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10 years later, UK police still pursuing missing girl case

FILE- In this July 24, 2008 file photo, former detective Goncalo Amaral in the Madeleine McCann case poses next to her photo with his book, whose title translates as "The Truth in the Lies", during its launch in Lisbon. British detectives say they are still pursuing "critical" leads in the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, 10 years after the girl — then three years old — vanished from a vacation home in Portugal. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Wednesday, April 26, 2017 there are "significant investigative avenues ... of great interest" to detectives both in Britain and in Portugal. (AP Photo/Joao Henriques, file)

FILE- In this July 24, 2008 file photo, former detective Goncalo Amaral in the Madeleine McCann case poses next to her photo with his book, whose title translates as "The Truth in the Lies", during its launch in Lisbon. British detectives say they are still pursuing "critical" leads in the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, 10 years after the girl — then three years old — vanished from a vacation home in Portugal. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Wednesday, April 26, 2017 there are "significant investigative avenues ... of great interest" to detectives both in Britain and in Portugal. (AP Photo/Joao Henriques, file)  (The Associated Press)

British detectives say they are still pursuing "critical" leads in the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, 10 years after the girl — then three years old — vanished from a vacation home in Portugal.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Wednesday there are "significant investigative avenues ... of great interest" to detectives both in Britain and in Portugal.

Madeleine went missing in Portugal's Algarve region in May 2007. Her disappearance sparked global interest as pictures of her and her grieving parents were published around the world.

Rowley said one hypothesis that has not been ruled out was a "burglary gone wrong," though all theories "have to remain open." He didn't elaborate.

He added there was no "definitive evidence" on whether the girl is alive or dead.