The now famous Praia da Luz, Portugal, apartment where the McCann family was staying when daughter Madeleine vanished last May has been put up for sale for $443,000, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.
The apartment is being advertised by a local real estate agent, and will be shown to prospective buyers next week, raising the possibility that people curious about the case, who want to see where the three-year-old disappeared, will come lurking.
Until now the Ocean Club vacation complex has been owned by British woman Ruth McCann, a retired teacher who is no relation to Madeleine or her parents.
According to a local paper, the apartment is listed with an asking price “substantially higher than others with similar characteristics” also for sale on the resort, the Mail reported.
An unidentified real estate agent claimed the higher price of the McCanns’ vacation apartment was not due to its link to the case but because it is aimed at British buyers.
The McCanns and their friends were having dinner at a nearby tapas bar, and reportedly conducting regular checks on their kids on the night Madeleine disappeared.
After the McCanns left the apartment, it remained empty for a month before it was rented to tourists last summer. It was later cordoned off by police in August of last year.
The sale comes weeks after the Portuguese authorities officially shelved Madeleine’s case and declared her parents to be innocent.