Madeleine McCann is alive and well, claims witness who 'saw' Maddie at Portugal supermarket with German family

'Her eyes weren't really blue, more of a green and the mark in her right eye was clearly visible'


                            Madeleine McCann is alive and well, claims witness who 'saw' Maddie at Portugal supermarket with German family
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A new witness has come forward to say that Madeleine McCann is alive and well and is currently living with a German family on the Algarve around 40 miles from where she had vanished. The witness, a Portuguese woman, claims that she had seen a teenage girl who had Madeleine's distinctive blemish in her right eye just outside a supermarket in Gale, Albufeira.

The woman revealed, "Her eyes weren't really blue, more of a green. She had light-colored eyes. The mark in her right eye was clearly visible. I am certain about what I saw." New details regarding the sighting in 2016 or 2017 will be aired on Portugal's version of 'Crimewatch'. The witness added, "It was three to four years ago, I can't be sure exactly when at Apolonia Supermarket in Gale."

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Kate and Gerry McCann hold an age-progressed police image of their daughter (Getty Images) 

"There was a girl to my right speaking with another in German. When I looked at her eyes, I was sure about what I saw. They were light-colored eyes with the same blemish Maddie has," the witness shared.

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Another source told the show, "This woman has just come forward and said she saw Madeleine several years ago and recognized her from the distinctive blemish in her eye. She was certain it was Maddie, aged about 14-15. She appears very credible and has been filmed. She believes Maddie is being brought up in the community without anyone knowing and the Policia Judiciaria are now looking into her claims. It may sound very far fetched but anything’s possible and cannot be ruled out."

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We had earlier reported that the Portuguese police have less than two years to make their case against the prime suspect of Madeleine McCann's murder, Christian Brueckner, according to the missing girl's family lawyer. The police had announced that Madeliene could be dead, adding that pedophile Brueckner could be behind her possible murder. The detectives, last month, had revealed that they were convinced that Maddie was dead and knew how she was killed. They, however, do not know where her body is.

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Madeleine was just three years old when she disappeared on May 3, 2007, from her bed in a holiday apartment at a resort in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve region of Portugal, where she had been vacationing with her parents. At the time, her parents were just 50 meters away from the apartment, dining at a tapas restaurant with several close friends while Madeleine and her twin siblings slept in the house.

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German prosecutor Hans Wolters recently told Mirror: "Because there is no forensic evidence there may be a little bit of hope. We don’t want to kill the hope and because there is no forensic evidence it may be possible. I am surprised by the fact we say or I say Madeleine is dead is so important for the British people." He added that it was "normal" in Germany to assume a murder has taken place in similar cases. And hence, the assertion that Madeleine may have been "killed quickly" was only "personal opinion and speculation," which was not based on facts, he said.

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German prosecutors said on June 4 that they were currently treating the case as a murder investigation.