Irish private investigator of Madeline McCann case has been found dead

Tim Craig-Harvey

Tim Craig-Harvey

A private detective hired to investigate the disappearance of Maddie McCann before being convicted as a conman has been found dead at his Surrey mansion.

56-year-old Kevin Halligen was found dead by police in his girlfriend's home after they were informed that he had been "feeling unwell".

Police are treating the death as "unexplained", the newspapers reports.

The McCanns let him go of his duties in 2009 when he failed to deliver the work they were paying him for.

Following this, Halligen had been extradited to America where he pled guilt to fraud charges over a previous contract, and was jailed but was freed due to time served in custody, and was returned to the UK.

Adrian Gatton, a TV director and investigative journalist, who made a documentary with Halligen in 2014, confirmed his death to the Press Association, saying he had not been in good health.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: "We were called to an address in Cobbett Hill Road, Normandy, on Monday following a report of a man in his 50s having been taken unwell, who subsequently died".

Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann, from Rothley in Leicestershire, used Halligen's firm to look for their daughter, who went missing in Praia da Luz in the Algarve aged three.

A file will be passed to the coroner's office.

A special service was held in May past year to mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance.

In 2011, Scotland Yard began a new investigation, but unfortunately this new case has not succeeded in finding any new information on Maddy.

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