why his parents ‘remain suspects’ despite the indictment of Christian B?
Madeleine McCann, known as Maddie, disappeared on May 3, 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday. She was then in Praia da Luz, a seaside resort in the south of Portugal. She was on vacation with her parents and their group of friends. His disappearance gave rise to a outstanding international campaign to try to find her. Her photos with her bobbed light brown hair went around the world.
After 14 months of investigations, the Portuguese police closed the case in 2008. It was marked in particular by the indictment parents before they are bleached. The police finally reopened the case five years later. But it was not until June 2020 that everything finally accelerated. the Braunschweig public prosecutor’s office, in Germany, has announced that his suspicions relate to a 43-year-old man. He was then in detention in Kiel, in northern Germany, for another case.
The Maddie McCann affair, marked by many twists and turns
According to German investigators, the suspect in question lived, at the material time, a few kilometers from the hotel in Praia da Luz where the child disappeared. In prison, ” Christian B. In particular, he had to be placed in solitary confinement to prevent him from being attacked by fellow prisoners. Christian Brueckner is a german pedophile multi-recidivist. He is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for the rape of a 72-year-old American woman in 2005, also in Praia da Luz.
In April 2022, a statement from the Faro prosecutor’s office brought a new twist to the Maddie McCann case. ” A new accused was charged on Wednesday […] by the German authorities in execution of a request for international judicial cooperation issued by the Portuguese Public Ministry. “, can we read. The man is officially listed by the Portuguese authorities as ” arguido“, either as formal suspect. His identity is not officially confirmed, but it is, according to German and Portuguese media, Christian Brückner. Information confirmed by his lawyer to the newspaper Picture.
A decision by the Portuguese courts hailed by the parents of Madeleine McCann, Kate and Gerry who ” don’t have not lost hope to find their daughter. ” Although the possibility may be slim, we have not given up hope that Madeleine is still alive and that we will find her.“, they shared in a statement published on the website dedicated to their child. However, this Tuesday, September 20, Gonçalo Amaral, the former chief of the Portuguese police, who investigated the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, declared that the parents of the missing girl were also ” still considered suspicious ” in that case.
Maddie McCann’s parents still considered suspect
This Tuesday, September 20, the parents of Maddie McCann were dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights. This decision follows their complaint filed in 2017 against Portugal about the actions of Gonçalo Amaral, the ex-inspector initially in charge of the investigation. In their appeal, Kate and Gerry McCann felt that their presumption of innocence and their reputation had been scorned when the former policeman had accused them, in his book Maddie: The Forbidden Investigationpublished in 2008, to have play a role in the disappearance of their daughter.
Nevertheless, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Amaral’s book caused no harm to the McCanns. Goncalo Amaral then announced: Today, the court again raised an important issue. the couple is suspicious, was and remains suspicious. Nothing else happened to prove otherwise. According to the latest information, Scotland Yard’s Operation Grange is still in the works. phase ” active” of his investigation. The English Ministry of the Interior is said to have granted the members of this operation a budget of 350,000 pounds sterling in order to explore all the leads followed.