New evidence has been found against Madeleine McCann prime suspect
German investigators say they have found new evidence against the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told German TV channel CMTV: “The investigation is still going on and I think we found some new facts, some new evidence — not forensic evidence, but evidence.”
Christian Brueckner was declared a suspect by Portuguese officials last month as the 15-year legal deadline approached. The convicted sex offender has been under investigation by German officials for the last two years.
The CMTV interviewer asked Wolters, “is it true that you found something belonging to Madeleine in the caravan of Christian Brueckner? You can’t deny it, can you?”
"We are sure that he killed Madeleine McCann.”
Wolters replied, “I don’t want to deny it. We are sure that he is the murderer of Madeleine McCann. We are sure that he killed Madeleine McCann.”
According to The Sun newspaper, there is speculation that the evidence is fibres from the pyjamas that Madeleine was wearing on the night she disappeared. This would qualify as forensic evidence though, in contrast to what Mr Wolters told the reporter.
Earlier this week, Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann made a statement on the 15th anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance during a family holiday to Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3 2007.