Bones Found in Australia Not Madeleine McCann's

She has been 'totally excluded as a potential victim'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2015 11:04 AM CDT
Bones Found in Australia Not Madeleine McCann's
This March 2007 file photo released by the McCann family Friday, May 4, 2007, shows 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann.   (AP Photo/McCann Family, File)

Australian authorities had set expectations low regarding the possibility that bones recently found in South Australia belonged to Madeleine McCann. They're now at zero. "Madeleine McCann has been totally excluded as a potential victim," said Detective Superintendent Des Bray today, per NBC News. The BBC reports police have also ruled out 43 missing Australian children as the victim, who is thought to be a girl between the ages of 2 and 4 who was killed sometime during or after 2007. More on the discovery, and the quilt-fabric-related clue police are working off of, here. (More Australia stories.)

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