Disappearance of Maddie McCann : the face of the suspect, a convicted paedophile, unveiled

And if the mystery would end, thirteen years after the fact ? The German police announced, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, have a serious track on the disappearance of little Madeleine McCann, called Maddie, in 2007 during a family holiday in Portugal. A man, already imprisoned, might well be his abductor. To expedite things, his portrait was unveiled.

The German federal police issued a press release to announce that investigators focusing now on the case of a man, a pedophile multir√©cidiviste, incarcerated in a prison in germany. This 43-year old German named Christian Brueckner , and is currently serving a long prison sentence “for another matter”, police said. He was sentenced last year in a case of rape on a tourist american. His DNA was found on the victim. He has been punished with a sentence of fourteen years in prison. The English press also reports that he was sentenced for the rape of a woman of 72 years…

The suspect would be a “sex offender, already convicted several times”, particularly for having sexually abused several children, said the police. According to initial information, it was a white man, who is 1.80 m tall and wore blonde hair short at the time. Since then, the press has shared the picture of the suspect with blue eyes.

After its first revelations, the prosecutor’s office in Brunswick (Northern Germany) has announced to look for the death of little Maddie McCann, whose body has never been found. “We assume that the girl is dead, “said Hans Christian Wolters, spokesperson, to the press. Maddie disappeared in may 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday, while she was staying with a family in the small seaside resort of Praia da Luz, in Southern Portugal. Her parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, had been indicted before being laundered. They have even been received by the former pope Benedict XVI.

Crucial information

Christian Brueckner, also condemned in 2017 for possession of images of child pornography after several other convictions on the facts of sexual assault on a minor since the early 2000s, and is therefore suspected of being behind the disappearance of Maddie. He worked in the same resort, and had two cars : a Jaguar XJR 6 dark-colored that bore a plate of German registered in Augsburg(in Bavaria) and a Volkswagen van T3 Westfalia white and yellow with a plate of Portuguese. A van in which he lived.

The German police traced his calls on the day of the disappearance of the child. He had received a call from 19h32 at 20h02. The disappearance of Maddie had taken place between 21: 10 and 22h. The police has made public the phone numbers of the suspect (+351 912 730 680) and the person that called (+351 916 510 683). The person who placed the call is a control key. Another witness is sought : a woman from Kosovo, very young at the time of the facts, which would have had a brief affair with Christian Brueckner. They would have stayed together in an apartment located a twenty minute walk from the hotel where were Maddie and her family.

Christian Brueckner is expected to soon be heard by the court within the framework of this investigation.