Woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann explains what comes after DNA results

A woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann has explained what will happen when she gets her DNA results back.

Julia Wendell, 21, appeared on American talk show Dr Phil on Monday (March 27) where she insisted she could be the missing child, who disappeared during a 2007 Portugal holiday with her parents.

Julia has submitted three DNA samples and a genetics test and is currently waiting on the results, which she hopes will be the first step in determining whether or not she is Madeleine.

READ MORE: Woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann's first memory of 'beach and white buildings'

When asked by Dr Phil why she hadn't sent her DNA to Scotland Yard to compare with existing samples from the British tot, she said she had attempted to get in contact with the organisation but failed.

She added she had always had suspicions of her birth parents and said the woman who raised her as her mum would always change the topic if she brought up her early years or attempted to access official documents such as her birth certificate.

Dr Phil then questioned what she would do if she found out the couple who raised her were her biological parents, to which she responded: "I believe I am Madeleine McCann.

"If she is my mother, I don’t want to have contact with her that’s all, but I believe she isn’t my mother."

  • Woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann 'to sue doctor who prescribed her 35 pills a day'

She added that she will take any test required to prove her claim.

Julia has presented a swathe of "evidence" in an attempt to prove her claim, including that she has very few childhood memories.

The only recollection she says she has from before the age of eight is of a "Beach and water, like sea or ocean, and there were turtles and children […] and I remembered light-coloured buildings, like white or very light colours, sunlight on this buildings."

To get more stories from Daily Star delivered straight to your inbox sign up to one of our free newsletters here.

Her private investigator, self-proclaimed psychic Dr Fia Johansson, claimed these memories described a similar scene to the one Madeleine went missing from 16 years ago.

"When I put all puzzles together I felt that, 'hmm, something makes sense and I believe that I need to get into why she remembers just that'," Dr Johansson recalled.

In reference to the white buildings from Julia's early memory, the medium added: "That could be one of those memories too, maybe she had, at the age of three. That could be possibly the same building that Madeleine vanished [from in] 2007."

The private investigator previously explained that if Julia's genetics test comes back as British, she will "match [it] with a DNA test of [Madeleine] McCann."

"I am really badly waiting for and checking every day the status of it," the private investigator said in a live Instagram video last week.

Last month, Julia's family – who until then had maintained their silence over the case – said it was "obvious" she wasn't Madeleine and claimed they had "begged her to stop".

In a statement published on behalf of the family by the Polish missing persons' organisation Missing Years Ago, they said: "The internet won't forget, and it's obvious that Julia isn't [Madeleine].

"We are devastated at this current situation."

Kate and Gerry McCann, Madeleine's parents, are yet to make any official statement on the matter.


  • Flirty female prison guards busted bonking in cells and smuggling in knickers

  • 'Paranoid' Putin ditches 'sex-mad gymnast mistress' and retreats to guarded Kremlin flat

  • 'Proof' big cats are roaming Britain as half-eaten calf thrown up tree

  • UK street where residents woken at all hours by 'constant fights and people screaming'

Source: Read Full Article