A retired police detective has claimed that Madeleine McCann could be found using facial recognition technology on Facebook.
Madeleine vanished from the family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on May 3, 2007, when she was three years old – with her mother Kate saying the 10th anniversary is a ‘horrible marker of time, stolen time’.
Former Scotland Yard detective chief inspector Mick Neville has revealed that the site’s cutting-edge software could help find Maddie, who would now be 14 years old.
When Facebook users upload an image the social media platform maps facial features and ‘recognises’ other users – making tagging easier.
Mr Neville, a forensics expert, believes the state of the art technology could be used to trace Maddie because of a distinctive blemish in her right eye.