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Woman who claims to be Madeleine McCann takes DNA test.

The woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann has submitted DNA samples for forensic analysis to try and prove she is the missing Brit.

Julia Wendell, 21, is currently in California, US, having been whisked from her home country after receiving death threats, the Star reports.

Wendell went viral last month after sharing what she claimed is “evidence” on Instagram that she is the girl who went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007. The evidence included two freckles on her leg and an eye defect.

The 21-year-old, who would be two years older than Maddie who would turn 19 in April, has said she does not remember large chunks of her childhood, or the moment she was supposedly taken, but does remember overhearing her mum say she “took her”.

She also claimed she was abused by a German paedophile who looks like someone who was once a suspect in Maddie’s disappearance and now has Dr Fia Johansson, a medium who helps police crack cold cases, investigating her story and representing her.

Johannson is with her at the safehouse in California.

Speaking to RadarOnline, Dr Johansson said Julia has sent off three DNA samples for forensic analysis along with a genetic test to establish her ancestry.

“If the results come back that she’s British or from that area then we are going to continue our investigation into Madeleine McCann and communicate with the detectives in Portugal,” Dr Johansson told the publication.

“We have a lot of evidence right now that shows Julia was definitely trafficked to Poland.”

Her family are refusing to take DNA tests of their own. They have denied her claims, and have apparently blocked Wendell’s number.

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by Anonymousreply 121March 19, 2023 4:02 PM

[quote]Her family are refusing to take DNA tests of their own. They have denied her claims, and have apparently blocked Wendell’s number.

Because they know what really happened to Madeleine.

by Anonymousreply 1March 14, 2023 11:29 AM

Not that I think this woman is the missing girl, but the family not doing DNA tests is super sketchy. If a member of my biological family member were missing of course that’d be one of the first things I’d do.

by Anonymousreply 2March 14, 2023 11:33 AM

Agree, ElderLez!

by Anonymousreply 3March 14, 2023 11:34 AM

Well, if it's her, at least we know they fed her well.

by Anonymousreply 4March 14, 2023 11:38 AM

how does she explain aging the extra two years?

by Anonymousreply 5March 14, 2023 11:39 AM

This has Anastasia echoes.

by Anonymousreply 6March 14, 2023 11:41 AM

[quote]how does she explain aging the extra two years?

Maybe the family lied about her age, and she's actually 19.

by Anonymousreply 7March 14, 2023 11:46 AM

Are you fools really buying this manic liars story? Come on.

by Anonymousreply 8March 14, 2023 11:47 AM

The parents will no doubt have been told by police by now that "Our Madeleine" was definitely killed by that German pedo and her body dumped somewhere and will never be found, that's why there's no point in them entertaining this DNA test nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 9March 14, 2023 11:51 AM

Call me crazy, but identifying my loved ones remains and providing a proper burial or cremation would be a reason to get a DNA test.

by Anonymousreply 10March 14, 2023 11:56 AM

If they do a DNA test for this obvious wack job, it’ll open the door for further torment down the road. I’m no fan of the McCanns, but I can understand why they won’t entertain this sicko.

by Anonymousreply 11March 14, 2023 11:57 AM

R10 But we're not talking about identifying remains are we, it's some random woman who claims to be their daughter. As R11 says, you do it once you'll have to do it a hundred times.

by Anonymousreply 12March 14, 2023 12:02 PM

Agree with R11. This is a random crackpot being exploited by another crackpot for publicity. Two grifters. The family would be crazy to do anything to give them the publicity they want.

by Anonymousreply 13March 14, 2023 12:03 PM

Agreed about this woman. I don’t understand why they hadn’t already done a DNA test. It’a not like you need to keep doing them. It’s one and done.

by Anonymousreply 14March 14, 2023 12:08 PM

It's possibly they already have, ElderLez but it's kept on file to test against actual remains not random people with baseless claims.

by Anonymousreply 15March 14, 2023 12:10 PM

They got Anna Anderson's DNA info from hospital records.

by Anonymousreply 16March 14, 2023 12:12 PM

it's probably similar to the plot of the most recent Orphan movie

by Anonymousreply 17March 14, 2023 12:13 PM

[quote]Call me crazy, but identifying my loved ones remains and providing a proper burial or cremation would be a reason to get a DNA test.

