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A psychic who has found the bodies of several missing people claims Madeleine McCann is buried just nine kilometres from where she disappeared, The Mirror reports.
Madeleine vanished 14 years ago at the age of three in the Portuguese holiday town of Praia da Luz.
Investigators last year revealed German national Christian Brueckner, a convicted rapist, was their sole suspect in the disappearance of the British girl.
Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters said in December he was "very confident" on eventually charging Brueckner over Madeleine's disappearance.
While what happened to Madeleine remains a mystery, new details could cripple her family's hope she is still alive.
According to The Mirror, police are now investigating the claims of psychic Michael Schneider, who reportedly gave police the coordinates for where she is buried, just nine kilometres from the resort.
"I do not give out such information lightly and without constantly questioning myself because I am very well aware of the responsibility of what I do," he told the publication.
Mr Schneider reportedly helped find the bodies of Peter Neumair and Laura Perselli, who were allegedly murdered after going missing from their home in Italy in January.
He also led police to a woman who went missing in Germany last month.
Police convinced Maddie McCann was killed in Portugal
Police in Germany said last month they're now convinced Madeleine was killed in Portugal instead of being taken overseas.
Police initially believed Brueckner, 44, may have taken Madeleine to Germany and his previous residences were searched last year.
However when Mr Wolters was asked by the Mirror where he believed she was killed, he responded: "In Portugal."
While German police are yet to reach a stage of being able to charge Brueckner, Mr Wolters said he was "optimistic we will solve this case".
Last month Mr Wolters told The Sun his team had gathered further evidence to support their case.
New theory dashes family's hopes
In May, Madeleine's parents delivered a heart-wrenching message on what would have been her 18th birthday.
“We love you and we’re waiting for you and we’re never going to give up,” they wrote.
Madeleine’s parents have long held hope their daughter will be found alive.
A week before Madeleine's birthday, in a message coinciding with the 14th anniversary of her disappearance, Kate and Gerry McCann wrote of the years that had been "lost or stolen" with their daughter.
They added they "hang on to the hope, however small, that we will see Madeleine again".
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