Reporters: Girl Pictured by Tourist in Morocco Is not Missing Madeleine

World | September 26, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Reporters: Girl Pictured by Tourist in Morocco Is not Missing Madeleine The blonde girl, who was photographed by a tourist in Morocco, is not the missing Briton Madeleine McCann, British and Spanish reporters said Wednesday. Photo by CNN

The blonde girl, who was photographed by a tourist in Morocco, is not the missing Briton Madeleine McCann, British and Spanish reporters said Wednesday, cited by BBC.

The journalists claim to have traced the girl, pictured being carried on a Moroccan woman's back.

Experts have been examining the photo, taken three weeks ago by a Spanish tourist but Rashid Razaq, a London newspaper reporter, said he had seen the youngster in the picture.

"She has got a resemblance to Madeleine but when you see her properly, it is obvious it isn't her," Razad explained.

He added the girl in the picture was five-year-old Bushra Binhisa, daughter of an olive farmer.

A Spanish reporter who also claims to have looked for the girl in the photo says she is a Moroccan of Berber origin. He told the BBC he found her by showing the photo to villagers, who identified the family.

The four-year-old victim vanished from the apartment room at the Portuguese Praia da Luz resort on 3 May while her parents were eating with friends at a nearby restaurant.

The family maintains Madeleine was abducted and has campaigned internationally to secure the safe return of their daughter, including having a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and securing support from football star David Beckham.
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