16 years after her disappearance, would Madeleine McCann still be alive? A 21-year-old German girl claims to be the missing baby girl, asking for a DNA test and to speak to parents Kate and Gerry McCann.
On May 3, 2007, the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a 3-year-old English girl while on vacation in Praia da Luz, Portugal, agitated the international media and investigators. Never has a kidnapping story taken on such media coverage, especially since the mystery of his disappearance remains, to this day, unsolved.
Recently, a young German woman, aged 21, affirmed her intimate conviction of being Madeleine McCann. On Instagram , she created an account called «iammadeleinemccan» («I am Madeleine McCann» in French, editor’s note) which is followed by more than 659,000 people.
The description of the page is unambiguous: “Help me, I need to speak to Kate and Gerry McCann. I think I could be Madeleine,” she wrote, adding that she even “needed a DNA test” .
She regularly posts publications in which she highlights her physical similarities with the missing girl, as well as with parents Gerry and Kate McCann. Among other things, she exposes the moles on the face and the thigh, a mark in the right eye or even a dimple: “Even if I am not the real Madeleine, I hope that the police will check. I can’t be 100% sure without a DNA test . »
The disappearance of Maddie McCann, a total mystery
In a live Instagram rebroadcast on TikTok, she explained the origin of her intuition, evoking a discussion with her grandmother: “She told me that my family was aware that I had been injured by a pedophile” .
She admits to having only vague memories of her childhood. However, according to her, one of the suspects listed on the official site findmadeleine.com looks like the person who sexually assaulted her when she was a child.
Since the disappearance of Maddie McCann, many twists and turns have occurred during the investigation. A Portuguese investigator in particular suspected the parents of being responsible for the death of the young girl and of having covered it up, later publishing a book detailing the underside of his investigation. All the tracks are studied, like that of the pedophile network, but the Portuguese justice finally closes the case in July 2008.
In 2020, the case was reopened after a suspect was arrested by German police. At the end of 2022, German justice identified a 45-year-old German as the main suspect in the murder of Maddie McCann, and placed him under an arrest warrant for five cases of rape and alleged acts of paedophilia.
Nevertheless, this disappearance remains a total mystery even today. This new twist only adds even more to the circumstances of the disappearance, especially if the DNA test she is asking for proves conclusive.