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. In it, we learn that the same detective who led the investigation into Maddie’s case, was also the head investigator for eight-year-old Joana’s.
It contends that Goncalo Amaral botched the 2004 case, and may have done the same to Maddie’s.