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Prime suspect in Madeleine McCann case purportedly leaks taunting cartoon

Prime suspect in Madeleine McCann case purportedly leaks taunting cartoon

A cartoon allegedly drawn by the prime suspect in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance has been discovered in a German newspaper, which appears to mock German prosecutors leading the investigation against him.

44-year-old Christian Brueckner is currently in prison in northern Germany for raping a 72-year-old American woman in a Portuguese resort in 2005.

The resort, Praia de Luz, is the same location where three-year-old Madeleine disappeared from her family’s apartment in 2007.

After remaining unsolved for more than a decade, German investigators made headway when they identified Brueckner as a suspect in June, also stating that Madeleine was presumed dead.

The cartoon purportedly created by Brueckner was obtained by German newspaper Bild and appears to show Braunschweig prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters in court, wearing legal attire and holding a €5 bill while asking a clairvoyant for new evidence.

Image: Bild

“Is there anything new?” the judge asks a person sitting behind a curtain with a crystal ball, while the jury sleeps.

The clairvoyant is believed to represent Michael Schneider - the clairvoyant who provided police with exact coordinates where he believed Madeleine’s body would be found.

However, questions still remain about how Brueckner would have leaked the cartoon to the publication from the high-security prison he is serving his sentence in.

Previously, Brueckner purportedly penned a letter from his cell which was also published by Bild, where he labelled the investigation against him as an “unbelievable scandal”.

Though he is the prime suspect in the McCann case, Brueckner is yet to be questioned or charged.

Image: Getty Images