On April 20, a suspect was indicted in Germany at the request of Portuguese justice. The latter was suspected of having a link with the disappearance of little Madeleine McCann which occurred on May 3, 2007 in Praia da Luz in the Algarve. Unfortunately, the investigation would be flawed, because the investigators would not have found any evidence linking Christian Bruecker to the file, according to information from the Daily Star.
Our colleagues explain that the Portuguese police would have made him an arguido (formal suspect) on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine. This allows them to “ccircumvent the statute of limitations in Portugal which prohibits prosecution for serious crimes more than 15 years after the event. »
” In Portugal, after 15 years, any serious crime, including murder, cannot be prosecuted. Christian Brueckner was named arguido to circumvent this. I believe he is innocent “said Mark Williams-Thomas to our colleagues.
The investigator, a former Surrey Police child protection officer and detective in the child molestation unit, said Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, had been abandoned by tri-country investigators in charge. That is, Portugal, Germany and the United Kingdom. He claims in particular that the Portuguese detectives had failed to secure the crime scene at the time of the events and had not reacted quickly enough when the little girl had disappeared.
For his part, Christian Brueckner denies en bloc. The suspect also wrote a letter from his cell where he explains that he spent the week having fun with a 17-year-old girl in his motorhome in Carvoeiro, a 40-minute drive from the crime scene. Words that the young woman would have confirmed. The suspect is therefore about to be released.