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Portuguese Authorities Make German 'Formal Suspect' in Madeleine Mccann Probe

Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents of Madeleine McCann, hold a photo of their missing daughter during a press conference in Berlin in 2007.

Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents of Madeleine McCann, hold a photo of their missing daughter during a press conference in Berlin in 2007.

Photographer: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images 

The German national linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been made a "formal suspect" by Portuguese authorities.

Christian Brueckner, 44, was identified as a murder suspect by German prosecutors in June 2020, but he has not been charged since then.