Detective Worries Madeleine McCann Suspect Is Wrong Man
A German man is serving a sentence for raping a 72-year-old American woman should be charged with kidnapping and murder of the British toddler Madeleine McCann If one German prosecutor has evidence a famous detective spoke in an Australian documentary.
If not, Christian Brueckner should be released when his sentence for the rape ends in two years, although he is expected to be charged for an unrelated rape he committed. performed in the same resort where McCann disappeared over the coming days.
Brueckner was named the sole suspect in the case in April this year after German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters said he had evidence that the convicted rapist was involved in the cold case. Brueckner worked as a housemaid in the same resort where McCann was sleeping near her siblings while her parents ate tapas nearby with friends. Police found a girl’s bathing suit and child pornography in the camp he lived in at the time, but Brueckner swears he had sex with his 18-year-old mistress the night McCann disappeared, and therefore cannot be the kidnapper.
In a long interview for 60 minutes British detective Mark Williams-Thomas of Australia questioned whether Wolters’ so-called “evidence” was enough to fight the court. “There is no direct evidence that Christian Brueckner is in Praia da Luz,” Williams-Thomas told the program. “The German prosecutor was very clear that he had that evidence, [but] when you take it apart, it doesn’t exist. ”
He said Wolters had in fact acted too soon in asking Brueckner to be named in McCann’s case and that, while grandiose, it did not present the evidence to tie him to the case, which caused a lot of trouble. more suffering for the McCann family. “If he has evidence that Christian B. is responsible, go ahead and charge him and let the court decide if he is the right person,” Williams-Thomas said.
Wolters, who was also interviewed for the show, insists he won’t be pressured by critics. “There is only one suspect in the Madeleine case, and this is Christian B.,” Wolters said, using only Brueckner’s last name to comply with German privacy laws. “She’s dead and Christian B is the killer.”
Two years ago, Wolters identified Brueckner as the prime suspect and isolated the camper’s truck and dug up his backyard in Hamburg, where a crate containing a child’s toys was found. Brueckner, who has not previously spoken to anyone about the case and has denied wrongdoing through his attorney, wrote a letter to Williams-Thomas which states that “the romance in the period vacation” with an 18-year-old about 50 miles away was his alibi.
Wolters asserted that everyone they interviewed during the investigation pointed to Bruckner as the only person who could have arrested the child. “We’ve talked to everyone who is a part of Christian’s life at this time,” Wolters said. “If we didn’t have enough evidence, I wouldn’t talk about it this way.”