Young woman claiming to be Maddie McCann has taken DNA test
The young woman believes she is Madeleine McCann.
A young woman who claims to be Madeleine McCann has submitted DNA samples for forensic analysis to try and prove she is the missing child.
Julia Wendell, 21, is currently in California, US, the Star reports.
Wendell went viral last month after sharing what she claimed is “evidence” on Instagram that she is the girl who went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
The evidence included two freckles on her leg and an eye defect.
The 21-year-old, who would be two years older than Maddie, who would turn 19 in April, has said she does not remember large chunks of her childhood, or the moment she was supposedly taken, but does remember overhearing her mum say she “took her”.
Julia has asked Dr. Fia Johansson to help with her case.
Johannson is with her at the safehouse in California.
She has completed multiple DNA tests.
Speaking to RadarOnline, Dr. Johansson said Julia has sent off three DNA samples for forensic analysis.
She also sent a genetic test to establish her ancestry.
“If the results come back that she’s British or from that area then we are going to continue our investigation into Madeleine McCann.
Dr. Johansson also said they will communicate with the detectives in Portugal.
However, her family is refusing to take DNA tests of their own. They have denied her claims, and have apparently blocked Wendell’s number.