Former prison worker and military man David Fullman (not actual name) spotted a blonde girl speaking Spanish in an English accent at the communal pool at the Tropicana apartment complex in La Herradura and was immediately reminded of Maddie.
La Herradura is a town a little east of Nerja in Granada province.
|La Herradura, Spain|
“A Spanish couple were by the pool with a very Spanish daughter and a blonde, white-skinned girl who looked English and spoke with an English accent,” said Fullman, who was on holiday with his wife at her parents apartment.
“I tried to take a photo but the parents were keeping an eye on me, it was obvious I was watching them so I didn’t want to make a scene or appear to be a pervert.
|Maddie at 3 and e-fit of her older|
“She looked like the digital construction, but more like her mother.”
Fullman, currently enrolled in a university degree, added: “I felt like I had to report this, even if it leads to nothing.
Maddie disappeared from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007, while her parents Kate and Gerry ate dinner nearby.
Praia da Luz is on the south coast (Atlantic) of Portugal, while Nerja is on the south coast (Mediterranean) of Spain, about 5 hours by car east of Praia da Luz.
The Olive Press has reported on a string of previous alleged sightings of Maddie in the Axarquia.
Axarquia is a region in Andalusia, Spain. It's coast stretches from Malaga east to Nerja.
British expat Rose Johnson, 70, believes she saw the missing girl playing on Penoncillo beach – between Torrox and Nerja – in the summer of 2011.
While in 2012, Spanish national police investigated a witness’ claim that Maddie had been seen walking in the town accompanied by ‘several people.
Alhaurin el Grande is a region in Malaga province, Andalusia, just west of Malaga city.
That's quite a few potential sightings for one small area of Spain. Is it even possible anymore?