Is Madeleine McCann alive? Inside the Julia Wendall conspiracy
More than a decade has gone by since the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. In case you don’t remember, Madeleine was a British girl from Leicestershire UK that went missing during a family holiday in Portugal. She was three years old when she went missing, which means she would be nineteen if she is alive today, but is there any chance she is?
These past few weeks a polish girl under the name Julia Wendall claimed to be Madeleine McCann through an instagram account. This has automatically caused polarized opinions, due to several aspects, like the fact that McCann’s case has been not solved but explained with a possible murderer. Also, Wendall doesn’t look British enough!
Madeleine McCann had very specific facial features like a dimple on her left cheek and a particular condition on her right eye that would make her pupil look like dropping. Despite the more than a decade that has gone by after Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, people are still obsessed with this case, but why? Nobody likes a child going missing, yet, this case was strange enough to rest in our minds.
Madeleine McCann’s case
McCann disappeared from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, the Portuguese resort she was staying at with her parents on May 3, 2007. This happened while her parents were dining tapas at a restaurant only meters away from their villa. Once they came back Madeleine was gone, since then, several conspiracy theories have been made, but is there any chance she’s alive?
In 2020 it came the last official update on this when German & Portuguese investigators stated to have a suspected killer for Madeleine. According to this last official theory, there’s no chance for Maddie to be alive, yet, her parents are still looking for her. In fact, the McCann family has spent more than 25 million dollars looking for her, yet, there’s no prize for a lost child.
According to authorities, Maddie was killed by convicted sex predator Christian Brueckner, who is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence. His prison charges come from raping seventy-two year-old woman in the year 2005 right in the same area where Madeleine disappeared. Brueckner was also convicted due to drug charges as well as sexual abuse of children in October last year.
Yet, there might be a small possibility for Maddie to be alive since despite exhaustive searches & investigations, her body has never been found. But is there any chance for this instagram girl Julia Wendall to be Madeleine McCann?
Is Madeleine McCann alive?
We can’t know if Maddie is still alive, yet we can analyze the possibilities and reactions Julia Wendall is generating. The first thing that makes people doubt her statement is her age, since Maddie would be nineteen years and Wendall is twenty one. Nonetheless, one of Wendall essential claims is to feel like her family is hiding something from her and to feel like her age & identity might be unreal.
Wendall is asking for a very punctual objective, which is getting a DNA test. However, while many are calling for London’s Metropolitan Police to take a look at this case, the other polarized half sees Wendall as a fraudster. Honestly, it’s a great possibility for this girl to be doing all this in order to call attention, which is why authorities might not take her seriously.
If you want to take a closer look at this case and analyze yourself if Julia Wendall has any chance of being Maddie, look for @iammadeleinemcann on instagram. Through this username, Wendall has been sharing “evidence” of her being the 2007 missing girl. Despite her age, it’s still impressive for Julia to have a similar eye condition to the one Maddie had. It looks like in some weeks we’ll know if Maddie is still alive.