The Madeleine McCann
disappearance case has intrigued people across the world for more than a decade. When the 3-year-old girl disappeared while on a family vacation in Portugal, her family was immediately thrust into the spotlight. Madeleine's case is the subject of a new Netflix
documentary, and is one of many true crime stories being highlighted in today's true crime boom, which is drawing attention back to her parents as well.
Madeleine McCann's parents are Kate and Gerry McCann
, who both were doctors, according to Country Living
. Kate also became an author in the years following her daughter's disappearance, writing a 2011 memoir about their experience entitled Madeleine: Our Daughter's Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her. At the time of Madeleine's disappearance in 2007, the couple were both in their late 30s.
Four months after Madeleine's disappearance, news outlets around the world reported that Kate was named a suspect in Madeleine's disappearance.