Why is 'has Madeleine McCann been found' trending?

THE hashtag #MadeleineMcCann started trending on social media on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Confusion was sparked over Twitter after it emerged that police are set to investigate a clairvoyant's claim that Madeleine McCann is buried in a location near to where she vanished, with some users thinking she had already been found.

Why are people searching 'has Madeleine Mccann been found'?

People have started searching whether Madeleine has been found after it emerged that clairvoyant Michael Schneider, 50, contacted the police with the coordinates of where he believes Madeleine's body is located.

Schneider claimed her body is located just six miles from where she disappeared in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3, 2007.

Using his own technique where he looks at a missing person's photo and ask himself "upwards towards God whether this living being is alive or dead" before running his fingers and eyes over an atlas, Google Maps and Google Earth, Schneider has helped police locate missing people in a number of cases.

He was recently able to help police locate a missing woman, who was found hanging from a tree, within 36 hours.

He also found the location of murdered couple Peter Neumair, 63, and Laura Perselli, 68, would be found after they vanished from their home in Bolzano, Italy, in January.

When did Madeleine McCann disappear?

Madeleine vanished on May 3, 2007, from the holiday apartment she was staying in at Praia da Luz in the Algarve, Portugal with her family.

Her disappearance triggered a worldwide search and despite a £12million police probe, she has not been found 14 years later.

Her parents Gerry and Kate left their three children Madeleine and toddler twins Sean and Amelie sleeping in their apartment as they went for dinner at a tapas bar nearby.

When they returned to check on them, Madeleine had disappeared.

In September of that year, Gerry and Kate, both doctors, were sensationally named as "arguidos" by Portuguese police.

The following summer the McCanns were cleared by investigators in Portugal who declared they had exhausted all avenues in the case.

Christian B, a convicted paedophile and rapist, was named as the prime suspect in Madeleine's disappearance in June 2020.

What have German investigators said about the case?

German investigators have claimed that Madeleine's disappearance could be solved in "months" as they have "very interesting tips."

Hans Christian Wolters, who is leading the probe, said the case could be solved in months as his team is “pleased” with how the investigation has progressed over the past year and that they had received “very interesting tips”, the Mirror reports.

“We hope we can solve the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, although this will take several months," he said.

“We are pleased with the response to our appeal for witnesses. But ­unfortunately not all our questions have been answered.”

He added that Christian B will be question at "the end of the ­investigation".

"When we have completed our investigations, we will inform the public about the result and then also about further details,” he said.

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