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Chilling footage shows Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner’s ‘secret lair’

Videos found buried in Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner’s ‘secret lair’ could hold vital clues about the three-year-old’s disappearance, reports claim.

German police have allegedly discovered more than 8,000 images and videos on USB sticks and hard drives which were buried in a deserted factory belonging to Brueckner. 

It has now been claimed this new evidence could hold vital clues to the disappearance of Madeleine, who vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007.

But lead prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told 60 Minutes Australia he could not say whether or not Madeleine was featured in the images.

‘At the moment I’m not allowed to comment on that, so I’m not able to say if there are pictures or if there are no pictures of Madeleine,’ he said.

New footage captured the inside of Brueckner’s ‘lair’, where police also discovered a camper van containing a series of swimming costumes they believe belonged to young girls.

German police have allegedly discovered more than 8,000 images and videos on USB sticks and hard drives which were buried in a deserted factory (pictured) belonging to Christian Brueckner

Brueckner (pictured), 43, was recently identified as a prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine, who vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz 13 years ago

Brueckner (pictured), 43, was recently identified as a prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine, who vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz 13 years ago

Images capture the run-down factory, which is in an unclear location, with plastic boxes and parts of computers strewn across the exterior.

Brueckner, 43, was recently identified as a prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine, who vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz 13 years ago. 

Mr Wolters has repeatedly claimed authorities have ‘concrete evidence’ that the three-year-old was killed, and insisted earlier this month he had shared this information with Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann in a letter.   

‘We have concrete evidence that our suspect has killed Madeleine and this means she is dead,’ he said. ‘The parents have been told the German police have evidence that she is dead but we have not told them the details.’ 

He repeated these claims on 60 Minutes Australia, telling reporter Liz Hayes he believes Madeleine is dead but is ‘not allowed’ to reveal any details of the evidence.  

‘We don’t have the body and no parts of the body, but we have enough evidence to say our suspect killed Madeleine McCann,’ he said. 

It has been claimed this new evidence could hold vital clues to the disappearance of Madeleine (pictured), who vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007

It has been claimed this new evidence could hold vital clues to the disappearance of Madeleine (pictured), who vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007

Images capture the run-down factory, which is in an unclear location, with plastic boxes and parts of computers strewn across the outside

Images capture the run-down factory, which is in an unclear location, with plastic boxes and parts of computers strewn across the outside

At Brueckner's property, police discovered a camper van containing a series of swimming costumes they believe belonged to young girls

At Brueckner’s property, police discovered a camper van containing a series of swimming costumes they believe belonged to young girls

Brueckner is currently serving a 21-month sentence in Kiel, Germany for drugs offences, and it was reported last Monday he could be out of prison on parole this week.  

His lawyers have reportedly filed a request for him to be released after serving two-thirds of his sentence, but prosecutors fear he may flee the country after his release.    

The case has now been passed to Germany’s Federal Court in Karlsruhe and officials are expected to decide this week if he should be released. 

In 2011, Brueckner was sentenced to 21 months in jail for his part in a drugs trafficking ring that supplied marijuana to VIP clients. 

Lead prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told 60 Minutes Australia he could not say whether or not Madeleine was featured in the images

Lead prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told 60 Minutes Australia he could not say whether or not Madeleine was featured in the images

Another aerial shot from the program shows a car a black car abandoned outside a building

Another aerial shot from the program shows a car a black car abandoned outside a building

The serial sex offender is also facing a separate sentence for the rape of a 72-year-old American woman on a waterfront villa less than a mile from where Madeleine went missing in Portugal in 2007.   

Although he was convicted in December 2019, he appealed against his seven-year sentence and so it cannot be imposed until his appeal avenues are exhausted.     

Brueckner moved from Germany to Praia da Luz in 1995 after serving part of a two-year sentence for molesting a six-year-old girl in Wurzburg. At the time of Madeleine’s vanishing he was living in the area about a 10-minute drive away. 

Following his identification as a suspect in the case, he has further been linked to the disappearances of six-year-old boy René Hasse in the Algarve, 1996, and five-year-old girl Igna Gehnricke in Germany, 2015. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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