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Remains in suitcase not Madeleine McCann

By Alex Diaz

Missing Madeleine McCann has been "totally excluded" as a potential victim after a young girl's remains were found in a suitcase in Australia.

Officers said they had ruled out 43 missing children in connection to the discovery next to a remote motorway in Wynarka, near Adelaide, on July 15.

The decomposed body is that of a fair-haired girl aged between two-and-a-half and four, who was killed around 2007.

Blonde Madeleine was three when she went missing from an apartment in Portugal on May 3, 2007. But a police spokesman said: "I can confirm Madeleine McCann has been totally excluded as a potential victim and UK police have been advised."

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