Christian Brueckner’s emails link him to the Madeleine McCann case, investigators claim

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German police have discovered an email account linking Christian Brueckner to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, investigators have claimed.

Titus Stampa, a senior detective, told a court in Germany that investigators had discovered emails on a Hotmail account used by Brueckner that linked him directly to the case.

The shock revelation is the first time an official working on the case has claimed to have evidence connecting Brueckner, the prime suspect in the 2007 disappearance, to the case.

But Stampa said he was unable to share details of the evidence as it was ‘related to the killing’ of the British child.

Brueckner is currently on trial in Germany for unrelated sex crimes. He denies involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance.

Christian Brueckner in court in an unrelated case on June 4, 2024

Undated handout file photo of Madeleine McCann

Undated handout file photo of Madeleine McCann

Speaking at the Braunschweig regional court in Germany, Stampa referred to the ‘murder’ account allegedly possessed by Brueckner.

He declined to say whether emails recovered included photos or videos implicating the suspect.

Stampa claimed that police had found a second account where Brueckner – a convicted paedophile – had shared media of child abuse with other abusers.

Brueckner allegedly deleted all emails from that account in early 2007, when Madeleine disappeared from a hotel resort in Praia da Luz, Portugal, Stampa said.

Brueckner is suspected of having taken young Madeleine from a bedroom in the family’s holiday apartment at the Ocean Club resort on May 3, 2007.

German officials named Brueckner as their chief suspect in 2020, and international authorities have continued to investigate the disappearance in the years since.

Prosecutors received access to a secret email account containing images of abuse after an appeal to Microsoft in 2019.

Now, a court in Germany has heard how Brueckner allegedly attempted to delete ‘many emails’ showing filmed abuse of children as young as ‘three or four’.