In the case of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared without a trace in the Algarve in 2007, the responsible prosecutor has “material evidence” to prove her death. In an interview he confirmed this to the Portuguese media.
Thirteen years ago, then three-year-old Madeleine “Maddie” McCann disappeared from a holiday resort in the Portuguese Algarve. Her parents hoped to the end that the girl would be found alive, but the responsible Braunschweig prosecutor Hans-Christian Wolters took the hope away from them and the public.
“Material evidence” of Maddie’s death
In an interview with Portuguese broadcaster RTP, he confirmed that there was “material evidence” of the girl’s death. According to Wolters, the parents, who were also suspected of having something to do with their daughter’s disappearance, could not be blamed.
Lower Saxony, Hanover, 28/07/2020, police officers search an allotment plot between Hanover-Ahlem and Se (source: localpic / image images)
He did not want to reveal exactly what material evidence is involved: “I can’t say anything about the things we have. We have absolutely no evidence that Madeleine is alive. And all we know speaks for her to be dead.” He would would not have gone out or would have robbed the parents of hope had it not been for this certainty. The police searched an allotment garden in Hanover at the end of July, but did not disclose the results of the search.
Another possible victim accuses Christian B.
German Christian B., suspected of murder, is currently detained for other crimes. He also has multiple criminal records for child abuse. He lived in Portugal for a long time during the time of Maddie’s disappearance. His lawyer wants exculpatory evidence for B.
In the meantime, new investigations have been started against him. A possible victim reported to British media in several countries after witnesses were called, Wolters said Monday.
It is now under investigation on suspicion of raping a young Irish woman in the Algarve in 2004, he confirmed. The “Braunschweig Zeitung” initially reported on the further proceedings against the 43-year-old.