Madeleine McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry say German cops have not sent letter saying she is dead
The parents of Madeleine McCann have said they have not received any news that their daughter is dead.
In a statement released on their website they said there had been no contact from German authorities telling them Maddy had died following her disappearance in 2007.
Kate and Gerry McCann say reports of a police letter claiming their daughter is dead are “false”.
The statement reads: “Since the recent police appeals regarding Madeleine’s disappearance there have been many inaccurate stories reported in the media.
“The widely reported news that we have a received a letter from the German authorities that states there is evidence or proof that Madeleine is dead is FALSE.
“Like many unsubstantiated stories in the media, this has caused unnecessary anxiety to friends and family and once again disrupted our lives.
“As we have stated many times before, we will not give a running commentary on the investigation- that is the job of the law enforcement agencies and we will support them in any way requested.
“Furthermore, we do not have a family spokesperson nor are we actively paying any lawyers.
“Any recent comments attributed in the media have not come from us unless they have been posted on our website. If there are important developments that can be made public, they will be issued through official police channels.”
Convicted peadophile Christian Brueckner has emerged as the prime suspect in the investigation.