updated 11/03/2009 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/03/2009 AT 9:20 AM ET
More than two years after then-3-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parents’ rented vacation bungalow in Portugal, police are releasing a new rendering of what the girl might look like now.
The video, released by the U.K. Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center, shows Madeleine as she might look at age 6, including a variant, with darker skin, that imagines she may have grown up in northern Africa. Madeleine’s parents hope that someone seeing the new image will recognize Madeleine and give authorities information about her whereabouts.
“We need it to be spread far and wide, and for those people to be exposed to this message as many times as possible,” Madeleine’s father, Gerald McCann, said.
– Michael Y. Park