BERLIN — A 43-year-old German man who lived in Portugal from 1995 to 2007 is under investigation on suspicion of murder in the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a British girl who went missing from a hotel room in Portugal, authorities in Germany said Wednesday.

An undated photograph of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007.Credit…Metropolitan Police

The man, whose identity was not released, has a criminal record for sexual abuse of children and is currently in prison serving an unrelated sentence, Germany’s Federal Criminal Police said in a statement.

They said the man had done odd jobs in the area around Praia da Luz, Portugal, where the girl disappeared from a resort while her parents were out.

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