The McCann family would have agreed to carry out a

The McCann family would have agreed to carry out a DNA test on a young woman claiming to be Madeleine

After Julia Faustyna went viral on social media this week claiming to be Madeleine McCann, the 3yearold girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007, the McCann family had contacted the young woman to carry out a DNA test.

On her Instagram, Julia, who lives in Breslavia, Poland, posted montages and “evidence” of her claim.

The 21yearold had asked for help in her posts to communicate with Kete and Gerry McCann, Madeleine’s parents, to take the exam.

The girl still claims to have been a victim of sexual abuse at a young age and points to German pedophile Christian B., one of the prime suspects in the Madeleine case, as her aggressor.

She also argues that she shares the same eye defect as the missing child, as well as physical resemblances to parents Gerry and Kate.

The international press reported that the McCann family was ready to look at all the evidence.

This Sunday (19) Julia shared an article on her profile about the precontact and wrote that they agreed to the DNA being carried out.

The young woman’s mother denies

Julia’s mother said that the girl was ill and embarrassed the family. The statements were made in a conversation via WhatsApp between Julia and her mother and shared on the Instagram profile “iammadelemccan”.

During the conversation, Julia’s mother says that she is going to sell the house and move because she doesn’t want to see her anymore because of the shame she is bringing on the family. In the print, the mother also claims that there are photos and tapes somewhere in the garage and refers to alleged records that would refute the thesis that the young woman was Madeleine. “You’re sick, Julia. I’ll tell you that,” writes the mother in an interview.

Sharing the recordings, Julia scoffed at being considered crazy. This Saturday morning she published a video in which she claims to have consulted doctors, psychologists and specialists and they can prove that she is not delusional. The young woman also claimed to be Polish and not German, as they have published in recent days, and that she has received many hate messages from people in her native country.


The Instagram account where Julia claims to be Madeleine was created on February 14 and quickly went viral, with more than 220,000 followers today. In some of the posts, she says that after some testimonies from her grandmother about a pedophile, she began to suspect that she is the missing girl, but she gives no further details on the subject.

She also says she has few childhood memories and that in 2018 she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, began therapy and was dealing with memories of abuse. Julia also shared a photo of the suspect who kidnapped Madeleine and claimed to remember being molested by him.

Madeleine would be 19 today and Julia 21, but she justifies the age difference by saying that if a child was kidnapped, there may have been changes in the documents, which would explain the discrepancy.

In the international media, the story was reflected on UK portals and some sites in Portugal, Germany, France, Argentina, Estonia, Hungary and Poland.


Madeleine McCann, Maddie, disappeared on May 3, 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday, in Praia da Luz, a seaside resort in the Algarve region of Portugal, where she was vacationing with her family.

The disappearance sparked an extraordinary international campaign by her parents to find her. Photos of little Maddie with her brown hair and big light eyes went around the world.

After 14 months of controversial investigations, marked by the indictment and subsequent exoneration of parents Gerry and Kate McCann, the Portuguese judiciary closed the trial in 2008 before reopening it five years later because of “new elements”.

However, the case didn’t really move forward until June 2020, when Braunschweig prosecutors said it was certain the girl had died, adding that their suspicions fell on a man who was being held in Kiel on another case.

At the time of Maddie’s disappearance, “Christian B.”, who is currently serving a sentence for the 2005 rape of a 72yearold American woman in southern Portugal, lived a few kilometers from the hotel where the girl disappeared, according to German investigators.