The Madeleine McCann affair continues to make people talk. While in Germany, investigators are concentrating all their efforts around the suspect Christian Brueckner, now one of the former protagonists of the case allows himself a comment. In an interview with BILD for the documentary The Maddie McCann Case, the Portuguese inspector Goncalo Amaral, initially in charge of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, in 2003, violently pointed the finger at the efforts of his German colleagues. Long convinced of the guilt of Maddie’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, the ex-policeman reiterated his accusations while attacking the German police and his “fabricated suspect”.
“It wouldn’t be the first time that a fabricated suspect has solved an investigation,” he said. “The main culprits of this disappearance are those who had custody of the girl: the parents. The German prosecutor should not continue to say that he has evidence against Christian B. So prosecute him! Judge him! And explain “Me how someone could have entered the apartment without leaving any fingerprints or gloves. To this day, I am convinced that the abduction was faked. First, no one could tell if the window of the room was open or closed. We were told that the alleged kidnapper had come in and out. But there were prints belonging to the mother on the window. These were the only ones that were found. “
Brunswick: “The opinion of a former Portuguese officer does not interest us”
As early as 2007, Goncalo Amaral had made Kate and Gerry McCann “arguidos” (suspects) in the disappearance of their daughter, which occurred on May 3, 2007 in the Ocean Club resort in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Fired later, the ex-inspector of the PJ has always maintained his version, even going so far as to accuse the British police of following only the leads which “arranged” the McCanns. For his part, the German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters, in charge of the current investigation around Christian Brueckner, does not care about the allegations of his predecessor: “The opinion of a former Portuguese officer does not interest us”, he indicated. “He doesn’t have our records. Therefore, his conclusions are perfectly sassy.”
Suspected of having kidnapped Madeleine McCann while he himself lived in the Algarve, Christian Brueckner is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for the rape of a 72-year-old American in 2005, precisely in Portugal. In June 2020, the Brunswick prosecutor’s office declared that it had “evidence or concrete facts” confirming the death of Madeleine McCann. To this day, however, the girl remains untraceable.
Kate and Gerry McCann © GOFF INF