Julia Faustyna, a 21-year-old aspiring musician and model, has recently claimed on Instagram that she is missing British girl Madeleine McCann.
The case of Madeleine McCann has been a high-profile missing person case since 2007, when she disappeared while on vacation in Portugal.
Faustyna’s claim has garnered significant attention, and many are wondering whether she could be the missing child. Here’s what we know about Faustyna and her claims:
Who is Julia Faustyna?
Faustyna is an aspiring musician and model who hails from Poland and currently lives in Germany. She has briefly spoken about her personal life, stating that she has a boyfriend who is considering leaving her due to her involvement in this case.
Faustyna also mentioned that she attended school sporadically while growing up. Some reports have listed her under the names Julia Wendell or Julia Wandelt.
What evidence does she have that she’s Madeleine?
Faustyna claims that she first heard that she was Madeleine a few months ago from her grandmother. On social media, she has documented apparent physical similarities between herself and Madeleine, including a distinct brown smudge on each girl’s right iris.
She has also claimed that she has similar eyes, face shape, ears, and lips to Madeleine. Faustyna has shared a police sketch of a man whom witnesses saw carrying a child on the night Madeleine disappeared, claiming that she recognizes the person as her abuser. She has also mentioned that she was preyed upon by a “German paedophile” but did not elaborate on this.
What do Madeleine’s parents say about Faustyna’s claims?
According to sources, Gerry and Kate McCann, Madeleine’s parents, have agreed to take a DNA test to determine if they are truly related to Faustyna.
The McCanns have been searching for their daughter since 2007 when she went missing while sleeping next to her twin siblings while on vacation in Praia de Luz.
Where does Faustyna stand with evidence? There is very little hard proof that Faustyna is the missing British girl.
Faustyna claims she cannot remember large chunks of her early childhood, isn’t sure of her age, and has never seen her birth certificate.
However, private detective Francisco Marco, who is linked to the Madeleine McCann case, has cast doubt on Faustyna’s claims, stating that “it does not add up to me.”