Madeleine McCann case: Police evaluate excavation results

Watch the video: In the case of the disappeared Madeleine McCann, the police search an allotment plot in Seelze near Hanover. In the case of the missing Madeleine McCann, the police raided an allotment plot in Seelze near Hanover on Tuesday. The operation is related to the murder investigation against the suspected 43-year-old German, said a spokeswoman for the Braunschweig public prosecutor’s office. She didn’t say what was wanted in the allotment garden. Several officials combed the ground with shovels and rakes. A small excavator was also used. The man jailed for other crimes in Kiel is suspected of kidnapping three-year-old British Madeleine McCann from a holiday resort in Portugal in 2007. Investigators in Germany are convinced that the girl is dead. According to media reports, the suspect has also spent several years in Hanover since 2007. The search on the allotment plot should continue on Wednesday, it said.


Madeleine “Maddie” McCann has been missing for 13 years. Traces lead to Germany. Investigators have examined an allotment garden on the outskirts of Hanover. The results of the excavations there are now being evaluated.

In the case of the British Madeleine McCann, who disappeared 13 years ago, the police are evaluating the results of her excavations in an allotment garden on the outskirts of Hanover. The spokeswoman for the public prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig, Julia Meyer, did not say whether anything was found during the two-day police operation, and if so, what. The investigators initially did not want to submit any water level reports on the search that ended on Wednesday evening, she said.

Police had combed the earth on the orphaned property with an excavator, spade and rake. Foundations – possibly a garden shed – had already been excavated on Tuesday. A sniffer dog was used in a cavity under the base plate.

The 43-year-old is said to have kidnapped Madeleine McCann in 2007

At the beginning of the operation, the Braunschweig public prosecutor’s office merely confirmed that the excavations are connected with the murder investigation against a 43-year-old German. The man is said to have kidnapped the three-year-old girl in 2007 from a holiday resort in the Portuguese Algarve. The investigators assume that the child is dead.

After Madeleine’s disappearance, the suspect lived in Hanover – according to media reports, he lived in a minibus and worked in a workshop not far from the allotment garden now being searched. The suspect is currently in custody in Kiel for other offenses.

In another matter, the police had found what they were looking for on a man’s property. According to media reports, in early 2016 Fahnder discovered storage media with abuse pictures of children in a pit on the site of an old crate factory near Magdeburg, which belonged to the sexually convicted criminal. According to his defense lawyer, the suspect does not comment on the allegation of kidnapping and murdering Madeleine McCann.