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Madeleine McCann Investigators ‘100% Convinced’ They’ve Solved The Case

by : Poppy Bilderbeck on :
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The case surrounding Madeleine McCann’s disappearance has reportedly hit a new milestone, as investigators say they are ‘100% convinced’ they know who the suspect is and what happened to the young girl.

McCann, who was 3 at the time, went missing over 14 years ago while on holiday with her family in Algarve, Portugal.

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Each year efforts to find the missing girl have continued and now, a suspect has reportedly since been identified, despite her parent’s fears of him never speaking out.

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German prosecutors have revealed they have enough evidence to bring a charge against the suspect, however are waiting to ‘strengthen their position’ first.

The suspect – Christian Brueckner, 44 – is currently serving a prison sentence for drug offences in Germany and has been handed a seven-year term for the rape of a 72-year-old woman.

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Despite Brueckner ‘bragging how the police don’t have a shred of evidence‘, investigators claimed they are ‘100% sure’ that he murdered McCann, The Mirror reports.

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Brueckner was living in a camper van near Praia da Luz in Portugal at the time of McCann’s disappearance, with phone records allegedly showing that he received a call near the McCann’s holiday apartment about an hour before the 3-year-old disappeared, Independent reports.

German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters, who admitted the evidence they have is circumstantial, said: 

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We’re confident that we have the man who took and killed her.

It is possible that we could charge. We have that evidence now. But it’s not about charging him – we want to charge him with the best body of evidence possible.

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Wolters said it would be ‘nonsense’ to charge him at present, ‘rather than wait for answers that could strengthen [their] position’, noting that they have ‘time on our hands’ due to Brueckner being in prison.

Madeleine McCann - Police walk along the site after they started digging in an allotment area near Hanover, Germany July 29, 2020, where Christian B, a suspect in the Madeleine McCann investigation lived for a while some years ago. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Alamy

The alleged murder has not been backed up by any DNA or photographic evidence linked to the sex offender, but Wolters told McCann’s parents, Kate and Gerry: ‘We are confident we have the man who took and killed your daughter.’

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Brueckner has denied any involvement in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and has declined to talk to police.

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  1. The Independent

    Madeleine McCann investigators ‘100% convinced’ suspect killed her and plan to bring charges next year

  2. Mirror

    Madeleine McCann prosecutor 100% convinced Christian B abducted and murdered her