Investigation Claims Madeleine McCann Suspect Had Facial Surgery After Her Disappearance
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A new investigation claims the main suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann had face changing surgery just a few months after she vanished.
It is being claimed that Christian Brueckner had his jaw reset and his teeth straightened four months after Madeleine was believed to have been taken from her family room in Portugal.
Witnesses have claimed they saw a man with protruding teeth hanging around the McCann apartment that Madeleine disappeared from, a trait of appearance the alleged facial surgery would have concealed.
Convicted sex offender Brueckner denies any involvement in McCann's disappearance and has not been charged in relation to her case.
He claims that at the time of the disappearance he was having sex with a woman in his camper van and that he was photographed at a police roadblock after driving the woman to the airport the next day.
According to the Mirror, the allegations made against Brueckner claim he paid around £7,500 for the facial surgery at a private clinic in Bavaria, Germany, shortly after returning to his native country from Portugal. The suggestion of surgery comes from filmmakers Jutta Rabe and Jon Clarke, who are working on a TV documentary about the high-profile case. Clarke has previously written a book about it, too, called My Search For Madeleine.
However, MailOnline reports that Brueckner has accused investigators of manipulating an image to make him resemble a suspect in a sex attack case.
They also report that German prosecutors are hoping to charge him over McCann's disappearance later this year.
Brueckner, who was first named as a suspect in the case of Madeleine McCann's disappearance in 2020, is currently in prison for raping a woman in Portugal.
Hans Christian-Wolters, the prosecutor leading the case against Brueckner, has said they have 'significant new evidence' against him and are sure that he is the man responsible.
Christian-Wolters has said he has 'everything he needs' to charge Brueckner with McCann's disappearance and another charge of indecent exposure.
Police say phone records show Brueckner took a call in the area around Praia de Luz, the location of the apartment Madeleine disappeared from, about two hours before McCann went missing, but have thus far been unable to prove who took her or what happened to her after her disappearance.
The 45-year-old had applied for parole from prison in Germany but his appeal was denied after a court ruled there was a risk to the public that he might reoffend.
It has also been suggested he was involved with the abduction and rape of an Irish tour rep in Portugal, as well as multiple counts of indecent exposure to children in 2017.
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