Suspect in Missing British Child Madeleine McCann Identified
Suspect Identified Madeleine McCann, a British child who went missing in southern Portugal nearly 15 years ago
Police in Portugal’s Algarve area said in a statement on Thursday that they were responding to a request from German authorities and working with English detectives, but they did not name the suspect.
Germany’s police in mid-2020 identified Christian Brueckner, a German national, as a suspect in the case.
Her family was vacationing in Praia da Luz, an Algarve beach village, at the time of her abduction.
45-year-old Brueckner is now in a German jail for drug charges, and he faces a seven-year term in Portugal for the 2005 rape of a 72-year-old American lady. Praia da Luz was also the site of the rape.
As far as we know, Brueckner has not been involved in the disappearance of Madeleine.
According to a statement from the prosecutors, the investigation is being led by investigators in the adjacent town of Portimao with support from the Judiciary Police.