Authorities in Germany have “solid evidence” that the missing British girl Medellin McCann has died, Brunswick prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told AFP on Wednesday.
“This is solid evidence, not just indications that we have,” Walters said, adding that he was unable to disclose the exact information.
“We have no forensic evidence of Madeleine’s death, such as a corpse,” he said.
Police hoped in early June that the mystery of the disappearance of three-year-old “Maddy” could finally be solved, after they revealed that they were investigating the disappearance of a 43-year-old man from the Portuguese vacation spot of Priya da Luz Have been. 2007.
The suspect, who was not named by police but has been identified by the German media as Christian B, has a history of past sexual offenses including child sexual offenses and rape.
Prosecutors had said they were acting on the assumption that Madeleine was dead, although authorities in Britain continued to treat her disappearance as a missing person’s case.
Wolters said that German authorities wrote to Madelin’s family, but declined to give details of the contents of the letter.
He also confirmed that Christian B applied for an early release on probation from prison in Kiel, where he is currently serving a sentence for drug trafficking.
However, the suspect will not be released from custody due to an arrest warrant for the rape of an elderly woman in Portugal.
Medellin went missing from her family’s holiday apartment on May 3, 2007, a few days before her fourth birthday, as her parents dined with friends at a nearby tapas bar.
Her disappearance led to one of the biggest discoveries of its kind in recent years.
Despite a wide range of suspects and theories about what happened, no one has been convicted of her kidnapping and no trace has been found.
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