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Julia Wandelt: Woman who claims she’s Madeleine McCann is now 'happy’ and at ‘peace’

The 21-year-old is believed to be living in the US with private investigator Dr Fia Johansson
Julia Wandelt has received death threats after saying she's Madeleine McCann (Instagram/@persianmedium and Handout/Getty Images)
Julia Wandelt has received death threats after saying she's Madeleine McCann (Instagram/@persianmedium and Handout/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A young woman, who thinks she might be the missing Madeleine McCann, is said to be in a happy state after apparently flying to the US from Poland. Julia Wandelt, who also goes by the names Julia Wendell and Julia Faustyna, has faced huge backlash online after she came up with her theories to link her connection to the McCann family.

On her now-deleted Instagram page, she posted some evidence trying to substantiate her claims. The 21-year-old also asserted that she looks quite similar to Kate and Gerry McCann, whose three-year-old daughter vanished from a holiday home in 2007 in Portugal. But many people accused Julia of lying. A private detective, Dr Fia Johansson, who is helping the Polish native in her case alleged that she’s even received death threats.


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‘She is getting the truth’

However, Julia is now reportedly residing in a safe house somewhere in Los Angeles with Dr Johansson, who is also a self-proclaimed psychic. Dr Johansson on Thursday, March 9, took to her Instagram Story to share an update on Julia. Posting photos of her, the investigator wrote, “Julia enjoying the sunlight. I'm so happy for this beautiful angel that finally found some peace. Past seven days, she has been so anxious, so worried, and so lonely. At this moment, she is happy she is not alone, and she is getting the truth.”

This comes after Dr Johansson reportedly disclosed that a report has been filed “with law enforcement taking into account all the threats made online, documenting every account and individual associated with disseminating threats and falsehoods regarding Julia's case and status. We've shared every email and social media account that's communicated directly with Julia, not threatening or attempting to lie about their connection to her family/Madeleine's family in order to lure her to their country.”

She continued, “As with threats of this magnitude, US police are taking her case seriously and looking into all information/accounts with caution and deep concern. Julia is safe and she is happy. She wants to say thank you to everyone that has shown her compassion, understanding, and support since this all began,” before adding, “Having the police involved in her case now is good news. We also will share some positive updates shortly. Thank you all for your care and positive thoughts for Julia!”

‘We always tried to understand all situations’

Meanwhile, no comments have yet been made by the McCanns after Julia’s claims came to the light. But her alleged Polish family has expressed their anger towards her and accused her of being mentally unstable. They reportedly shared, “For us, as a family, it is obvious that Julia is our daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and step-niece. We have memories, we have pictures. Julia also has these photos, because she took them from the family home with the birth certificate, as well as numerous hospital discharges.”

“We always tried to understand all situations that happened with Julia. Numerous therapies, medicines, psychologists, and psychiatrists - Julia had it all guaranteed. She wasn't left alone. We've seen it all and we've tried to prevent it, to explain, we've asked her to stop. Julia once wanted to be a singer, a model. She always wanted to be popular. What's happening now she got one million followers,” they noted in the statement.