Maddie suspect was a ‘gun-toting’ crazy who ‘terrified’ villagers


Maddie suspect was a ‘gun-toting’ crazy who ‘terrified’ villagers

Christian Brückner befriended a couple who took in foster kids, and mention of his name still brings locals to tears

Jamie Johnson

The prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was feared as a gun-toting criminal, according to locals in the small town he holed up in shortly after she went missing.

Christian Brückner found a job as a waiter in a remote village 64km from Praia da Luz and befriended a German couple who looked after foster children, often staying at their house, local reports claim.

Remarkably, Portuguese police have not yet visited the village of Foral to interview potential witnesses, despite the overwhelming evidence that the convicted sex offender was living there in the weeks after Madeleine disappeared...

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