The Madi case: New evidence against the suspect

A spokesman for German prosecutors said the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine, “Made” McCann, fifteen years ago in southern Portugal, is progressing thanks to new evidence targeting the prime suspect.

“The investigation is ongoing and we have discovered new elements, new evidence, not forensic evidence, but evidence,” said Hans Christian Walters, a spokesman for the Brunswick Public Prosecutor’s Office, which is responsible for the German part of the case. Tuesday evening show on CMTV Portugal.

On April 22 the Portuguese public prosecutor announced an indictment, at his request, against a suspect in Germany, as part of an investigation carried out “in cooperation with the English and German authorities”.

His identity or the nature of the suspicions casting a shadow over him has not been determined, but according to German justice, “Christian B.” , a pedophile who lived for several years in southern Portugal.

Repeatedly accused of kidnapping

This man, who is serving a prison sentence for raping a 72-year-old American in 2005 in Portugal, had already been identified by German investigators in 2020 as the prime suspect in the British girl’s murder.

“We are convinced that he killed Madeleine McCann,” Hans Christian Walters said, without further details, refusing in particular to reveal details of the investigation, especially details of the experience that took place in a truck belonging to him. According to the German investigation, phone records identified the suspect near the hotel complex where Madi disappeared on the evening of May 3, 2007.

“We continue to look for who he called on the phone” that evening, the spokesperson said during this TV interview. Asked about an excuse to prove that Christian B. Not in Praia da Luz on the evening of the girl’s disappearance, he said flatly: “Christian B has no excuse.”

Maddie McCann disappeared shortly before her fourth birthday in Praia da Luz, a seaside resort in the Algarve tourist area, where she was vacationing with her family. Her disappearance sparked an extraordinary international campaign led by her parents to try to find her.

After 14 months of controversial investigations, marked notably by the indictment and then acquittal of the parents, the Portuguese judiciary closed the case in 2008, before reopening the file five years later.

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