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Is Madeleine McCann alive? These new clues might tell us

In 2007, Madeleine McCann went missing during a family vacation in Portugal. The McCann family has been waiting anxiously for her safe return ever since. Are they waiting for the impossible or could the missing three-year-old still be alive?

In 2020, German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters declared McCann dead, only to almost immediately retract his statement. Wolters cited the lack of substantial evidence as a reason to hope for her safe return.

McCann is not the only child who has gone missing. She also wouldn’t be the first to be found alive after having been missing for many years. Is there any hope of finding McCann alive, or should authorities focus on just trying to find her body?

Missing in Portugal

On April 28th, 2007, the McCann family joined family friends for a vacation in Praia da Luz, Portugal. They rented apartments at Waterside Village, a hotel located near Mark Warner’s Ocean Club resort not too far from the Atlantic Ocean.

On May 3rd, Kate & Gerry joined friends for dinner at a nearby restaurant. They later realized their daughter Madeleine was no longer in the bedroom they’d left her sleeping in. After an initial search of the local area, Madeleine McCann is nowhere to be found.

Many people judged Kate & Gerry for their parenting choices on the night of her disappearance. However, what’s most important is justice for Madeleine and punishment for the actual perpetrator.

Mock trial

In June 2020, German national Christian Brückner was accused of abducting Madeleine McCann. Brückner lived close to the scene of the crime, had a history of sexual assault, and other criminal behaviors. 

In fact, Brückner had recently served time for a sexual assault charge. He was found guilty after having attacked a seventy-two-year-old woman in the same hotel Madeleine went missing in.

Prosecutor Wolter recently revealed plans for a mock trial. Brückner has maintained his innocence. Yet, Wolter has maintained certainty of his guilt. The mock trial will test the strength of the case against Brückner as well as the evidence gathered by police. What does it mean for the trial if Madeleine McCann is found alive?

Missing & forgotten

‘Missing white woman syndrome’ refers to media obsession with missing-person cases when the victim is a white woman or young girl. Basically, it implies such cases are given a high-profile status more often than when they’re of missing men or women of color.

Madeleine McCann’s disappearance is tragic and made even more so by how young she was at the time. While a suspect is in custody, McCann is still missing and yet to be found even fourteen years later.

Meanwhile, not many people even recognize the name Ara Denise Johnson. In 1986, Johnson was five-years-old when she too was abducted from her bedroom. Johnson has never been found, which is a reminder of coverage of cases in the media. The media doesn’t cover the stories of missing children the same, even when they have a positive ending.

Finally found

In October 1988, two-year-old Mao Yin was abducted in central China and sold to a couple struggling to conceive. Li Jingzhi has been looking for her son for thirty-two years. On May 9th, 2021, mother & son were finally reunited.

It took a long time but Jingzhi finally got her son back in one piece – physically, at least. Their story could potentially give the McCann family reason to believe there is still hope in Madeleine finally being found.

Whether or not Madeleine is still alive matters less than the energy, attention, and money being put toward finding her. Hopefully, the public interest will one day apply the same way for missing children of color. Until then, let’s hope Madeleine’s story ends with her being found – safe & sound.

Have you been following the case of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance? Do you think Christian Brückner is guilty or innocent? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • I’d appreciate if u repost this comment but don’t share my full name.. I believe Madeleine McCann may still be alive, and yes i do think bruckner is guilty. 100% there’s enough evidence to be proven he knows..

    the girl seen in 2017 with the mark in her eye speaking German. And the women saw Christian b van at the same time I believe he may have took her then to. But I believe this was her

    for as long as it takes. please find the young girl don’t just be looking for her dead body but look for her being alive to. focus on this suspect and bringing her home

    October 29, 2021
  • nope its not like their old time spies ever turned their lives around i never knew they had any but george h w bush was one he spied on tesla at 12 years old son of an accountant teslas accountant 12 years old never got to live life and learn as a boy i hope like a hat stops in the wind the other ones on other earths in our dreams get to live a normal life and like a hat stops in the wind madeleine and all the rest be home safe sound and fixed up like a miracle cuz thats the right thing and needed thing the love in our heart we were born with would always lead us to do the right thing since the jews muslims and mormons dont have a god like the maker of earth they have a santa clause like just some practice anxwering prayers maybe they need to be able to live a normal life to and so do all the children and people well beings stolen or not but stolen h h h h h o o o o m m m m e e e e l l l l i i i k k k e e e e e a a a a a h h h h aa a a a a a t t t t t t i i i i n n n n n t t t t h h h h e e e e e w w w w w w i i i i i n n n n n n d d d d d dd christians and all that book could be a war plan so open it and reread i know us americans in the usa and indian territory nations need to our country lacks love and care or no bills and a food card for all woulda been and blow your nose you dont need a qtip up it a muscle is like your food the meat like chicken and if you poke in hot pepper it aint moving to your tummy but it sure could hitch a ride on another earth and come apart and fall on the ground in the rain somewhere safw for it to and i believe in living forever your queen elizabeth sure needs too to without ever dying too if her name has a number i didnt mean to miss it but i think its a 2 so there it is i love you you people got the way to speak the words to keep you lovy you dont need taken advantage of them muslims need to read obey the laws of the other countries and reread obey the god of abraham and they need to know abraham is in the torah and the bible and everyone needs to be a vegeterian really we can grow our own nuts fruits and cotton balls for panties and socks and stuff we dont need businesses cuz we love love love love love love love love and care care care care care care care care check this out you kicked a sheet as a baby in a hospital before you kicked it at home years later trying to fight for your freedom like a bird kicked a eggshell to get out and have freedom years ago humans had freedom so did all zoo animals and you know some woulda pulled their feathers out in a cage cuz thats so little a space and boring and trappy and it drives you nuts i didnt know hamsters ran around over there had their freedom over here their like a bird in a cage the writer of jesus knew they needed free people were smart and we all will be to and use it right birds dont pray to god or any they live life though and could stop a hat in the wind

    October 31, 2021
  • I believe Madeleine McCann could still be alive. I think that the police in three countries still need to collate all the evidence and all potential sightings. The girl speaking German with the coloboma in her right eye, sighted in the Apollonia supermarket in Gale Portugal in 2017 by a German speaking retired teacher, still hasn’t been identified /explained. Other links need light thrown on them. A German man as prime suspect, a german speaking teen with a distinctive eye mark in an area known to have a link with the prime suspect? How coincidental is that?

    November 1, 2021

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