Missing Girl Case Moving Forward

ROTHLEY, England -- Portuguese police prepared documents to hand to prosecutors Monday outlining the case in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, 4, as her parents awaited the outcome at the family home.

"We are getting the case file ready to hand over to the public prosecutor ... by the end of the day," police spokesman Olegario Sousa said.

Kate and Gerry McCann and another British national, Robert Murat, are the only suspects named by police.

Four months after the disappearance of their daughter, the McCanns returned to Britain with their two other children Sunday as media speculation about what the police inquiry had unearthed continued to swirl.

Madeleine's disappearance, and her parents' high-profile campaign to find her, has attracted attention around the world. The story took a startling twist Friday when Portuguese police formally named Madeleine's parents suspects in the case.

The McCanns kept a low profile Monday, avoiding reporters and cameras camped outside their home.

"They're holding up extremely well," Brian Kennedy, Kate McCann's uncle, told reporters outside the couple's home.

Gerry McCann said Sunday that it was heartbreaking to come home without his daughter, despite an extensive effort to find her.

Portuguese police had pressed her to confess that she had killed Madeleine accidentally, then hid her body and pretended that the girl had been abducted.

"They are basically saying, 'If you confess Madeleine had an accident, and that I panicked and hid the body in a bag for a month then got rid of it in a hire car, I'd get two or three years' suspended sentence,"' she was quoted as telling the Sunday Mirror on Friday after her first police interrogation.

Until Friday, suspicion had centered on Robert Murat, a British man who lived near the hotel from where Madeleine disappeared and who was the only formal suspect. He has not been charged, and he has said he is innocent.