Call me crazy but wouldn't you want some remains to test against first?

by Anonymousreply 18March 14, 2023 12:17 PM

Is the the Polish woman who was in the news a few weeks ago or has another one emerged?

by Anonymousreply 19March 14, 2023 12:18 PM

I don't remember chunksch of my childhood either!

by Anonymousreply 20March 14, 2023 12:18 PM

By her "family" this article is not referencing the McCanns. It's not the McCanns who are refusing to do the DNA test. It's this woman's (supposed) biological family. They're also the ones who have blocked her number. Either they know that she's an attention-seeking nut or they have something to hide. It could be that she was abducted or that there's something sinister in her history, but that doesn't mean that she's Madeleine McCann (whom she does not resemble at all).

And yes, this is the Polish woman. Here's another article.

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by Anonymousreply 21March 14, 2023 12:32 PM

wrong nose

by Anonymousreply 22March 14, 2023 12:34 PM

That's Madeleine McDonalds!

by Anonymousreply 23March 14, 2023 12:34 PM

Shut the fuck up ElderLez. You sound like a whack job. This person doesn't even the minimum threshold of being the same AGE as the victim or resembling her in the slightest. Idiot!

by Anonymousreply 24March 14, 2023 12:35 PM

Why's a Pole called Julia Wendell? Did she get married?

by Anonymousreply 25March 14, 2023 12:37 PM

[quote]Shut the fuck up ElderLez. You sound like a whack job. This person doesn't even the minimum threshold of being the same AGE as the victim or resembling her in the slightest. Idiot!

Calm the fuck down, Mrs. McCann, you're no longer a suspect!

by Anonymousreply 26March 14, 2023 12:38 PM

R21 thank you for making that point. Her family is likely long-suffering and sick of her shit. These nuts try a lot before they hit the jackpot with a big international news story. They likely don’t want to give her any more fuel for her delusions.

by Anonymousreply 27March 14, 2023 12:38 PM

That's not Madeleine McCann, it's the guy from Little Britain in a wig

by Anonymousreply 28March 14, 2023 12:43 PM

Suffering? Who the fuck leaves a 3-year-old alone in a hotel room?

by Anonymousreply 29March 14, 2023 12:43 PM

her parents have always crossed me as arrogant pieces of shit, esp the father

by Anonymousreply 30March 14, 2023 12:46 PM

Madeleine's family is sketchy as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 31March 14, 2023 12:46 PM

It DOES have Anastasia vibes, except what is to gain, the McCanns are not Royalty?

Clout chasing in tragedy is really gross.

by Anonymousreply 32March 14, 2023 1:08 PM

R28, how low Emily Howard, Lady, has fallen.

by Anonymousreply 33March 14, 2023 1:08 PM

[quote] but the family not doing DNA tests is super sketchy.

Disagree — that would just validate this obviously concocted story, and the specimens running this scam would then just profit from the little girl’s disappearance.

by Anonymousreply 34March 14, 2023 1:10 PM

R30 He may be arrogant but I always wanted him to fuck me hard with that incredible hairy body of his!

by Anonymousreply 35March 14, 2023 2:28 PM

R24, cut her some slack. She's got have something to Eeyore about now she can't scare everybody over COVID.

by Anonymousreply 36March 14, 2023 2:37 PM

R32 - isn't there a reward?

by Anonymousreply 37March 14, 2023 2:51 PM

I’m surprised the family doesn’t have their DNA on file so these kinds of claims can be easily sorted

by Anonymousreply 38March 14, 2023 2:52 PM

Surely she’s too much of a moon-faced milk pudding to be little Maddie.

by Anonymousreply 39March 14, 2023 2:55 PM

R38 Then someone could steal it, take a sample from theirs, submit it as their own and create the illusion of a DNA match.

by Anonymousreply 40March 14, 2023 2:56 PM

Shit, yeah, I never thought of that!

by Anonymousreply 41March 14, 2023 2:58 PM

If hospital thrillers have taught us anything it's that all you need is a white coat for full access.

