The prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann case has released another twisted cartoon in which he mocks the German investigators who want him behind bars.
Convicted paedophile and rapist Christian Brueckner, 44, is currently being held in a high security prison in Oldenburg, near Bremen in northern Germany.
Investigators believe he abducted and killed 3 year-old Madeleine in Portugal in 2007.
In the cartoon the chief public prosecutor, Hans Wolters, wearing a black legal gown and brandishing a five euros note, desperately whispers ‘is there anything new?’ to a person in sitting behind a blue curtain with crystal ball.
Security is supposedly so tight at the JVA Oldenburg prison that it is locally dubbed ‘Alcatraz of the North’, but Brueckner has somehow managed to leak his sketches to the press.
In Brueckner’s cartoon obtained by German newspaper BILD, the convicted paedophile taunts the public prosecution office with a drawing of the chief prosecutor consulting a clairvoyant for evidence. Brueckner is pictured in the bottom right, looking on bemused
Christian Brueckner, a convicted paedophile and rapist, is currently being held in a high security prison in Oldenburg, Germany. He is pictured here after being arrested in Italy in 2018
German investigators believe Brueckner murdered Madeleine, then three (pictured), after abducting her from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007, but are yet to bring the case to court
The cartoon is believed to refer to the German clairvoyant Michael Schneider, who provided the German investigators and the BKA, Germany’s FBI, with co-ordinates of where he believes Madeleine is buried in Portugal.
Brueckner even included a small drawing of himself in the cartoon as a blonde-haired onlooker seemingly bemused by what he sees in front of him, while the rest of the courtroom sleeps soundly at their desks.
This cartoon comes two months after Brueckner released his first sketch in May, claiming his innocence in the case while depicting two prosecutors in a restaurant ordering the ‘filet forensics’.
Despite having been a suspect for years, the public prosecution office have still not officially brought the case to court and are still gathering evidence against Brueckner, who has still never been questioned or charged in relation to the McCann case.
Three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal’s Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.
Her parents Kate and Gerry had put her and her siblings to bed in the flat before meeting friends for dinner at a nearby tapas restaurant.
Brueckner was living in a camper van near Praia da Luz at the time of the disappearance.
Last June, German and UK police revealed Brueckner as a suspect after first becoming aware of his potential connection to the case in 2017, but he has not yet been interrogated by police.
He is currently serving seven years in prison for raping an elderly woman in Praia da Luz, the same area where Madeleine McCann disappeared, and is also being investigated for allegedly exposing himself in a playground while children were present.
Brueckner is already serving a seven-year sentence in Germany’s ‘Alcatraz of the North’ for raping an elderly woman in Portugal, and is under investigation for exposing himself to children in a playground
Security is supposedly so tight at the JVA Oldenburg prison that it is locally dubbed ‘Alcatraz of the North’, but Brueckner has somehow managed to leak his sketches to the press
Christian Brueckner is the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007. Pictured: A timeline showing his movements up until 2020, when he was sentenced to prison for rape
Brueckner’s first cartoon was published in May but released to press in June, along with a letter which read: ‘Charging an accused is one thing. It is something completely different, namely an unbelievable scandal, when a public prosecutor starts a public pre-judgement campaign before the main proceedings are opened.
‘Freedom of expression is not a basic right so that everyone can say and write what they want. Freedom of expression does not protect the majority.
‘It protects the minority. It does not protect the most logical, most convincing or most popular views, but rather the outsider position.
‘I call on the Brunswick public prosecutors Wolters and Lindemann to resign from their offices.’
Chief prosecutor Wolters said: ‘I never said we couldn’t charge him. We have no pressure at the moment. As it looks, he’ll be in custody for the next few years.
Chief prosecutor in the Madeleine case, Hans Wolters, has previously conceded that there was no forensic evidence against Brueckner but said ‘he’s not going to run away from us, he’ll be in custody for the next few years’
‘That means he’s not going to run away from us. We will take the time we need.’
Wolters added that the situation is ‘a two-way street’, and that Brueckner has thus far taken no action to exonerate himself by reaching out to the prosecution.
‘He knows that we are investigating him. He can contact us at any time.’
When contacted, Brueckner’s lawyer, Friedrich Fülscher in the northern port town of Kiel, declined to comment.
Investigators have interviewed a number of potential witnesses in Germany and Portugal, including Brueckner’s British ex-girlfriend, who claims he assaulted her.
Wolters, who believes Madeleine is dead, said authorities have not spoken to her parents Kate and Gerry McCann.
The McCanns said in May they ‘hang on to hope, however small’ that they will see their daughter again as they marked the 14th anniversary of her disappearance.
In a message shared online, they noted that this year’s anniversary was even more poignant because it would have been their daughter’s 18th birthday.
The message, which was shared on the Find Madeleine website, read: ‘Every May is tough – a reminder of years passed, of years together lost, or stolen.
‘This year it is particularly poignant as we should be celebrating Madeleine’s 18th birthday. Enough said.’