The Polish lady who believes she is Madeleine McCann has been dealt a devastating blow.
Julia Faustyna, who additionally goes by Julia Wendell, 21, has submitted DNA to be examined within the hope that she might be confirmed to be the British lady, who vanished aged three from a Portuguese trip house in 2007.
However Ms. Wendell could also be battling most cancers, her spokeswoman has revealed, and he or she is awaiting take a look at outcomes again over fears she has leukemia.
“We’re nonetheless ready on the results of DNA testing that can present us precisely what Julia’s ethnic background is and what nation she and her true household are from. These sorts of checks are very correct,” Ms. Wendell’s consultant and personal detective Dr. Fia Johansson informed The Solar.
“After all relying on the results of that we are going to proceed our investigation to see if Julia is could possibly be Madeleine or one other lacking individual.
“However now the main focus is on Julia as an individual – not Madeleine.
“She has had a uncared for childhood and suffered a lot abuse.
“Her well being may be very poor she has unhealthy bronchial asthma and he or she suffers a number of ache in her bones.
“She is booked in for a CT and MRI scan due to the ache in her bones.
“Her blood work can also be irregular so my physician right here within the US is investigating whether or not she might have leukemia so we’re awaiting the outcomes of that. And if she wants any therapy we’ll be sure she will get that.”
Ms. Wendell has submitted samples for 3 completely different forensic examinations that can define her DNA sequence, together with a 23andMe-style genetic take a look at to ascertain her ancestry.
If Ms. Wendell’s ancestry comes from the identical area as Madeleine’s dad and mom, Gerry and Kate McCann, Dr. Johansson mentioned she’s going to instantly ship the DNA sequence to Portuguese investigators for comparability.
Ms. Wendell – who has mentioned she doesn’t “keep in mind most of my childhood” – beforehand mentioned that Madeleine’s dad and mom have agreed to a DNA take a look at.
She claims that particulars of her childhood don’t add up, main her to imagine that she was kidnapped as a toddler, and that she has a spot in her proper eye and a magnificence mark on her cheek just like Madeleine.
Earlier this month, nevertheless, Pawel Noga from the Provincial Police Headquarters in Wroclaw informed Polish information outlet Gazeta that authorities have “dominated out” Ms. Wendell’s model of occasions to be “true”, in line with an English translation of the outlet’s report.
In a 15-minute video posted to her Instagram, Ms. Wendell and Dr. Johansson refuted the officers’ assertion.
Dr. Johansson mentioned that “no law enforcement officials in Poland mentioned that she (Julia) or she is just not Madeleine McCann” and it was “all lies”.
She mentioned the pair additionally supposed to “power” Ms. Wendell’s mom to undergo a DNA take a look at.
Web customers have additionally speculated that Ms. Wendell could possibly be Swiss lady Livia Schepp, who disappeared in 2011 along with her twin Alessia, aged six.
“Julia may be very open to the concept she might certainly be one other lacking youngster and they’re hoping to hold out a DNA take a look at along with her household,” Dr. Johansson lately informed The Solar.
“I’ve spoken to her about this and he or she is open to the very fact she could possibly be any lacking youngster on the market – not simply Madeleine. Julia simply desires to know the reality about who she is.
“One of many causes she made the connection to Madeleine is as a result of one of many suspects in Madeleine’s case appears to be like very very like a person who she says abused her as a toddler.
“However the identical man could possibly be linked to Madeleine and different lacking youngsters – that is how predators and traffickers work.
“Julia has taken a DNA take a look at and we’re investigating if it’s doable to verify her DNA with that of lacking Livia.
“We’re investigating all prospects at this stage.”
Ms Wendell’s household in Poland, in the meantime, have spoken of their “devastation” at her claims.
“For us as a household it’s apparent that Julia is our daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and step-niece. We’ve recollections, now we have footage,” the household mentioned in a Fb assertion, through Polish lacking individuals group Lacking Years In the past.
“Julia additionally has these pictures, as a result of she took them from the household dwelling with the delivery certificates, in addition to quite a few hospital discharges.
“We all the time tried to grasp all conditions that occurred with Julia. Quite a few therapies, medicines, psychologists and psychiatrists – Julia had all of it assured. She wasn’t left alone.
“Threats to our deal with from Julia, her lies and manipulations, exercise on the web. We’ve seen all of it and we’ve tried to forestall it, to elucidate, we’ve requested her to cease.”
The household hinted at Ms. Wendell’s motivations, writing that she “all the time needed to be widespread”.
However, Dr. Johansson urged the household to think about a DNA take a look at, and to “get in contact with us immediately so we will focus on the case with them quite than releasing statements on-line”.
“A number of the info Julia has informed us and the proof we’ve seen doesn’t match what the household are saying so we want to speak about it immediately with them,” she informed The Solar.
“It appears suspicious to me that Julia’s household is not going to take a take a look at, which might clear these claims up in a short time.”