Who is Christian Brueckner? (Madeleine McCann Suspect Arrested) Biography, Wiki, Age
A witness who claims to have spoken to the man suspected of kidnapping Madeleine McCann claims that Christian Brueckner admitted he was involved in her disappearance, just a year after the little girl went missing.
Madeleine was vacationing with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007 when she vanished from her hotel room while her parents were dining a short distance away on the resort property. The investigation has been active for years, though authorities had not named an official suspect until earlier this year, when prosecutors in Germany said they believed Brueckner, who is currently in prison on an unrelated conviction, was involved in Madeleine’s disappearance and presumed murder.
Helge Busching told the Daily Mail that she and another man helped file a criminal complaint against Brueckner for raping a 72-year-old woman when they stole video footage accusing Brueckner of a 43-year-old German citizen. Busching has a criminal history of his own, and he told the Daily Mail that he gave a tip to the police after his arrest on immigrant trafficking charges in 2017, leading authorities to portray Brueckner as the prime suspect of Madeleine’s disappearance.
Busching spoke to Brueckner at a Spanish kite festival in 2008, where Brueckner claimed to have been involved in Madeleine’s kidnapping, according to the report.
It’s unclear why Busching waited until 2017 to report to the police, but the Daily Mail article cites a German police report stating that Busching’s possible evidence was “given voluntarily and without consideration for money or anything else.”
Bushing declined to comment further on what he knew about Madeleine’s disappearance.
“I’m not allowed to say anything about Brueckner, but I hope he stays in jail,” Bushing told the Daily Mail.
Brueckner is currently serving a prison sentence for a drug crime and was also convicted of raping a 72-year-old woman, but is appealing against this decision.