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Germany: Imprisoned Madeleine McCann suspect reportedly investigated for additional child disappearances01:20

Germany: Imprisoned Madeleine McCann suspect reportedly investigated for additional child disappearances

Germany, Kiel
June 7, 2020 at 12:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Christian B., the prime suspect in the missing Madeleine McCann case, is reportedly being investigated over the disappearance of at least two other children.

The suspect currently serving prison time in Kiel's prison, for a drug trafficking offence, as seen in footage from Sunday. He has also served time for the brutal rape of a 72-year-old American woman in Portugal.

German investigators are currently assessing if the suspect can be linked to the disappearance of six-year-old German boy Rene Hesse, who went missing whilst on holiday in Portugal nearly 24 years ago.

Christian B. is also being investigated for his involvement in the disappearance of Inga Gehricke, a five-year-old, who went missing from a forest in the Saxony-Anhalt region, where the suspect is believed to have lived at the time.

According to German local media, the suspect's criminal record contains 17 entries, including several child abuse charges.

Madeleine McCann went missing as her parents ate dinner at the nearby tapas restaurant on May 3, 2007, from an apartment complex in Praia da Luz in Portugal. Her twin siblings, who were in the room sleeping with her, were left in the room she was kidnapped from.

The disappearance sparked a manhunt that has spanned several years, costing a reported €12 million ($13 million; £11 million) for the investigation and has dominated British news.

Germany: Imprisoned Madeleine McCann suspect reportedly investigated for additional child disappearances01:20
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Christian B., the prime suspect in the missing Madeleine McCann case, is reportedly being investigated over the disappearance of at least two other children.

The suspect currently serving prison time in Kiel's prison, for a drug trafficking offence, as seen in footage from Sunday. He has also served time for the brutal rape of a 72-year-old American woman in Portugal.

German investigators are currently assessing if the suspect can be linked to the disappearance of six-year-old German boy Rene Hesse, who went missing whilst on holiday in Portugal nearly 24 years ago.

Christian B. is also being investigated for his involvement in the disappearance of Inga Gehricke, a five-year-old, who went missing from a forest in the Saxony-Anhalt region, where the suspect is believed to have lived at the time.

According to German local media, the suspect's criminal record contains 17 entries, including several child abuse charges.

Madeleine McCann went missing as her parents ate dinner at the nearby tapas restaurant on May 3, 2007, from an apartment complex in Praia da Luz in Portugal. Her twin siblings, who were in the room sleeping with her, were left in the room she was kidnapped from.

The disappearance sparked a manhunt that has spanned several years, costing a reported €12 million ($13 million; £11 million) for the investigation and has dominated British news.

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