From these chilling comments, Wolters suspects that Brueckner acted quickly to dispose of Maddie’s body. “My private opinion is that he killed the girl relatively quickly, possibly abused her and then killed her,” the prosecutor said. “We believe that our suspect committed more crimes, especially sexual crimes, possibly in Portugal, but also in other places such as Germany,” added the judicial official.
Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters gives a press conference on the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann (Reuters)
In that dialogue, he also added what he would do. “Later, I will record a lot of videos and clips. I will document in detail how she is being tortured, ”Brueckner said. In that exchange, she was not talking specifically about McCann, but was conveying her wishes regarding what to do with a minor. The evidence was found by an investigator who was in the footsteps of another missing minor, Inga Gehricke, the “German Maddie”, who disappeared on May 2, 2015. She was 5 years old.
In addition to these two cases, Brueckner is investigated for three other disappearances of minors. In the last hours, details were known of how the suspect was related to the murder of a German schoolgirl who disappeared almost 20 years ago. Peggy Knobloch was nine when she was never heard from again. She was on her way home from school in 2001. Some of her remains were discovered 15 years later by a mushroom picker in a forest almost 100 kilometers from her home in Lichtenberg, Upper Franconia.
Inga Gehricke, 5, has been missing since May 2, 2015. German prosecutors believe Christian Brueckner may be linked to his case (AP)
Inga Gehricke, 5, has been missing since May 2, 2015. German prosecutors believe Christian Brueckner may have been linked to her case. (AP) Rene Hasee, 6, disappeared in 1996 while on vacation in Aljezur to few miles from where Madeleine McCann was abducted
Rene Hasee, 6, disappeared in 1996 while on vacation in Aljezur a few kilometers from where Madeleine McCann was abducted
In addition to these three cases, the German prosecution wants to know if he had links to other unsolved events. Detectives are re-examining the cases of 6-year-old Rene Hasee, who disappeared while on vacation in Aljezur, 40 kilometers from Praia da Luz, where Brueckner lived at the time and where Maddie was last seen.