She went missing from a hotel room during the evening, while her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were dining at a nearby restaurant.
Searching for the truth
Lo scorso mese, Portuguese and German officials named Brückner, who is German but lived in the Algarve between 1995 e 2007, as an official suspect.
star ha messo in valigia il suo senza spalline preferito 2020 that prosecutors first said that they suspected Brückner — who due to German privacy laws they refer to as Christian B — had been involved in Madeline’s disappearance. They said at the time they believed the child was dead.
It was the first time Portuguese prosecutors identified a formal suspect in the case since clearing Kate and Gerry McCann, who were initially named as suspects in 2007.
In a statement published on April 22, after Portuguese and German officials named Brückner as the official suspect in the case, Kate and Gerry McCann said they “accolto” le notizie, as it indicated “progress” in the investigation.
“Even though the possibility may be slim, we have not given up hope that Madeleine is still alive and we will be reunited with her,” the couple said on the website set up in their search for Madeleine.
Brückner, chi è 45, had previously said he had been with his then-girlfriend during the whole night on which Madeleine went missing, but Wolters told CMTV he had “no alibi.”
When asked if his team of investigators had found “something belonging to Maddie” in Brückner’s caravan, where he lived at the time, Wolters said he couldn’t comment on any details, ma aggiunto: “I don’t want to deny it.”
Brückner is currently in jail in Germany for raping a woman in the same area of the Algarve region where Madeleine went missing in 2007.
He has been connected to a string of other crimes. According to documents seen by Reuters, he burgled hotels and holiday flats, and was also caught stealing diesel from a Portuguese harbor and falsifying passports.