Sixteen years after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann on May 3, 2007, the search for the little girl has resumed. The Portuguese police have started a new search in a reservoir located 50 kilometers from the Algarve resort, where the three-year-old girl was with her family at the time.
The search has been restarted at the request of the German police, who indicate that the body of the British girl could be found in this reservoir. According to information, this place was considered by the current suspect in the disappearance, Christian Brückner, as his “paradise,” and he used to camp there with his caravan.
The public prosecutor of Braunschweig in Germany, Christian Wolter, has confirmed that clues and tips have led them to this place, but no further details about the investigation are provided at the moment. Portuguese media experts say that after 16 years, it is very difficult to find biological remains, although police have collected several bags at the search site, according to BBC reports.
Since Tuesday, Portuguese and British search teams have been working together at the Parade reservoir. The area has been cordoned off, and five checkpoints have been set up half a kilometer apart. Although the search is focused on land, divers and boats are also involved. Christian Brückner, 43, is a sex offender and drug trafficker who has been convicted on several occasions. He is currently in prison in Germany for drug trafficking.
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