Family of woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann 'refuse to take DNA test' to rule out possibility she's missing Brit | The SunFebruary 22, 2023
THE family of the young woman who claims to be Madeleine McCann are refusing to take a DNA test to rule out the possibility she is the missing youngster, it has been claimed.
Julia Wandelt, 21, from Poland, has gone viral after suggesting that she may be Maddie, who disappeared in 2007.
Julia is now being investigated and represented by Dr. Fia Johansson, a psychologist, medium and private detective, who says she is doing her best to resolve the case quickly and not bring unnecessary distress to the McCann family.
Fia says she is trying to persuade Julia’s Polish family to provide a DNA test to solve any mystery over the girl’s parentage but so far they have flatly refused.
She is now urging one of Julia's family members to agree to do a test, which could answer Julia's questions about their family background instantly.
"We want to be very respectful to the McCann family, and respect the privacy of them and their kids while we don't know exactly who Julia is," Fia said.
"My feeling is that we need to force the mother or a member of Julia's family to take the DNA test rather than disrupt the peace of Kate and Garry, which is not necessary.
"If a current family member will take a DNA test we could solve this. But they are refusing to.
"I have been personally talking to Julia's mother and told her we will make her safe and secure in any way she needs but she is still refusing to take the test. She claims she has Julia's birth certificate but our worry is that you can easily forge this."
Julia has been sharing her story on social media where she reveals the reasons that have led her to believe that she is Madeleine.
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She claims to have been a victim of sexual abuse when she was young and says that a German paedophile, who was a suspect in the Madeleine McCann case, was her abuser.
Julia also points out she has moles in similar positions to Madeleine and also showed that she had a marking in her eye, similar to Madeleine's coloboma, which means her pupil is a different shape.
Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann have never given up hope of finding their daughter.
But sources earlier told The Sun that Julia’s claims may be hurting the family.
They said: “It causes unnecessary pain for Kate and Gerry.
“So many false claims have been made over the years and they don’t need any more."
Fia, who has worked with law enforcement in the US in the past as a psychic detective and private investigator, says she understands the family have to protect themselves from unverified claims and wants to respect their privacy.
Known as the Persian Medium, Fia has previously told The Sun how she has helped solve murders, find terrorists and even helped a member of the Royal Family escape a blackmail plot.
She says she has been involved in the official Madeleine McCann investigation since 2019, when she made a psychic "prediction" that Madeleine was still alive.
However she says she is keeping an open mind on Julia's case and is trying to ascertain the facts.
"I made a prediction in 2019 that Madeleine was alive and loved music and will end up finding her identity by herself," Fia said.
"So all of a sudden I thought with this case there seemed to be a lot of matches, Julia is a talented musician she plays piano. Also the town she is living in is very close by to Germany.
"At this moment I can't answer whether this is Madeleine or not. But a lot of things are following my own prediction and I can't ignore that."
Fia said she became involved with Julia after a detective got in touch with her about her case.
"When Julia started to go viral through Instagram my investigation team had some conversations with a detective who was officially involved with the case and who I have been in touch with since 2019," she said.
"They said they didn't know if Julia was legitimate or not yet but that it was worth looking into and as I am a psychologist, human behaviorist and a researcher and had worked on the Madeleine McCann case they thought I could help and work out why this person thinks she is Madeleine McCann.
"I immediately sent two of my team to Poland and look into the situation and figure out exactly who she is and what she is doing."
The disappearance of Madeleine in 2007 remains one of the biggest unsolved cases in British history.
The youngster was only three when she vanished from her family's holiday home in Portugal.
Her parents had left her sleeping with her siblings while they had dinner at the hotel's restaurant – before realising at about 10pm that she was missing.
The couple have since devoted their lives to finding the little girl – now left with Madeleine's "Cuddle Cat" as one of the last reminders of their daughter.
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More than £12million has been poured into the investigation for her since 2007.
The Sun reached out to the McCann family for comment.
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