The case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann took a new turn after the story of a woman who claims to be the girl lost in 2007 in Portugal went viral on social networks.
The person who claims to be Madeleine McCann is Julia Wendell, a 21-year-old Polish girl, who has a certain physical resemblance to the girl and her parents, but according to the newspaper Clarion the first biometric tests would indicate that this is not the case.
In addition, The vanguard de Barcelona created Madeleine McCann under artificial intelligence (AI), which is a technology that has tools that allow knowing and accessing innovative spaces, places and data.
The aforementioned newspaper carried out an experiment based on the photographs of Madeleine when she was 3 years old, with the purpose of seeing what she would be like today.
For the exercise, the IA Stable Diffusion tool was used, a powerful image generation engine which is based on Machine Learning.
Several users say that the results confirm the resemblance to Julia, due to the shape of her eyes and eyebrows, as well as her thick lips. The images also match her hair color and some facial expressions.
It is important to mention that Wendell has been collecting evidence for a long time on her Instagram account that, according to her, shows her resemblance to McCann. Among them, the stain that Madeleine had in her eye, which is a coloboma that, according to ‘Clarín’, occurs in a fairly small number.
Madeleine McCann: why are her parents still suspected of her disappearance?
The former Portuguese police chief who investigated the disappearance of little Madeleine McCann said, in September 2002, that her parents “are still suspects”, almost fifteen years after the event that had the world in suspense, while he was gloating about his victory in court for a defamation case filed by the married couple.
Goncalo Amaral spoke about Gerry and Kate McCann in a radio interview in his home country after learning about that they had lost the last round of their defamation battle against a book of their authorshipwhich was published in 2007.
The couple had sued this policeman for defamation after he published a book suggesting they were involved in the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine.
The parents won the initial case, but Portuguese judges overturned the ruling in 2017, prompting them to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
The couple had brought the case to this instance after years of litigation in their homeland over the ‘Truth of the Lie’ text, which accused them of covering up Madeleine’s ‘accidental’ death in her holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, in Portugal, in May 2007, when the mysterious disappearance of the minor, then only 3 years old, occurred.
Thus, the couple is suspicious, was suspicious and continues to be suspicious, despite the fact that in all this time the authorities have found other clues in their investigation to reveal the whereabouts of the girl.
One of them points to the main suspect, the German Christian Brueckner, whom Amaral has claimed in the past to be a scapegoat. In fact, the policeman added in an interview on Rádio Renascença: “Thousands, even millions of $ have been invested in recent years to create a false suspect.”
Brueckner, for his part, denied from the moment of his capture any involvement in McCan’s disappearance. “The prosecution is trying to get me and expects me to agree under mental pressure. They expect me to say ‘yes’ to anything that gives me a chance to escape this mental torture. Certainly, there is no evidence at all. Of course not, because I have not committed any of these crimes,” said the German.
But, all the new lines of investigation in recent years, both in Portugal and in the United Kingdom – where the family is from – and in Germany, where Brueckner is serving a seven-year prison sentence for raping an American retiree , have excluded any parental responsibility.