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Madeleine McCann case: Suspect Christian Brueckner worked in resort where girl vanished

A new German documentary disclosed that Christian Brueckner worked as a handyman at the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz in 2007 when McCann vanished
Christian Brueckner is the chief suspect in the Madeleine McCann case (Carabinieri Milano via Getty Images, Photo by Handout/Getty Images)
Christian Brueckner is the chief suspect in the Madeleine McCann case (Carabinieri Milano via Getty Images, Photo by Handout/Getty Images)

A shocking revelation is part of a new German documentary about the mysterious case of Madeleine McCann, who vanished from a resort in Portugal in May 2007, while holidaying with her family. The documentary team, that includes former investigators and journalists, have claimed that the prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann case, Christian Brueckner, worked in the same resort from where the three-year-old went missing.

‘New Leads in the Maddie Case’ disclosed that the 44-year-old man worked as a handyman at the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz in 2007. A producer on the show told The Daily Beast that both German and Portuguese investigators have been provided with the investigative material they found during their probe that confirmed Brueckner “repeatedly carried out repair work” in the holiday home where McCann was staying with her family in the spring of 2007.


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As per reports, on the night of the disappearance, the little girl was sleeping in the bedroom of the apartment with her twin siblings while her parents were having dinner with their friends. The elders had divided their time to keep a check on the kids and in the time span between checks, McCann went missing. This suggested that someone familiar with the property had kidnapped her.

The Daily Beast quoted the documentary’s spokesperson who said that they recreated the fateful night and found that Brueckner had enough time to carry out the crime. In the documentary, the spokesperson said: “We are grateful to the SAT.1 team for sharing certain findings with the public prosecutor's office. There are witnesses who might prefer to speak to the media than to us or the police. If this produces any ideas we will of course follow these up.”

The documentary also included a letter written by Brueckner to investigative journalist Jutta Rabe, which said: “I hope you understand my trust in the media is overall at a low point. 80 percent of published, so-called research about me is wrong and is supposed to convince the public that I'm truly evil. Why should you be any different? Or is it because you want to know the truth? Facts normally don't lie.”

The letter also added: “Where possible, only drive during the day so my battered ‘hippy bus’ didn’t attract attention, only driving on roads I needed to and, most importantly, never provoking the police. So, that means not committing any crimes, certainly not abducting anyone. Having said that, this was just as absurd to me at the time as starting a nuclear war or slaughtering a chicken.”

Earlier, the same documentary claimed that Brueckner, who is currently behind bars for raping a 72-year-old US woman in the Algarve in 2005, was “no more than five minutes” away from the place where McCann was snatched. Editor-in-chief Juliane Ebling added: “The sad story of Madeleine McCann is a story that has many German facets. The case is being tried at the Regional Court of Braunschweig, as the German Christian B. is the main suspect. In his environment there are many German women and men who can describe individual details surrounding the crime. Jutta Rabe has researched shocking material in Germany, Portugal and England over the past months, which heavily incriminates Christian B.”