Maddie McCann case: no fiber discovered in the main suspect's motorhome

Contrary to media reports on Wednesday, no fibers were found in the motorhome of the main German suspect in the investigation into the disappearance of little Briton Madeleine McCann 15 years ago in Portugal. The competent German prosecutor made the statement on Thursday to the British news site MailOnline. On April 22, the Portuguese public prosecutor announced the indictment of Christian B., a 45-year-old German and a repeat pedophile identified by German investigators in 2020 as the main suspect in the murder of the British girl.

At the time of the disappearance of young Briton Maddie McCann, the man was living in a white and yellow motorhome, according to the Mirror. Inside an object belonging to Maddie was found, according to a Portuguese police source. But the DNA of the little one would not have been identified.

The spokesman for the Brunswick public prosecutor’s office, Hans Christian Wolters, did not want to confirm or deny this information. He nevertheless declared on Portuguese television on Tuesday evening that “new elements had been discovered, new evidence. Not forensic evidence, but evidence”, according to the Daily Mail. The magistrate also added that he is convinced that the little girl was murdered and that the German suspect is the culprit.

On Thursday, however, he called “absurd” the information that fibers from the child’s pajamas were found in the suspect’s motorhome. The magistrate added that nothing, to date, suggests that Brückner is not responsible and that the investigation is not following a “dead end”. Still according to the prosecutor, the suspect has no alibi. The German’s lawyer also confirmed that no fibers were found.

Madeleine McCann, immediately referred to by the British press as “Maddie”, disappeared on May 3, 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday, in Praia da Luz, a Portuguese seaside resort where she was on vacation with her family.

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