Mother of young woman claiming to be Madeleine says daughter

Mother of young woman claiming to be Madeleine says daughter is ‘sick’ and needs ‘psychiatric help’

Summary of the news

  • Julia Faustyna believes she is Madeleine McCann, the girl who disappeared in 2007.
  • She created a profile on Instagram where she lists the reasons that led her to this conclusion.
  • The young woman also shared printouts of a conversation she had with her mother.
  • The woman says her daughter is “sick,” needs “psychiatric help,” and is “starting a circus.”

Julia Faustyna claims to be Madeleine McCann, a girl who disappeared at Montage/R7 in 2007 with EFE/EPA/Luis Forra; Play/Instagram/@iammadelemccan

Julia Faustyna, 21, believes she is Madeleine McCann, a girl who disappeared during a family outing in 2007. This Friday (18), the young woman took to social networks to share printouts of a conversation in which her mother claims her daughter is “sick”, needs “psychiatric help” and “starts a circus”.

“You’re sick, Julia,” says the message. “I’m selling the house and neither of us will answer the phone if you call for everything you’ve done and for the embarrassment you’ve caused me.”

In the text, the woman claims to have photos and videos that contradict Julia’s version. In response, the young woman snapped, “Now I’m crazy.”

The story told by Julia came to light through a video shared on the Instagram profile iammadelemccann (I’m Madeleine McCann, in literal translation).

She also shared a photo of the composite portrait of an alleged Madeleine kidnapper in Portugal, who Julia claims looks exactly like the man who abused her.

“This person is very similar to the pedophile who abused me!! I need to know the truth,” he wrote in the caption of a post pinned to the profile.

The young woman attempts to contact the McCann family for a DNA test. She reports that she went to the police in England and Poland, the country where she currently lives, but was ignored.

Most of her publications on the internet indicate physical resemblances between her and Madeleine and the missing girl’s parents.

Case Madeleine

On May 3, 2007, Madeleine McCann disappeared shortly before her 4th birthday in Praia da Luz, a resort town in the tourist region of Algarve, where she was vacationing with her family.

The case shook the whole world at the time and remains without result. Shortly before the act was considered statutebarred, the Portuguese public prosecutor introduced a perpetrator.

The man, who is serving a prison sentence in Portugal for raping a 72yearold American woman in 2005, had already been identified by German investigators in 2020 as the prime suspect in the British girl’s murder.