Madeleine McCann case: Police in Portugal remain convinced parents killed daughter, says prosecutor

6/11/2020 10:15:00 AM

Portuguese police still believe Madeleine McCann's parents killed her, according to a German prosecutor

Portuguese police still believe Madeleine McCann's parents killed her, according to a German prosecutor

Hans Christian Wolters, state prosecutor in Braunschweig, says there is evidence suggesting Madeleine McCann is dead

Portuguese police still believe Madeleine McCann's parents killed her, a German prosecutor has claimed, as he exposed the "cumbersome" working relationship between rival forces.German police are probing whether the suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance was responsible for snatching and killing a nine-year-old girl almost two decades ago.The terrified ex-girlfriend of Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner is now under police protection.A German prosecutor has said there is “some evidence” that Madeleine McCann was killed by the new suspect but not enough to bring him to trial.

Hans Christian Wolters, the state prosecutor in Braunschweig, northern Germany, said working with the Portuguese authorities over the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine is "time consuming" as both sides have differing opinions on what happened to the missing three-year-old.It was Mr Wolters who announced last week that a 43-year-old German man - later identified as convicted paedophile Christian B - was now the key suspect in her disappearance.Investigators are now taking another look at Peggy's still unsolved killing to find out if paedophile Christian Brueckner, 43, was involved, it is reported.He insists it is now a "German investigation" and evidence is passed to the Portuguese police when appropriate.Officers fear she could flee the country or may be attacked by one of Brueckner’s accomplices.The suspect is currently serving a jail sentence for a drugs offence and has been put in isolation to protect him from fellow prisoners following last week's revelations.Sign up to get the Mirror's biggest and best stories delivered straight to your inbox at www.He is also receiving counselling on how to deal with the intense media coverage and has appointed Johann Schwenn, one of Germany's most high-profile defence lawyers, it was disclosed yesterday." Mr Wolters continued: "We expect that she is dead, but we don't have enough evidence that we can get a warrant for our suspect in Germany for the murder of Madeleine McCann.

Madeleine went missing from Praia da Luz while on holiday with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, and two Portuguese police have faced significant criticism for their handling of the case, which involved naming the McCanns as official suspects -- or "arguidos" -- for 10 months.Mr Wolters said the prosecutor's office in Braunschweig, the town where the suspect lived most recently, has evidence that suggests he killed Madeleine in Portugal not long after her abduction.Police were already re-examining several other cases - including the disappearances of Inga Gehricke, five, in Germany in May 2015 and Rene Hasee, six, in Portugal's Algarve in June 1996 - to find out if Brueckner was responsible."We have no evidence that he held on to Maddie for some period.He and Nakscije went on vacation in 2014.I personally think that she was killed a short time after she disappeared," he said.Brueckner was investigated over the murder 24-year-old Monika Pawlak, who worked in a kitchen and occasionally as a prostitute, in Hanover in 2010, but never charged, police documents revealed.It was also claimed on Monday night that the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was investigated over the case four years ago and ruled out by Portuguese police.

Commenting on the working relationship with the Portuguese police, Mr Wolters said: "Working together with authorities in south European countries is generally more time-consuming.They take a long time for everything and the French or British police are faster.Now, investigators in Bavaria are looking at Peggy's killing again to find out if there is a connection to Brueckner, saying there is no evidence linking him to the crime and it is "purely routine", Bild reported.When they came back she said ‘he hit me all the time’.We do stay in contact with the colleagues in Portugal, but everything is more cumbersome."I think the Portuguese officials still think that Maddie's parents are responsible for her disappearance.Peggy's disappearance sparked a massive search in Bavaria, and police and army officers extended it as far as the Czech Republic and Turkey." A senior source in the Portuguese police yesterday said that they are not searching any of the suspect's former homes until they get a request from Germany.He has also been sentenced to seven years for the rape of a woman on the Algarve in 2005.Speaking to Spanish daily newspaper ABC, the unnamed Portuguese official, who claims to still be a serving officer, but is not working on the case said: “People talk about surprises in the Madeleine McCann case with the capture of this German man, but for me it's no surprise.

"We will do what they say," he said.In 2016, DNA traces from notorious neo-Nazi Uwe Boehnhardt, who died in 2011, were found in the woods where Peggy was found..

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I bet they do! Under pressure by the local Conselho, no doubt. A bit like the Jaws film; 'No Shark here, open the beaches for the tourists!' And there he was, swimming right under their noses! Shame on you! So do many people in the many questions with absolutely no answers from this pair! As does anyone who has studied the case! A mountain of evidence against the parents and literally NONE to support the abduction claims.

That looks very accurate. All evidence drives to that hypothesis. Parents should stop the show. Sniffer dogs don't lie. Ouch. Perhaps accidentally but did it all the same So does everyone else. The Cadaver dogs evidence was solid. Spot ON

Police probe whether Madeleine McCann suspect snatched 'German Maddie' in 2001The killing of Peggy Knobloch, who was snatched on her way home from school in Lichtenberg, Bavaria, and found dead in a forest 15 years later, has been called Germany's most mysterious criminal case She’s not the German Maddie. Use her name in your headline for goodness sake

Madeleine McCann suspect's 'terrified' ex-girlfriend under police protectionEXCLUSIVE Nakscije Miftari is being watched by police as she is a key witness in the case against Christian Brueckner, who has emerged as a prime suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance Madeleine`s parents must tell the truth...

German prosecutor says there is 'some evidence' Madeleine McCann was killed by new suspectA German prosecutor has said there is “some evidence” that Madeleine McCann was killed by the new suspect but not enough to bring him to trial Look it up. It was tony podesta Whatever mistakes the adults responsible for their children's welfare made, these were compounded by the amateurish investigation by the local police. The little girl didn't stand a chance. Seriously this is so not right on many levels how frigging convenient. 12 million quid for some crap. Obviously, there aint enough evidence.

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Madeleine McCann suspect had 'horrible job to do' night before she vanishedPaedophile Christian Brueckner told his British then-girlfriend at the time that 'it’s a horrible job but it’s something I have to do and it will change my life' the night before Madeleine McCann disappeared Madeline Mccan.. still? What about the kids being stolen from parents by children's services for no reason other than to make money off keeping them in care JusticeforJoshua