Woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann answers big questions over identity on Dr Phil
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The woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann took to Dr. Phil where she answered some major questions about her supposed identity.
Julia Wendell, from Poland, has blown up on social media with her sensational clips in which she suggests that she is the girl who went missing from Portugal in 2007 when she was just three years old.
Madeleine's disappearance has never been solved, but Wendell, who is 21 years old, has repeatedly tried to prove that they're the same person by sharing 'evidence' online.
Last night (27 March), as she awaits a DNA test to prove once and for all whether her claims are correct, she appeared on the chat show where she was quizzed about her life.
Wendell also claimed that she never bonded with her mother, who would often 'change the subject' when she asked her about missing pieces of her childhood.
As well as no photos of her mum pregnant, she claims to have no birth certificate and, mysteriously, the first six pages of her Polish child health book are apparently missing.
Dr. Phil then points to the physical markings that Wendell shares with McCann, including a mark on her face and a defect in her iris.
Another key detail is Wendell's earliest memory, saying: "It was the beach and water, like sea or ocean, and there were turtles and children...
"And I remembered light-coloured buildings, like white or very light colours, sunlight on these buildings."
As said by the host, the memory is 'eerily similar to the place where Madeleine McCann was last seen alive'.
Wendell also opened up about being sexually abused by a man named Peter Ney, who was later convicted.
"I believe that (Peter) can be related to Martin Ney. Martin Ney was suspected in Madeleine McCann case and Martin Ney is an international child trafficker, serial killer," she said.
Despite appearing sure about her identity, Wendell's family think otherwise.
Sharing a statement with Dr. Phil, they said: "For us as a family it is obvious that Julia is our daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and step niece.
"We have memories, we have pictures. Julia also has these photos because she took them from the family home with the birth certificate, as well as numerous hospital discharges.
"We always tried to understand all situations that happened with Julia - threats to our address from Julia, her lies and manipulations, activity on the Internet.
"The Internet won't forget, and it's obvious that Julia isn't Maddie. We are devastated at this current situation."
Kate and Gerry McCann have also not yet commented on the situation.
The host also questioned why she hadn't gone to Scotland Yard with her DNA sample, saying: "This all could be solved very simply."
However, Wendell, who is also known by Julia Faustyna, said she would be willing to submit the sample if her ancestry results come back to show her roots are from Britain.