updated 05/03/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/03/2010 AT 7:45 AM ET
Gerry and Kate McCann are thanking supporters and vowing to continue their search for daughter Madeleine as they mark the third anniversary of her disappearance while on holiday in Portugal.
A note posted to findmadeleine.com this weekend reads: “Thank you to everyone who has stayed with us during the past three years – hoping, praying and supporting our efforts to find Madeleine and bring her home. We know we couldn’t have achieved as much as we have without this help.
“Milestones and anniversaries are never easy, but the work to find our little Madeleine will continue regardless, with the same determination and tenacity as it always has and for as long as it takes.
“It might be three years without Madeleine but it certainly doesn’t feel like we’re at the end of the line – far from it.
“Madeleine. Still missing, still missed, still looking!”