British girl Madeleine McCann, who went missing on a family vacation in Portugal, may still be alive, British authorities said Wednesday.
London's Metropolitan Police plan to release a new image of the girl, who vanished in May 2007.
Madeleine was nearly 4 years old when she vanished from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz as her parents dined in a nearby tapas restaurant with friends.
Despite a huge police investigation and massive coverage in the Portuguese and British media, she has not been found.
At one point, authorities in Portugal had named the girl's parents as suspects, as well as a British man living in Portugal, Robert Murat.
But a spokesman for the Portuguese prosecutor's office said in July 2008 that authorities found no evidence of involvement by any of the three and they were no longer considered suspects.
Kate McCann said earlier that she thought being named as a suspect had a devastating effect on the case.
Portuguese investigators closed the case in July 2008.FULL STORY