Suspect told colleagues in Germany 'Madeleine McCann is dead'


Christian Brückner told friends “the child is now dead” when missing Madeleine McCann came up in conversation in 2014, according to reports.

Former colleagues of Brückner, a paedophile who was last week revealed as a suspect in Madeleine’s 2007 disappearance, said he “completely freaked out” when a group started discussing the case.

Lenta Johlitz, 34, who worked with Brückner at a kiosk he ran in Braunschweig, north Germany, seven years after Madeleine vanished, told Bild newspaper: “Once he was completely freaked out when we were … talking about the Maddie case.

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