Madeleine McCann case at 'make or break' stage, may be solved in 2021 as Christian Brueckner set to be grilled
Madeleine McCann detectives say in all likelihood the case will be solved next year as prime suspect Christian Brueckner is set to be questioned
Madeleine McCann vanished at the age of 3 while she was on a vacation with her parents at a Portuguese resort in May 2007 and has not been seen since. Christian Brueckner is the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine and is currently in German custody. The police who are investigating the case and the prime suspect believe that the case may finally be solved in 2021. German detectives who are under a lot of pressure say that there "will be no let up" in the long search for the truth.
The new update comes after it was revealed that the police will question Brueckner over Madeleine's disappearance. It has also been reported that Brueckner will move to a maximum-security prison ahead of being questioned. A source told The Sun, "German officers had hoped that, by now, they would have found the missing pieces of the jigsaw which they need to link (Christian B) to the disappearance of Madeleine."
"But they remain as determined as ever and there will absolutely no let-up in the New Year. The German police will not be taking their foot off the gas," the insider added.
The details of the promise come after it was revealed that those involved in the case want to fly to Portugal. Sources have also revealed that they would like to follow up on new leads in Praia Da Luz from where Madeleine had vanished. They also want to travel to the resort over overlooked key clues. One such source revealed, "The German and Portuguese relations remain pretty bad. Officers in Germany know that their suspicions the suspect is involved in this will only be realised through hard work and old-fashioned policing."
"That’s why they want to put boots back on the ground in Portugal and follow up on leads," the source added. They firmly believe that Brueckner was invovled in the disappearance of Madeleine. The vow and promise to grill and extract information from Brueckner came from Christian Wolters who is heading the inquiry in Germany. Wolters said, "When the accused will be questioned depends on further investigation. But he will be questioned."
We had earlier reported that as per the BBC, Christian B lived in Portugal on and off for years between 1997 and 2007, staying in a camper van at the time he is suspected of abducting Madeleine. Investigators now believe he may have committed at least three other sex crimes — two of them against children. Wolters told the The Sun, "We know that Christian B had contacts with Russian-speaking people in the spring of 2007. Because we want to interview all people who had any kind of contact with Christian B at the time, we are also interested in these men." Wolters did not say whether the Russian men were being looked at as suspects or witnesses. Sources revealed that the probe is currently at a "make or break" stage as Brueckner's lawyers demand they hand over evidence that McCann is dead.