German prosecutors insist they sent a letter to Madeleine McCann’s parents confirming she was dead.
Hans Christian Wolters, the prosecutor in Braunschweig, Germany, said on Monday that the authorities had definitely sent the letter to Madeleine’s parents to inform them of her death. “I can not say whether the letter or were still under way reach the family,” Wolters to The Sun said.
However, Kate and Gerry McCann, Madeleine’s parents, claim they received no letter of this nature.
“Reports that we received a letter from the German authorities alleging that there was evidence that Madeleine was dead is false,” the McCann couple said in a statement on their website this week.
According to the couple, reports of the letter in question caused unnecessary anxiety to friends and family and disrupted their lives in advance. Madeleine, 3, disappeared in 2007 while her family vacationed in Portugal.
“We have concrete evidence that our suspect killed Madeleine and that means she died,” Wolters said. He also confirmed that German police are investigating a murder case and are not looking for a missing person.
Wolters declined to disclose how prosecutors know Madeleine was dead, as it could hamper their investigation of the suspect, he explained.