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27th Mar 2023

Woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann will appear on Dr. Phil

She believes she is Madeleine McCann.

A woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann is set to “present evidence” during an interview with Dr. Phil.

Julia Wendell, who is also known by the names Julia Faustyna and Julia Wandelt, has been interviewed by the American chat show host, with the episode due to air in the US tonight.

The 21-year-old went viral in February after sharing what she claimed as “evidence” on Instagram that she is the girl who went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.

The evidence included some freckles on her leg and an eye defect. Julia, 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.

Julia has also claimed she was abused by a German pedophile who looks like someone who was once a suspect in Maddie’s disappearance.

Polish police have disputed Julia’s evidence and her parents have claimed she is unwell.

Julia is waiting for DNA test results.

Julia has been working with a so-called medium, Dr. Fia Johansson since flying to America.

During her interview, Julia tells Dr. Phil that she is waiting for the results of a DNA test to find out her true identity and that she believes she is in fact, Madeline McCann.

Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, are reportedly open to the test.

Madeline was just four years old when she disappeared from her holiday apartment. No trace of her has ever been found and no one has been arrested.

The prime suspect in the disappearance, convicted sex offender Christian Brueckner, has been charged in Germany with unrelated sexual offences.

He is accused of five offences between 2000 and 2017 in Portugal. German prosecutors say the investigation into Maddie’s disappearance is ongoing separately.

This article originally appeared on JOE UK.