by Anonymousreply 42March 14, 2023 2:59 PM

I know, because that happens all the time in real life. I wish thrillers would do something original for once.

by Anonymousreply 43March 14, 2023 3:02 PM

One of Madeleine’s eyes has a tear drop shaped pupil. Does this woman have this? The ‘parents murdered Maddie’ crowd have as much evidence as the ‘Biden stole the election’ crowd’. None. Her parents have done everything they can to keep the case active, which seems a strange tactic if they are murderers. This women sounds unwell.

by Anonymousreply 44March 14, 2023 3:12 PM

When they talk about family, are they talking about the McCanns, or the "adoptive family" as in the ones that kidnapped her. I agree with finding the truth, no matter what the outcome.

Stranger things have happened.

by Anonymousreply 45March 14, 2023 3:25 PM

[quote]Julia Wendell, 21, is currently in California, US, having been whisked from her home country

I got a free trip from Bangkok to Denver

by Anonymousreply 46March 14, 2023 3:29 PM

[quote] the family not doing DNA tests is super sketchy.

So? Just go through their garbage lots o' DNA in there

by Anonymousreply 47March 14, 2023 3:30 PM

[quote]One of Madeleine’s eyes has a tear drop shaped pupil. Does this woman have this?

According to photos, yes, but the photos could have been edited of course.

by Anonymousreply 48March 14, 2023 3:32 PM

Good grief, this woman’s actual family in Poland have put up with enough crap thanks to a daughter who craved publicity. They’ve put everything on file with the Polish authorities, and now refuse to give interviews to, or play ball with, the media. Sounds like they understand that the more this is worked up into something it’s not, the worse the aftermath will be for a young woman with mental health problems.

by Anonymousreply 49March 14, 2023 3:41 PM

There was some delusional cunt on Dr. Phil who claimed she was Etta James reincarnated......and she was more believable than this woman.

by Anonymousreply 50March 14, 2023 3:46 PM

I don't think this lady is just doing it for publicity, the stories she told sounded delusional, not aggrandizing. Also, the fact that the police in Poland only said they "ruled out" the idea that she was Madeleine but were still investigating makes me wonder what's going on. What are they investigating?

Surely the family or the police would have released some kind of information to show that she couldn't be Madeleine, instead of just saying "she's not" and then clamming up.

by Anonymousreply 51March 14, 2023 4:24 PM

R51 I agree. She's obviously traumatized in some way, possibly/probably abused or mentally ill or something else. She doesn't come across as your garden-variety opportunistic grifter. Just because she's not Madeleine McCann doesn't mean that she hasn't been through something sinister--real or imagined--in her past. I could well imagine her fantasizing (or believing) that she's that cute little missing (and famous) girl in order to rewrite her past.

by Anonymousreply 52March 14, 2023 4:31 PM

Which family won’t do a DNA test?

by Anonymousreply 53March 14, 2023 4:38 PM

[quote] Just because she's not Madeleine McCann doesn't mean that she hasn't been through something sinister

She comes across as a tiktoker who self-diagnoses herself as a variety of things.

by Anonymousreply 54March 14, 2023 4:38 PM

Is this a shortcut to a construction work/barmaid job in the UK for a Polish person these days? Those work permits must've dried up with Brexit.

by Anonymousreply 55March 14, 2023 4:43 PM

I read that there is no documentation of her existing prior to age 5. The police have a record of her being molested as a child. There are several families they will check (I assume they’ll give DNA) if she doesn’t match with the McCanns. They live in the US abd Switzerland. Her own mom refused to participate with a DNA test.

by Anonymousreply 56March 14, 2023 4:49 PM

R53 Her own family; the ones who had (or raised) her.

by Anonymousreply 57March 14, 2023 4:54 PM

I LOVED her work. Her role as Eunice Burns in "What's Up Doc" is priceless.

by Anonymousreply 58March 14, 2023 4:57 PM

I don't know why anyone took Mark Carr seriously when he claimed to be JonBenets killer.

by Anonymousreply 59March 14, 2023 5:05 PM

R50 Beyoncé was on Dr Phil?!

by Anonymousreply 60March 14, 2023 5:14 PM

My father was John McCain, he's dead!

