Feb 21, 2023 | 10:19am
The parents of missing British child Madeleine McCann have agreed to a DNA test of a Polish woman they believe to be their daughter.
Jerry and Kate McCann, whose 3-year-old daughter Madeleine went missing while vacationing in Portugal over 15 years ago, are tracking down Julia Faustina’s claim that she was the kidnapped infant. told the Daily Beast this week.
Faustina, 21, became an internet sensation this month when she started posting on social media. @iammadeleinemccannEarlier this week, she updated her Instagram bio, writing, “Kate and Jerry McCann agreed to a DNA test!”
in one of her first Instagram postFaustina wrote that she remembers little of her early life, except for “holidays in hot places.” [a] beach and white or very light colors [sic] building with apartments [sic]”
Many of Faustyna’s posts document an obvious physical resemblance between Faustyna and Madeleine. characteristic brown stain on the right iris of both girls.
“The eyes, the shape of the face, the ears, the lips, the gap between the teeth are similar. [as Madeleine]'” she wrote in one post, along with several photos of both herself and the missing child.
“I need to know the truth. I want [a] I need to do a DNA test and talk to Madeleine’s parents. “
In other posts, Faustina points out similarities between herself and Jerry and Kate McCann.
Madeleine of Leicestershire was last seen sleeping with her younger siblings on May 3, 2007 at the family-owned Praia de Luz vacation rental.
In her post, Faustina also shared Police man sketch Multiple witnesses saw Madeleine carrying a child at the resort the night she disappeared.
“I recognize this person.. very similar to my abuser. [sic]’ she wrote.
It’s unclear what kind of abuse Faustina suffered, but she mentions being victimized in her post. “By a German pedophile.”
But the news that McCanns is reportedly pursuing Faustina’s allegations comes amid growing concerns about the young woman’s mental state.
“[Julia’s] My mental health is not good at the moment,” said spokesperson Dr. Fia Johansson, also known as “The Persian Medium.” video update on Faustina’s Instagram profile on Monday.
“She needs help,” continued Johansson, noting that Faustyna’s background was “difficult and messy.”
Johansson did not respond to the Post’s request for comment. Reps for Jerry and Kate McCann were also not immediately available.
Local authorities initially suspected that Jerry and Kate had killed their daughter and disposed of her body, but investigators later speculated that Madeleine may have been kidnapped. German sex offender Christian Bruckner.
Authorities are reportedly still investigating Brückner, 45. formally identified as a suspect In the McCann case in April 2022.
According to the Daily Beast, Bruckner was a handyman in Praia de Luz when Madeleine went missing. I am serving a year in prison.
“We welcome the news that the Portuguese authorities have declared a German man an ‘Arguido’. [suspect] In connection with the disappearance of our beloved daughter Madeleine’, McCanns wrote on their website Following last year’s formal identification of Bruckner.
“Although unlikely, we do not give up hope that Madeleine is still alive and that we will be able to see her again.”