Ten years ago, in 2007, a three-year-old British girl went missing from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, a resort in the Algarve region of Portugal. The little girl was Madeleine McCann from Leicester, and her parents Kate and Gerry were on a family holiday. Until today, her case has remained a total mystery, wit ha few leads and occasional important detectives’ discoveries. Her disappearance became the most reported missing-person case in history. Nowadays, there is one girl who claims to be the little girl who went missing. Harriet Brookes, a student from Manchester, U.K, wants to show the social media with prooves that she is the missing girl. Is she joking or the police can finally stop investigating?
Maddie disappeared while her parents dined with friends at a restaurant. They were only 60 yards away and she is still missing.
There have been a lot of new developments in the Madeleine McCann case. Also, there have been numerous theories about her disappearance. One theory suggested that she was killed by her parents by “accident due to neglect and possible medication.”
This theory was rejected by her nanny, who insisted that “no way they [Kate and Gerry] did it.” Other versions of the event suggest that there was a woman who was standing outside of the Ocean Club apartment where Madeleine was supposedly abducted from. This happened just 90 minutes before he parents announced little Maddie was missing. The police recently identified the “woman in purple”. Her name is Luisa, and she is a former waitress at a restaurant near the resort. However, they weren’t able to bring her for an interrogation.
A few weeks after the information about the woman, another person came forward. Harriet Brookes, a student from Manchester, U.K., went viral after posting that she is Madeleine McCann in a group text message to her friends.
Brookes sent a group text message to her friends. She confesses that she is Maddie and that there is photo evidence to prove it.
“I don’t usually believe in conspiracy theories but honestly I think I’m Madeleine McCann,” she wrote in the chat.
One of her friends responded saying, ” I f***ing guve up.” This didn’t stop her from sharing more photos, though. Next, she posted a picture of her eye and leg as a proof. Madeleine was believed to have brown spots on her eye and leg, nd this girl claims that she has them, too.
Brookes added, “I’m Madeleine McCann and I don’t know what to do with myself.”
One of her friends decided to take this conversation to Twitter. It quickly went viral, but was proven to be false. The girl was obviously too old to be Maddie, who is supposed to be 14 today. The student is now 17 and later confessed that she “just sent it for a joke.”
“I’m loving reading people’s reactions. I feel like so many people are taking it seriously,” she said.