(FOXNEWS) — British investigators probing the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann from a resort in Portugal have contacted Australian police about remains of a young girl found in a suitcase near a highway, London's Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to FoxNews.com Tuesday.
"We are aware of the discovery of the body and we have made contact with authorities in South Australia," a spokeswoman for Scotland Yard said Tuesday morning. Australian police, meanwhile, said a connection is "unlikely," although the girls' ages match and the dead girl's time of death lines up with McCann's disappearance.
The remains -- found with a distinctive homemade quilt -- were described by the South Australian Police Department as those of a "fair-haired" child, likely a Caucasian female and between 2 ½ and 4 years old. Based on an examination of the bones, Australian police determined the child was killed "some time since the start of 2007."
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