The mystery continues: Madeleine McCann, the most reported missing-person case in modern history

Ongoing developments shed light on complicated investigation

Stars Insider

20/11/23 | StarsInsider

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The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal continues to captivate the world with ongoing developments. Recently, German investigators unearthed crucial online conversations that may hold the key to unraveling the case. In a compelling interview on BBC's 'Panorama,' the lead prosecutor revealed the discovery of online chats between the prime suspect, Christian Brueckner, and another individual, that could be a "hint" as to what happened.

The McCanns, whose then three-year-old daughter went missing in May 2007 while on holiday in the Algarve, were designated as suspects in the Portuguese investigation in September 2007, a status that was lifted in 2008. Portuguese police have now acknowledged that their investigation into Madeleine's disappearance was poorly handled. They also expressed support for the German authorities' suspicion that Christian Brueckner may have killed Madeleine.

Brueckner, residing near the resort while the McCann family were on holiday, was officially named a suspect in the case in 2022. He is currently serving a prison term in Germany for drug trafficking and the sexual assault of a woman in the same area where Madeleine disappeared. 

Wish to know more? In this gallery, uncover the complexities of one of the most challenging criminal cases in recent history, marked by unreliable evidence, false leads, and police missteps. Click on for more.

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