Police officers of the State Police of North Rhine-Westphalia use an excavator in an allotment garden in Hanover on July 28, 2020. German investigators are looking for an allocation of Christian Brueckner, who was named as the main suspect for the disappearance of the British child Madeleine McCann / Christian Brueckner.
Videos and photos of the search for Madeleine McCann and recordings of Christian Brueckner, the main suspect in her case, show evidence that he may have been involved in her kidnapping.
The German police carried out a thorough search of Brueckner property after he was named a suspect in the disappearance of the 3-year-old girl and linked to other child abduction cases. While German investigators said they had « concrete evidence » that Brueckner killed Maddie, he was not charged in the case. In the UK, the case remains a missing persons investigation, with investigators claiming they have no evidence to establish whether she is dead or alive.
48 Hours is investigating the latest updates on the case and the suspect some investigators are suspecting believe that he killed Madeleine. The episode « The Puzzle: Solving the Madeleine McCann Case » will be broadcast at 10 pm. Ostzeit Saturday, February 27, 2021.
GettyPolice officers of the North Rhine-Westphalian State Police use an excavator in an allotment garden in Hanover on July 28, 2020. German investigators are looking for an allocation of Christian Brueckner, who was named as the main suspect for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Brueckner was investigated when the German police found 8,000 images of child abuse on a USB stick that was hidden in a plastic bag his dead dog Charlie was buried in a factory he had renovated. These images were viewed as evidence of an investigation into several child abduction cases, including the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
However, Brückner was released in the event of another child abduction in February 2021. The investigators named him as the main suspect for the disappearance of Inga Gehricke, known as « the German Maddie ». She disappeared from a family picnic in 2015.
GettyThe Kiel JVA prison is in Kiel on June 5, 2020 in the twilight. German police have announced that Christian B., an inmate held on other charges and whom some publications have identified as Christian Brueckner, has become the prime suspect in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.
His lawyer , Friedrich Fulscher, told The Sun on February 23, 2021: « The public prosecutor’s office has thoroughly checked the connections to the Inga case and determined that there is not even an initial suspicion against my client. »
Fulscher told The Sun further , he believes that his client will « never be charged » with Maddie’s disappearance.
The GettyAn apartment complex, Christian Brueckner’s last known address, will be on view in Hanover on July 28, 2020 at dawn. German investigators were looking for an assignment from Christian Brueckner, who was named as the main suspect for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
« He is being investigated and suspected. I have to assume they have no concrete evidence. I think that’s pretty typical for us Germans, ”he said. “We think that at least in Europe we are special and that we can do things better than other nations. We’ll see if that’s the case, but I don’t think so. «
Jim Gamble, the former head of the UK Center for the Exploitation and Online Protection of Children, told 48 hours that he believes the pieces will come together in this case.
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« When you put these things together, you get a clear one Focus that gets the puzzle much, much more complete, « he said. » For the first time in 13 years I have to say … I actually believe there is a believable suspect here. «
The GettyPolic Forces e erected a sign of private property on the property in Hanover on July 29, 2020, which the police had searched for two days in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Brueckner is imprisoned in Germany after he was convicted of rape and Was sentenced to seven years in prison. He submitted an unsuccessful offer to overturn his conviction and he will remain in jail until 2026. His conviction was confirmed in November 2020, the Daily Mail reported.
He is being jailed for raping a 72-year-old American woman at the same resort where Madeleine McCann and her family were staying when she disappeared. From 1995 to 2007 he lived most of the time in the Algarve. The rape was committed in 2005 and Maddie disappeared in 2007.
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Mark Hofmann, a Germany-based crime and intelligence analyst, said on 48 hours that Brueckner matched the profile and showed cell phone evidence him at or near the crime scene the night Madeleine disappeared. Brueckner lived about a mile from the resort.
« He’s absolutely the profile of a person who could potentially kidnap and / or kill a little girl like Madeleine McCann, » Hofmann said. “His cell phone was tracked at the crime scene, or at least next to the crime scene, the night Maddie disappeared.”
GettyThe allotment that police searched for two days in connection with Madeleine McCann’s disappearance is May 29 July 2020 in Hanover.
Through cell phone recordings, Brueckner was also in the area of the crime scene at the time of her disappearance. Investigators said he received a call from a Portuguese number at the time. He worked odd jobs in the area and was also known to have broken into hotel rooms and other vacations in the area.