Madeleine McCann cops to interview key witnesses to find 'missing piece of jigsaw' to nail pedophile Christian Brueckner

'The police have already put some witnesses on standby to sit down for new interviews,' a well-placed source reportedly said


                            Madeleine McCann cops to interview key witnesses to find 'missing piece of jigsaw' to nail pedophile Christian Brueckner
Christian Brueckner and Madeleine McCann (Getty Images)

Investigators working on the Madeleine McCann case are reportedly launching a push to find a “missing piece of the jigsaw” so that Christian Brueckner can be captured. Detectives from both the countries – Germany and Portugal – will interrogate key witnesses in the Algarve who knew the pedophile. The new measure taken by the detectives has been labeled “a very important step forward” by the experts, who hope after that it would be easy to question Brueckner and even he can be charged then.

As per a report by The Mirror, a second top-level summit between German, British and Portuguese detectives will also probably happen this spring in Lisbon. The 46-year-old accused was named the prime suspect in the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine in early 2020, but he was never interrogated after that. Currently, Brueckner is behind bars in Hanover for raping an old woman in Praia da Luz in 2005. It was the same resort from where two years later, Madeleine vanished.

“The police have already put some witnesses on standby to sit down for new interviews. There is a real sense of a new year, a new hunt for clues. It’s very much in everyone’s minds to get the case cracked. There’s a missing piece of the jigsaw still out there somewhere,” a well-placed source said. Reports also said that before the questioning, Brueckner will be shifted to a maximum-security prison. An insider told the Sun Online: "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 not let up in the New Year. The German police will not be taking their foot off the gas."

Meanwhile, an earlier report in January stated that parents of Madeleine, Kate and Gerry McCann, posted a New Year message on the ‘Official Find Madeleine Campaign’ Facebook page, which read their thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has suffered during 2020. Besides, they also vowed to continue searching for their little daughter after the coronavirus pandemic slowed down their efforts. Their message read, “Goodbye 2020. What a year! One we don’t want to remember but will find it hard to forget. There’s no doubt that 2020 has been tough for most people, and often distressing, with so much loss, worry and isolation. Despite losing a parent each, we are aware we have been more fortunate than many, with our family unit at home and jobs to go to. Understandably, the investigation to find Madeleine has been forced to slow down as a result of the pandemic. It hasn’t stopped however and the hope, energy and determination to find her and uncover the truth remain steadfast.”

“We are very grateful for the continued support, especially throughout this ‘rubbish’ year and for all the Christmas wishes too. Thank you. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has suffered this year. Let’s hope 2021 is a brighter, more positive one. With our best wishes for exactly that. Kate & Gerry,” it added.

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