A Polish woman who believes she may be missing British girl Madeleine McCann claims the family has agreed to do a DNA test.
Kate and Gerry McCann have approached Julia Faustyna to take a DNA test to see if her genes match that of their missing daughter, who was three years old when she was abducted from a Portugal apartment bedroom in 2007, a source told The Daily Beast this week.
Faustyna, who has also been referred to as Julia Wandelt and Julia Wendell, has recently become an internet sensation after claiming that she has evidence that she “could be Madeleine.”
Many of Faustyna’s Instagram posts document side-by-side comparisons between herself and the McCanns.
“I have similar eyes, shape of face, ears, lips, I had the gap between the teeth,” she wrote in a post. “I need to know the truth. I need dna test and I need to talk with Madeleine’s parents. Help me!”
Faustyna showed pictures of herself with the same eye imperfection that McCann had in photos of her. When McCann went missing, a coloboma abnormality in her right eye was used as a major identifying feature.
Faustyna has also shared a police sketch of the man witnesses saw carrying a child on the resort the night Madeleine disappeared.
“I recognize this person..it looks very similar to my abuser [sic],” she wrote.
The 21-year-old did not elaborate on what kind of abuse she may have suffered in reference to being preyed on by a “German pedophile.”
Faustyna says she learned about McCann’s case from her grandmother a few months ago.
She also claims that she does not remember most of her early life except holidays in hot places with white-colored apartments.
Though Faustyna is legally 21, she is not sure about her age and has never seen her birth certificate. If alive, Madeleine would be 19 years old.
Francisco Marco, a private detective linked to the Madeleine McCann case, has broken his silence over Faustyna’s claims.
By Jane Nguyen