The disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann is a heart-breaking mystery. Ever since she went missing on a family holiday in Portugal in May 2007, her beautiful face has haunted the world. In that time her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann have never stopped searching for answers about what happened to their daughter. They’ve also never stopped hoping she might still be alive.
After 13 years of torment and frustration, there’s finally been a significant breakthrough in the case. It’s brought the best – and tragically, the worst – news for Maddie’s family. Three months ago, German prosecutors announced they had a prime suspect, 43-year-old convicted sex-offender Christian Brueckner. But authorities also confirmed the suspicion no one wanted to hear: Madeleine was most likely dead.
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