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Watch to know about first formal suspect in Madeleine McCann case

15-years ago, 3-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared. In April 2022, Portuguese authorities named a formal suspect in the case. With fresh reporting from Germany and the UK, CNN’s Randi Kaye unfolds what we know about the prime suspect and when we can expect charges to be filed against him in “CNN Special Report, Missing: Madeleine McCann” airs Friday, June 3, at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.
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Man fears Madeleine McCann was hidden inside van shown to him by prime suspect

The father of Madeleine McCann prime suspect Christian Brueckner’s ex fears the girl may have been hidden inside the paedophile’s van as he was shown it. Dieter Fehlinger, 67, was shown the Volkswagen in 2007 while visiting his daughter Nicole in Portugal. He previously said Brueckner – who was made the prime suspect of Maddie’s murder in April – had said he could hide drugs or “even a small child” in an adapted hiding place.Mr Fehlinger initially brushed off concerns around Brueckner’s comments but is now haunted by the possibility that the British toddler who went missing in May 2007...
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Prosecutor Admits Madeleine McCann May Have Been Trafficked After Shocking Disappearance

German prosecutor Han Christian Wolters touched on the "possibility" Madeleine McCann may have been kidnapped and sold to a child trafficking ring before her death while being interviewed on a Portuguese news program. McCann tragically went missing from the Praia da Luz resort in Portugal in 2007 while on a vacation with her family. Her body has never been found and no one has ever been convicted in connection with her disappearance. In late April, the cold case made headway when convicted rapist Christian Brueckner was named a formal suspect."So, you don’t believe that she was sold?" a Portuguese television...
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Madeleine McCann may have been kidnapped, trafficked before death

A German prosecutor probing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann said the British toddler may have been killed after being kidnapped and sold to a child-trafficking ring. The revelation came this week when prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters was being interviewed on Portugal’s “Sabado” news program on the CMTV network, according to a report. “So, you don’t believe that she was sold?” asked TV reporter Sandra Felgueiras during the interview. “I am not allowed to speak about these details,” Wolters said, although he did not deny the scenario. But when asked if Madeleine’s kidnap and sale to a pedophile ring was a possibility, he replied,...
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New evidence found in Madeleine McCann case, says German prosecutor

LISBON, May 4 (Reuters) - Investigators have found new evidence potentially incriminating the key suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann 15 years ago, said Hans Christian Wolters, the German prosecutor who has been investigating the case since 2020. In an interview with Portuguese TV channel CMTV on...
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Madeleine McCann: German prosecutor ‘finds new evidence’ in prime suspect’s van

German police claim to have found new evidence of missing Madeleine McCann inside the van of prime suspect Christian Brueckner.As Madeleine’s parents held a vigil to mark the 15th anniversary of the day she went missing during a family holiday in Portugal, lead investigator Hans-Christian Wolters revealed evidence had been uncovered potentially linking the convicted rapist to the three-year-old’s disappearance.He told Portuguese TV show Sabado: “We have found new facts and new evidence. It’s not forensic evidence but evidence.”When asked about rumours fibres from the youngster’s pyjamas had been found inside the German’s campervan, the prosecutor said: “I’m not going...
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