Kate and Gerry McCann said they would be hugely ‘disappointed but not totally surprised’ if the German investigation into Madeleine’s 2007 disappearance is dropped due to lack of evidence.
Authorities in Germany are desperate to tie main suspect Christian Brueckner to the case but after six weeks of frantic searching they are yet to come up with any solid evidence he was involved.
And in a twist, German prosecutors have said they have ‘solid evidence’ that Madeleine is dead which could lead to the case being dropped altogether, especially if they cannot pin any evidence on Brueckner.
A friend of the McCanns said: ‘Kate and Gerry have had their hopes raised and dashed so many times before. All they want is answers and to find out what happened to their daughter after more than 13 years.
‘It is a very frustrating and difficult time for them.’
‘If inquiries into this suspect are dropped because of lack of evidence Kate and Gerry know that at least police have been trying and realise they can’t keep it going indefinitely.’
Brueckner, who is currently serving a 7 year sentence for rape, is having another case heard in the European Court tomorrow (Thursday 15th July).
The case, a 2005 rape conviction against him, is being heard to see if it unsafe or not.
If it is, he could be released from prison within days.
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