The parents of Madeleine McCann, Gerry and Kate McCann, received a message from a woman who claimed to be the missing British girl.
Julia Wendell went viral on social media after she claimed that she was Madeleine, a young girl who vanished while on a family vacation in Portugal in 2007.
But DNA test results have confirmed that she is not Maddie.
In a lengthy post on Facebook, Julia wrote: “First, I would like you to know that I’m not a liar, I’m not delusional, I’m not attention seeker, I’m not doing it for fame and I’m not a pedoph*le.”
The Polish woman still stands by her claims and said that she was abused by a man called Peter Ney, who she believed to be linked to Martin Ney – the suspect during the search for Madeleine.
“I don’t remember most of my memories but I can remember some things and I never said that I am Madeleine McCann,” she expressed.
She also explained that she only used the sentence to create a name for her now-deleted Instagram account.
“It was my mistake and I know it and I apologize for that because I should use words ‘Am I Madeleine McCann’ and not ‘I Am.’
Julia continued: “So it was my fault and it wasn’t my intention to bring sadness or another negative emotions to anyone, especially to McCann family.
“My main purpose was always to find out who I am and what exactly happened in my very hurtful past.”
She also explained why she decided to go public with her beliefs, adding that she started believing her mother was not her mother.
“I believe that my birth certificate could be forged. I still believe that it’s a possibility that I could be Madeleine and don’t be bad I will tell you why,” she went on.
“When I was doing [the] dna test in USA it was DNA kit from company called Ancestry. Fia didn’t want to give me results over one week me asking for it,” Julia explained.
“When she finally gave me access to my results I was so shocked because it was on another company’s website. Tell me please, how [is it] possible that my results came to [the] website of competitive company?”
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