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Suspected Madeleine McCann Killer Christian Brueckner to Be Charged for New Rape

The only suspect in the 2007 disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann from a vacation apartment in Portugal is about to be charged—but not for her kidnapping and murder. German prosecutors say they have handed a dossier of evidence to lawyers of convicted pedophile Christian Brueckner, who is serving...
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New York Post

Investigators ‘sure’ that jailed rapist Christian Brueckner is Madeleine McCann’s ‘murderer’

Investigators revealed on the 15th anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance that they have “new evidence” incriminating their official suspect — and they’re “sure” he is the UK girl’s “murderer.” German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters revealed the developments during a TV interview Tuesday about the focus on Christian Brueckner, 45, who is behind bars for raping an American tourist at the Portugal resort where Madeleine went missing on May 3, 2007. “The investigation is still going on, and I think we found some new facts, some new evidence. Not forensic evidence, but evidence,” Wolters told CMTV’s “Sabado.” Asked about a tip the show received...
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Telegraph

Items belonging to Madeleine McCann ‘found in camper van’ of suspect Christian Brueckner

Portuguese police could travel to Germany within days after items belonging to Madeleine McCann were reportedly found in the prime suspect’s van. A prominent Portuguese journalist closely associated with the case said on German television on Tuesday that a fresh search of Christian Brueckner’s VW camper van had unearthed items belonging to the three-year-old who disappeared from a holiday apartment in the Algarve in 2007.
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The Independent

Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner denied parole in Germany – report

Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner has had a parole application rejected in Germany, according to a report.The convicted sex offender was declared an official suspect by Portuguese authorities last month.According to the Daily Mirror, Brueckner – who was sentenced to a seven-year term for rape in a separate case in 2019 – was denied parole in April due to his “social prognosis”.A spokesperson for the Oldenburg District Court told the paper: “The court ruled there were no grounds for suspending the remainder of the sentence.”Brueckner, who was identified as a murder suspect by German prosecutors in June 2020, has reportedly...
Telegraph

Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner denied parole

The prime suspect in the kidnapping of Madeleine McCann has been denied freedom by a parole board. Christian Brueckner, 45, is serving a seven-year sentence for raping a pensioner in Praia da Luz, the Portuguese resort where Madeleine went missing 15 years ago today. Brueckner, a German national, became eligible...
OK! Magazine

Christian Brueckner Questioned In Jail After Being Named A Suspect In Madeleine McCann Disappearance — See What He Was Asked!

Christian Brueckner has been questioned by Portuguese prosecutors for the first time since being named a formal suspect in the heartbreaking disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Although Brueckner has been under investigation for some time in connection with the potential crime, he was only recently branded an "arguido" or official suspect by authorities. Sources claimed prosecutors asked Brueckner a wide array of hard-hitting questions directly related to her disappearance such as “Where were you the night Madeleine McCann disappeared?” and “If you weren’t by the apartment she disappeared from that night, where were you?” according to the Evening Standard.I'LL BE...
New York Post

Madeleine McCann disappearance suspect Christian Brueckner has been quizzed in jail: report

The convicted pedophile officially declared a suspect in the 15-year-old disappearance of Madeleine McCann has now been formally interviewed about it for the first time in prison, according to a report Friday. Portuguese prosecutors traveled to Germany to officially inform Christian Brueckner, 44, that he was an “arguido,” the term...
BBC

Madeleine McCann: Christian Brueckner declared formal suspect

A German man has been declared an official suspect by Portuguese prosecutors investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Christian Brueckner, 45, has been made an "arguido", but Portuguese authorities have not formally revealed the suspect's name. In 2020 German police announced they were investigating him in connection with Madeleine's disappearance.
Grunge

Who Is Christian Brueckner, The Official Suspect In Madeleine McCann's Disappearance?

In 2007, the McCann family was on vacation in Portugal, dining at a resort with friends when their 3-year-old daughter Madeleine vanished from her bedroom. The case set off an international search for answers, and suspicions eventually turned toward Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann. However, as the investigation continued, the two of them were cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case became more or less stagnant for over a decade as investigators had trouble finding a viable suspect (via CNN).
Telegraph

The evidence linking Christian Brueckner to Madeleine McCann's disappearance

Last night Portuguese authorities confirmed that Christian Brueckner had been declared a "formal suspect" in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The move potentially paves the way for Brueckner to be flown from Germany, where he is currently imprisoned on rape and drug charges, to the Algarve for formal questioning. Brueckner...
The Independent

Christian Brueckner: Madeleine McCann suspect breaks silence to accuse prosecutors of ‘unbelievable scandal’

A convicted pedophile has spoken out for the first time since he was named Brunswick prosecutors’ prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, German media reports. The 44-year-old reportedly released a handwritten letter, headed “Christian Brueckner press release”, which was obtained and published by German tabloid Bild. The letter’s writer – believed to be Brueckner – accuses prosecutors of perpetrating an “unbelievable scandal” by starting a “public prejudice campaign” against him. The writer goes on to claim that prosecutors Hans Christian Wolters and Ute Lindemann have brought “shame” to the German legal system and demands their resignations. The...