by Anonymousreply 61March 14, 2023 5:17 PM

Remember the Ukrainian midget who said she was like 8 and lived alone for years, but was really a 30 year old woman??

by Anonymousreply 62March 14, 2023 8:18 PM

The killer dwarf, R62! Nightmares!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 63March 14, 2023 8:21 PM

The parents aborted her.

by Anonymousreply 64March 15, 2023 12:32 AM

When it comes to kids, you've got to watch those foreign factions.

by Anonymousreply 65March 15, 2023 12:34 AM

To think of her out there after all this time, what a nightmare!

by Anonymousreply 66March 15, 2023 12:52 AM

[quote]To think of her out there after all this time, what a nightmare!

And maybe alive! Right?

by Anonymousreply 67March 15, 2023 11:20 AM

This should be a reality TV show: “Who Might Be the Next Madeline McCann?” Start with about 30 white women with blond hair in a mansion and have them compete with each other to prove they are Madeline. At the end of the night the loser of the episode gets a cheek swab while everyone waits for the DNA results. When the loser is announced they get a coupon to a local Portuguese restaurant with a hearty “Sorry, you are not OUR Madeleine!” from the parents.

by Anonymousreply 68March 15, 2023 11:59 AM

Don't give Andy Cohen or Ryan Seacrest any ideas, r68!

by Anonymousreply 69March 15, 2023 12:01 PM

This DNA test is taking FOREVER.

by Anonymousreply 70March 15, 2023 12:02 PM

We ALL know by now that DNA tests are seldom really very conclusive.

by Anonymousreply 71March 15, 2023 12:36 PM

Madeleine is fine, she's now Madalena and is drinking Port! Yes, she sends her love!

by Anonymousreply 72March 15, 2023 12:41 PM

I would think she’s too young to be Madeline Kahn’s daughter.

by Anonymousreply 73March 15, 2023 1:19 PM

I'm Madeleine McCann!!

by Anonymousreply 74March 15, 2023 1:40 PM

His last name was McCain , and he is DEAD!

by Anonymousreply 75March 15, 2023 1:59 PM

It would be an awesome story if she turns out to be the real daughter

by Anonymousreply 76March 15, 2023 2:01 PM

R76 A real Elizabeth Smart story, will Madeline’s father then come out as Gay too?

by Anonymousreply 77March 15, 2023 2:38 PM

That's not her. Looks nothing like Madeline. Too much of a peasant potato face.

by Anonymousreply 78March 15, 2023 2:43 PM

She's probably either just a fame whore or the real deal. Or she could be both. Let the DNA test end it all so everybody can move on.

by Anonymousreply 79March 15, 2023 2:56 PM

R40 well then take measures to prevent theft, and follow up and matches with a second test.

by Anonymousreply 80March 15, 2023 2:56 PM

Ewww, if it's her, we don't want her, she got fat!

by Anonymousreply 81March 15, 2023 3:04 PM

She does look like a typical Eastern European peasant. If she was stolen as a baby, it wasn't McCanns she was taken from. It'll probably turn out that an aunt is the actual mother, some typical Catholic unwed mother fuckery.

by Anonymousreply 82March 15, 2023 3:06 PM

One of her most "compelling" pieces of evidence that she points to about her childhood is the insistence that she started kindergarten a bit later in the school year than the other children (an assertion she claims is allegedly backed up by her former teacher). She says this teacher also claims she had a lot of nervous energy, tics, and other "obvious" trauma symptoms.

But wouldn't this teacher have also noticed if this little girl who started a bit late in the school year also had a fucking British accent and didn't speak a word of Polish??

by Anonymousreply 83March 15, 2023 3:11 PM

Madeleine is in the sea now, probably drinking margaritas with SpongeBob.

by Anonymousreply 84March 15, 2023 3:15 PM

I'm Natalee Holloway!

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by Anonymousreply 85March 15, 2023 3:18 PM

Where’s Maury when you need him?

by Anonymousreply 86March 15, 2023 3:19 PM

Dakota Fanning wants the screen rights for her comeback vehicle.

by Anonymousreply 87March 15, 2023 3:19 PM

R79 "She's probably either just a fame whore or the real deal. Or she could be both. Let the DNA test end it all so everybody can move on."

