The photographs are as instantly recognisable as they are haunting; three-year-old Madeleine McCann frozen in time, her angelic face the picture of innocence.
Madeleine vanished without a trace from her bed inside her family’s holiday apartment in the coastal town of Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3, 2007.
In a Sunday Night interview to air this weekend, Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, reveal the horror of discovering Maddie’s empty bed next to an open window.
“I was just screaming: ‘Madeleine’s gone, someone’s taken her’,” Kate recalls.
To some, the McCann’s were tragic victims. To others, they were negligent parents – or even worse, cold-blooded killers.
This Sunday, Rahni Sadler speaks to the experts at the heart of the mystery; the lead investigator, the forensic scientist, the criminal profiler.
“This is the most baffling case I’ve ever looked at,” forensic scientist Dave Barclay tells Sunday Night.
Now, a fresh line of inquiry has emerged – one that could finally tell us what happened to little Maddie.
Gone: A Sunday Night Major Investigation airs on Sunday at 8.30pm on Seven and PLUS7 Live.