Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner may never be charged as cops lack ‘concrete evidence’, says lawyer
'My client hasn't been charged with anything. He is under investigation and under suspicion. I have to assume that they do not have any concrete evidence,' said the suspect's lawyer Friedrich Fulscher
The prime suspect in the missing case of Madeleine McCann may never face any charges, his lawyer claimed. Christian Brueckner was named the suspect in the 2007 disappearance of the three-year-old last year. But despite all the efforts taken by the investigators, no concrete evidence against the 44-year-old was found to charge him. The unpredictability of the situation has left Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry anxious and wondering if they will ever know what happened to their daughter.
Brueckner’s lawyer Friedrich Fulscher said on a new Discovery Plus documentary called ‘Prime Suspect: The Madeleine McCann Case’, “My client hasn't been charged with anything. He is under investigation and under suspicion. I have to assume that they do not have any concrete evidence. I think that's quite typical for us Germans. We think we are something special, at least in Europe, and think we can do things better than other nations. We will see if that is the case but I don't think so.''
In June 2020, German prosecutors named the convicted pedophile and rapist the main suspect and claimed to have ''concrete evidence'' to prove Madeleine was dead. But since then they have not released anything else on the case. The little girl disappeared from the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal more than ten years ago while vacationing with her family. It was said that Brueckner used to live there at the time. Police even claimed that his mobile was near the Ocean Club apartments hours before the child went missing.
Last year in October, Fulscher urged for information to be shared for the sake of Madeleine’s parents and his client. He said, “It is no secret that the Portuguese have a different theory of what happened to the German BKA (federal police). The German prosecution could put an end to this theory when they finally put their cards on the table. This would be fair to the suspect and for the parents - both sides could judge for themselves how robust they consider the evidence to be.''
The latest statement of Brueckner’s lawyer came two months after German detectives said that there "will absolutely be no let-up" in the long search for the truth. In December 2020, an insider said, “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 be no let-up in the New Year. The German police will not be taking their foot off the gas.”
Another source revealed that “The German and Portuguese relations remain pretty bad. Officers in Germany know that their suspicions the suspect is involved in this will only be realized 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.” At the time, it was also reported that the vow and promise to grill and extract information from the accused 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."