Maddie McCann, after 15 years there is an official suspect

This is the German Christian Brueckner formally identified by the Portuguese prosecutor

The Portuguese prosecutor formally identified a German citizen like suspected of missing of the British girl Madeleine McCann, which took place 15 years ago. The Faro prosecutor did not mention any names, but it is Christian Brueckner, a convicted of rape currently in prison in Germany, the Guardian reports. In June 2020, German police said they believe little Maddie is dead and Brueckner is responsible. But the British police continue to treat the affair as a missing person and the parents still “hope” that her daughter is alive.

The identification of the man as a “wit”, or formally suspected, will prevent the case from going into statute of limitations May 3, the 15th anniversary of Maddie’s disappearance from the apartment of the Praia del Luz resort where the three-year-old girl spent her holidays in Portugal with her parents and siblings. The Portuguese prosecutor acted in coordination with the British and German authorities. Brueckner is not under investigation, but Portugal will now be able to request his extradition for questioning.

The man is in the German prison of Oldenburg where he is serving a seven-year sentence, inflicted on him in 2019, for the 2005 rape of a 72-year-old American tourist in the same area of ​​the Portuguese region of the Algarve where little Maddie disappeared. The man, who lived from thefts in hotels and resorts, lived in the area between 1995 and 2007, the year in which the little girl disappeared.