Fourteen years ago three-year-old Maddie McCann disappeared while on vacation in Portugal. Today, the prosecutor in charge of the case is convinced that the girl was kidnapped and killed.
He is sure he holds the culprit in the Maddie McCann case. Hans Christian Wolters, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation of the disappearance of the little girl, confided in the columns of the Mirror newspaper. He assures that more than a decade after the disappearance of Maddie McCann, the authorities found the culprit. According to him, it would be Christian Brueckner, a suspect designated by the German police a year ago. The 44-year-old man is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for the rape of a 72-year-old American. “It is quite possible that we will indict him. We have the proof now“Says the prosecutor to the newspaper. He says he wants to take his time in the investigation in order to gather as much evidence as possible.”I’m not saying what we have is not enough now. But he’s in jail, so we don’t have that pressure on us.“
But in this interview, Hans Christian Wolters leaves little room for doubt as to the fate of the little English girl. He is convinced: the suspect would have “kidnapped and killed“Maddie McCann.
“We have no proof that Madeleine is dead”
However, a few lines later, the prosecutor admits not having concrete proof that Madeleine is dead. “I can’t tell you on what basis we assume she died. But for us there is no other possibility. There is no hope that she is alive.“He underlines the difficulty of the investigation given that the police never found the body of the little girl, nor any trace of DNA in the hotel room where she was abducted.
As a reminder, Maddie McCann disappeared while on vacation with her parents in Praia da Luz in the Algarve in Portugal. She slept in her room at the Ocean Club while her parents dined at the hotel restaurant. Around 10 p.m., when her mother comes to check to see if the child is asleep, she finds Maddie’s bed empty, the shutters and window open.
“All I can do is ask you to be patient. I personally think that we will come to a conclusion next year“Hans Christian Wolters told the newspaper. The police took the damning testimony of a friend of Christian Brueckner and the analysis of his phone showed that he was at the Ocean Club the night Maddie McCann disappeared.”This is only circumstantial evidence, we have no scientific evidence“, admits the German prosecutor. The man suspected of having kidnapped (and killed?) the little girl would also be implicated in other cases of sexual violence.