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Madeleine McCann is ‘buried in a forest six miles from where she went missing’ claims clairvoyant

Police are set to investigate new claims that Madeline McCann’s body was buried in a forest just six miles from the Portuguese resort she was last seen in.

Michael Schneider has told police officers the ‘exact co-ordinates’ of the spot he believes the youngster’s body can be found in a fresh blow to the McCann family.

He says he informed officers that Madeline McCann is ‘dead and buried in a forest six miles from where she went missing’. 

The clairvoyant, 50, passed the details onto investigators at Germany’s BKA last month, with senior prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters tonight confirming to the Sunday his team have used similar methods in previous cases.

The investigation has attracted a number of psychics since Madeleine’s disappearance – with the McCanns considering ‘credible’ tips from seers as early as 2007.

A £2million police review, launched in 2012, also examined calls from mediums who were previously ignored in the hunt for ‘Maddie’. 

Clairvoyant Michael Schneider, 50, (pictured) passed details of where Madeleine McCann is allegedly buried onto German investigators

A clairvoyant has claimed he recently told German police officers the 'exact co-ordinates' of the spot he believes Madeleine McCann's body can be found

A clairvoyant has claimed he recently told German police officers the ‘exact co-ordinates’ of the spot he believes Madeleine McCann’s body can be found

Former TV reporter Schneider has had recent success in locating people, helping police crack missing persons investigations in Germany and Italy this year alone. 

Schneider, 50, helped solve the case of a missing woman in Germany last month, while also finding the bodies of murdered Italian couple Peter Neumair and Laura Perselli at the turn of the year. 

His clairvoyance technique includes looking at photographs of a missing person and asking God ‘whether this living being is alive or dead’, before turning to atlases and Google Maps until they ‘stop on a spot’. 

Schneider told the Mirror: ‘I do not give out such information lightly and without constantly questioning myself because I am very well aware of the responsibility of what I do.

Madeleine McCann

Christian Brueckner

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann (left) now believe she was killed in Portugal by German suspect Christian Brueckner (right)

‘I’m happy that the BKA seem to be taking me seriously.

‘Often you have a reputation as a freak, or someone just trying to squeeze money out of someone and this is hurtful. I never take money.’

Schneider’s claims will come as a fresh blow to Madeleine’s grieving parents, who vowed they ‘will never give up hope’ on what would have been her 18th birthday. 

He isn’t the first clairvoyant to claim supernatural powers have helped him pinpoint Madeleine’s location.

Nine years ago, detectives studied 100 logs from psychics that were previously ignored and termed ‘a waste of resources’.

And in 2017, the family were hit by a cruel hoax after Susan Kelly demanded payment from the family as she claimed to know ‘the truth’ about Madeleine’s whereabouts.

Three-year-old Madeleine, known as Maddie, vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal's Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007. Pictured: Praia da Luz beach (file)

Three-year-old Madeleine, known as Maddie, vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal’s Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007. Pictured: Praia da Luz beach (file)

Schneider's claims will come as a fresh blow to Madeleine's grieving parents Kate and Gerry (pictured in 2017), who vowed to 'never give up hope' on what her 18th birthday in May

Schneider’s claims will come as a fresh blow to Madeleine’s grieving parents Kate and Gerry (pictured in 2017), who vowed to ‘never give up hope’ on what her 18th birthday in May

Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters, who is leading the McCann investigation in Germany, claims the police are convinced she died in Portugal

Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters, who is leading the McCann investigation in Germany, claims the police are convinced she died in Portugal

Maddie, then 3, disappeared from a holiday apartment in Portugal’s Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007, with heart doctor Gerry and medical worker Kate continuing to fight tirelessly to find their daughter.

What followed is widely regarded as one of the most reported on missing person investigations in the world.

Portuguese authorities closed their enquiries in July 2008 but Maddie’s parents continued with private detectives.

Scotland Yard launched their own investigation – Operation Grange – in 2011 and enquiries are ongoing.

But fresh evidence uncovered by police in the search for Madeleine McCann was revealed last month as phone records showed a suspect’s movements in Portugal. 

Officers investigating her disappearance believe she was killed in Portugal by German suspect Christian Brueckner, 44. 

Convicted child sex offender Brueckner – referred to as Christian B in Germany due to the country’s strict privacy laws – is believed to have murdered Madeleine after abducting her from the holiday apartment in Praia da Luz.

When asked where he believed Maddie was killed, Mr Wolters told the newspaper: ‘In Portugal. I am optimistic we will solve this case.’

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann, known as Maddie, disappeared from a holiday apartment in Portugal’s Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.

She was on holiday with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann; her two-year-old twin siblings; and a group of family friends and their children.

She and the twins had been left asleep at the apartment, while the McCanns and friends dined in a restaurant 55 metres (180 ft) away.

The parents checked on the children throughout the evening, until Kate discovered she was missing at 10pm.

What followed is widely regarded as one of the most reported on missing person investigations in the world.

Portuguese authorities closed their enquiries in July 2008 but Maddie’s parents continued with private detectives.

Scotland Yard launched their own investigation – Operation Grange – in 2011 and enquiries are ongoing.

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