A brand new detail about the prime suspect in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance has shaken up the the case.
On Sunday, February 11, Helge Busching, a former friend of suspect Christian Brueckner, spilled information about the convicted pedophile and rapist that may help the infamous case.
Busching’s testimony also helped in convicting Brueckner for raping a 72-year-old woman. The criminal is now serving a seven-year sentence for his wrongdoing.
“The lady was tied up and … there was a man, all in black clothes … with black gloves and a black mask, who then threw the woman around on the bed, turned her on her stomach and who whipped this woman,” Busching told 60 Minutes.
“Then he sat down next to her and then he took off his mask. Then I saw that it was Christian B,” he added.
German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters has identified Busching as an important aspect to the McCann case as he has disclosed a conversation he once had with Brueckner, where he suggested her abduction was done quietly.
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Wolters has stressed that building a comprehensive case against Brueckner is essential, noting that charges will likely not be filed till the end of 2024.
Though the upcoming case does not have to do with McCann, it may help in building evidence against Brueckner.
The messages were apparenly discovered on Brueckner’s computer, where he discussed his desire to abduct and kill a little girl and “document it”.
Brueckner said he allegedly ended up “destroying evidence” and the other pedophile replied, “mm.”
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“Of course, it’s important to us. It could be piece for the big puzzle,” Wolters stated of the chat.