LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Portugal are formally accusing a suspect in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a British woman who disappeared practically 15 years in the past whereas on a household trip in the southern European nation.
An announcement on Thursday by the Public Ministry district of Faro, the most important metropolis in Portugal’s Algarve area, didn’t identify the suspect however stated they have been appearing on a request by German authorities and in coordination with English investigators.
In mid-2020, Germany’s police recognized Christian Brueckner, a German citizen, as a suspect in the case.
McCann was 3 years outdated on the time of her disappearance from an condo the place her household was vacationing in the Algarve seaside city of Praia da Luz.
Brueckner, 45, is serving a sentence on drug offenses in a German jail and has a pending seven-year sentence for the 2005 rape of a 72-year-old American girl in Portugal. The rape additionally happened in Praia da Luz.
Brueckner has denied any involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance.
Investigators in the close by city of Portimao are main the probe with the help of the Judiciary Police, the prosecutors’ assertion stated.