Facebook technology could help find missing girl ten years ago

There are few dates to mark the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in a resort in the south of Portugal. The mystery remains unresolved.

In recent days it has transpired that retired detective Mick Neville warned about a particular physical detail of the girl who goes unnoticed at first sight and with which he believes that Facebook can help find it.

This retired forensic scientist from Scotland Yard has focused on a particular spot the small one had on his right eye, from his pupil down through the iris, which is known as a “coloboma” and which affects seven to every one million people.

Facebook technology allows you to recognize and identify faces every time an image is uploaded, even if people’s names are not tagged.

That’s why Neville believes facial recognition software that Facebook uses could be used to select all 14-year-olds (the age Maddie would have today) who have that pigmentation in their right eye, which would greatly reduce the universe to investigate To try to find the British girl.

The detective is confident that if the girl is still alive it is very likely that a current picture of her is somewhere on the Internet.

“There are still opportunities to know what happened to Madeleine McCann through the use of images,” Neville told The Sun. “If she’s alive, and there’s no evidence that she’s not, using a combination tech tactic and facial recognition specialists, we could know where Maddie is today.” Maddie today. “