A woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann has made headlines after appearing on the Dr. Phil show to answer questions about her supposed identity.
Julia Wendell, a 21-year-old from Poland, has gained attention on social media with her claims that she is the young girl who disappeared from Portugal in 2007 at the age of three.
While Madeleine’s disappearance has never been solved, Wendell has repeatedly shared supposed “evidence” online to prove that she is the missing girl.
During her appearance on the show, Dr. Phil pointed out physical markings that Wendell shares with McCann, including a mark on her face and a defect in her iris.
Wendell also spoke about her earliest memory, which she described as being on a beach with water and turtles, with light-colored buildings in the background.
Dr. Phil noted that this memory was “eerily similar to the place where Madeleine McCann was last seen alive.”
In addition, Wendell opened up about being sexually abused by a man named Peter Ney, who was later convicted.
She believes that Ney may be related to Martin Ney, who was suspected in the Madeleine McCann case and is an international child trafficker and serial killer.
Despite her conviction about her identity, Wendell’s family disagrees.
In a statement shared with Dr. Phil, they said that they have memories and pictures of Julia as their daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and step-niece.
They also mentioned that Julia took these pictures from the family home along with her birth certificate and numerous hospital discharges.
The family has tried to understand Julia’s behavior, including her lies, manipulations, and threats to their address.
They are devastated by the current situation and believe that Julia is not Maddie.
Kate and Gerry McCann, Madeleine’s parents, have not yet commented on the situation.
Dr. Phil questioned why Wendell hadn’t submitted her DNA sample to Scotland Yard, saying that the situation could be solved easily.
However, Wendell, also known as Julia Faustyna, said that she would be willing to submit the sample only if her ancestry results show that her roots are from Britain.
The case has sparked widespread interest and discussion online, with some people believing Wendell’s claims and others dismissing them as a hoax.
As of now, the truth about Julia Wendell’s identity remains unknown, and the mystery of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance remains unsolved.