While German investigators are convinced of her death, their British colleagues believe that Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in 2007 while on vacation with her parents in Portugal, may still be alive. According to the Daily Mail, Scotland Yard still considers Maddie to be a missing person.
Is Maddie McCann still alive? This is a question that unfortunately many people will answer in the negative. In particular Hans Christian Wolters, the German prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the disappearance of the little girl in his country. At the beginning of October, he assured that there was no longer any hope of finding her alive. German investigators have come to the conclusion that the main suspect, Christian Brückner, has indeed kidnapped and killed Maddie.
However, across the Channel, people still want to believe that Maddie, who would be 17 today, is still alive. As the Daily Mail reports, Operation Grange, the investigating police unit, is treating the tragedy as a missing person case, not murder. Operation Grange is still in the active phase of its investigation and has a budget of 350,000 pounds (around 416,000 euros) to exhaust all leads next year.
Maddie was 3 years old when she disappeared on May 3, 2007 from the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz, Algarve. She was in the vacation apartment while her parents had dinner with friends at a nearby restaurant. Since then, there is no trace of her. The main suspect in this case, Christian Brückner, is a German pedophile who is serving a prison sentence in his country for another case. Brückner, who was previously convicted of sexually abusing minors, lived in a motorhome near Praia da Luz, in the Algarve, where Madeleine disappeared.
The investigation closed next year?
German investigators would have enough evidence to officially indict Christian Brückner. The investigation into Maddie’s disappearance should be completed within the next year, German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters recently announced.
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