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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