Wow, very decisive and insightful

by Anonymousreply 88March 15, 2023 3:22 PM

She is the spitting image of her parents.

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by Anonymousreply 89March 15, 2023 3:23 PM

The DNA will be the final arbiter.

by Anonymousreply 90March 15, 2023 3:27 PM

What is playing on her ipod?

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by Anonymousreply 91March 15, 2023 3:30 PM

I have confidence.

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by Anonymousreply 92March 15, 2023 3:35 PM

Is that some kind of Polish M3gan?

by Anonymousreply 93March 15, 2023 3:37 PM

She does indeed look just like the father ! Interesting.

by Anonymousreply 94March 15, 2023 3:44 PM

Viola Davis IS Madeleine McCann!

by Anonymousreply 95March 15, 2023 7:01 PM

How long is this DNA test going to take? She doesn’t look like a McCann to me.

by Anonymousreply 96March 15, 2023 10:07 PM

She's two years older than Madeline. That makes no sense. The whole language thing as well just makes no sense. It'd be far out if she was Madeline's half sibling from an affair the father had.

I think something truly did happen to this young lady back when she was a child. Hopefully she'll be able to get the help she needs. Something is up with her family if her own mother won't take a DNA test.

by Anonymousreply 97March 15, 2023 10:27 PM

I believe her

by Anonymousreply 98March 16, 2023 9:18 PM

She may have The Cancer now!

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by Anonymousreply 99March 16, 2023 9:24 PM

^“But now the focus is on Julia as a person – not Madeleine."

I think that's been abundantly clear.

by Anonymousreply 100March 16, 2023 9:44 PM

Will the real Madeleine McCann please stand up?

by Anonymousreply 101March 16, 2023 9:59 PM

Please, I beg you!

by Anonymousreply 102March 16, 2023 10:50 PM

How fucked up was your childhood, when you hope to be Madeline McCann? This is so sick and sad. Hopefully, she gets help. It is not likely that she is madeleine because she looks exactly like the parents that raised her.

by Anonymousreply 103March 17, 2023 1:43 AM

She may have cancer.

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by Anonymousreply 104March 17, 2023 10:50 AM

Or a need for attention.

by Anonymousreply 105March 17, 2023 11:07 AM

R104 Oh, for fucks sake.

by Anonymousreply 106March 17, 2023 11:25 AM

🤔 🧐.

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by Anonymousreply 107March 17, 2023 4:52 PM

She reminds me of the killer dwarf.

by Anonymousreply 108March 17, 2023 5:15 PM

Lock your doors, whores!

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by Anonymousreply 109March 17, 2023 5:52 PM

R108 She wasn't a killer dwarf, it's the parents who were the psychos!

by Anonymousreply 110March 17, 2023 5:59 PM

How cool would it be if it really were her??

by Anonymousreply 111March 17, 2023 7:03 PM

R111 With a face that ugly? I’d rather my daughter be dead.

by Anonymousreply 112March 17, 2023 7:10 PM

R111 I for one would really enjoy seeing Kate "our little girl's perfect genitals" McCann finding out her daughter is a Fatty McFug.

by Anonymousreply 113March 17, 2023 7:24 PM

This woman is not Madeleine McCann. Madeleine had a heart-shaped face, not a potato face.

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by Anonymousreply 114March 19, 2023 12:23 PM

This woman must be nuts. She doesn't look like she could be that child. See above^^.

by Anonymousreply 115March 19, 2023 12:35 PM

R89 - bloody hell, how does she not think she is related to her parents?! Literally like you merged their faces and made her!

by Anonymousreply 116March 19, 2023 12:35 PM

R116 Mental illness is how.

by Anonymousreply 117March 19, 2023 1:06 PM

So anyway - [bold]IS[/bold] she Madeleine McCann?

by Anonymousreply 118March 19, 2023 1:09 PM

R118 Even if she is, who cares now, she’ll be dead of convenient cancer by Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 119March 19, 2023 1:14 PM

[quote]How long is this DNA test going to take?

I figure I can stretch it out for eight episodes.


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