A FACIAL expert has said they have proof that the woman who believes she is Madeleine McCann is not the missing teen.
Julia Wendell, 21, controversially claimed she was missing Maddie on social media, who was last seen on a family holiday in Portugal in 2007.
Julia believed she could be Maddie as she had similar facial features, suffered an abusive childhood and questioned her parentage.
The 21-year-old Polish woman is awaiting results from three DNA samples and a genetic test after she drew similarities between her face and Madeleine’s.
But Swiss company Ava-X, disputed her claims using technology that helps cops identify missing people and unite them with their families.
Ava-X boss Christian Fehrlin told Blick: “It’s practically impossible for the young Pole to be Maddie.”
Read More in News
Fehrlin said he was 90 per cent that Maddie and Julia are different people.
Among Julia’s evidence is her claim that she looks similar to e-fits predicting what Madeleine would look like today, at age 19, and members of the McCann family.
She also says they both have the same rare eye condition – a coloboma in her right eye, which makes the pupil appear misshapen when part of the tissue is missing.
However, parents Kate and Gerry McCann have not commented on Julia’s claims.
Madeleine McCann was three, nearly four, when she went missing from her family’s apartment on holiday in Portugal on May 3, 2007.
Her parents, Gerry and Kate, had left her sleeping with her siblings while they had dinner at the hotel’s restaurant – only realising at about 10pm that she was gone.
The case is now being investigated by California-based private detective and psychic medium Dr. Fia Johansson who said Julia felt “terrified” and “unsafe” after receiving threats and vile sexual messages from online haters.
Dr. Johansson flew to Poland in early March where she revealed she had spoken to Julia’s doctors, school friends and Polish police about the case and believes there are a lot of “unanswered questions”.
However, as Julia continued to be barraged with threats – with one message even claiming there was a 30,000 euro bounty on her head – Dr. Johansson believed she was no longer safe in Poland and flew her back to the States
Dr Johnasson told The Sun: “My number one priority has always been Julia’s safety.
“The haters have been attacking Julia since she came forward.
“The situation in Poland is she has nobody. Her family won’t talk to her.
“Julia has never said, ‘I am Madeleine McCann’. She has lots of questions about her past and she asked for help. We are open to all possibilities.
“Having spent time with Julia and investigating this I do not think she is lying or making things up for followers, everything she says appears to be real.
Read More on The Sun
“We have asked her family for a DNA test but her mother blocked her and they refused to even take our calls.
“We can’t get a court order to force them to because there is a law against it in Poland.”