The intense search operation for Madeleine McCann which began on Tuesday May 23 at Barragem do Arade reservoir, Portugal, would finish in a few hours.
It happens that, although it was expected to last only two days, the search work was delayed by the heavy rains that occurred in the area.
This search –the most important of the last 9 years– was carried out at the request of the German police, who deem their prime suspect, convicted sex offender Christian Brueckner (45) kidnapped and killed the little girl 3-year-old boy who disappeared in 2007 from the resort of Praia da Luz where he spent his holidays with his family.
Madeleine McCann case: photos, an informant and new clues
As part of the jobs, the agents search Maddy -as they affectionately called her- they blockaded a nearby warehouse to the dam where, according to investigative testimony, “probably” Christian Brueckner may have dumped a bodypublic Daily mail.
The reservoir is located about 50 kilometers from the place where the girl was last seen and, according to information gathered by the authorities, the suspect frequented him.
While it was not disclosed why the operation was launched, Braunschweig city prosecutor Christian Wolters commented that they were acting on the basis of “certain clues”.
In this regard, reportedly an old friend of Brueckner would have alerted the policeensuring that the suspect he had visited the area, possibly with other people, “within days” after Madeleine’s disappearanceindicated The mirror.
So, by testimony of this informant and some photos of the area they found the attacker had on his computer, he was determined to carry out this new investigation.
The area had already been analyzed in 2008 by private investigators without success, but forensic experts agree in believing technological advances in recent years they are crucial to solving the case if evidence of Madeleine’s disappearance is finally found.
The opinion of a former investigator on the case
For Julian Peribaneza Barcelona detective who worked on an underwater search in the same tank in 2008, German police probably got a tip about where Christian Brueckner liked to camp out, he said. Daily mail.
“They are choosing a very specific location where they believe Christian Brueckner spent some time. Obviously, they think it might be where he could dispose of the body”, he commented in dialogue with Radar online.
The private investigator thinks they were Brueckner’s criminal friends who alerted the authorities.
“Most likely, the German police obtained the testimony of the friends of Christian Brueckner, who told them that he used to go to that certain place and that he spent days there. We can imagine Brueckner’s friends, they are petty criminals, hooligans, drunks and drug addictsthose are the people he moved in with,” she explained.
And there is information that should not be overlooked: the Barragem do Arade reservoir is approximately 24 kilometers from the town of Foral, where the attacker lived in a ruined villa.
The Madeleine McCann case: an unsolved enigma
madeleine mccann he was three years old when he disappeared on May 3, 2007 from the room where he slept with his brothers (Sean and Amelie, 2) in a tourist complex in Praia da Luz.
His parents, Kate and Gerry McCannHave dined with friends at “Tapas”, the resort’s restaurant, about 50 meters from the room. They had arrived there around 8:40pm and every 20 minutes they would take turns going to check on them and make sure everything was ok.
At around 10pm, after one of those visits, the little girl’s mother came back to the table crying and screaming. “They took her away,” she repeated over and over again..
After years of investigation, the case gave a shoot in 2020 and the German C.Christian Brücknerimprisoned in his country for other crimes, he became the principal suspected.
The German prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig has a theory that the small Madeleine died at the hands of Bruecknerwho has a shocking record of sexual abuse and pedophilia crimes, some of them in Portugal, the country where she lived when the little girl went missing.
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