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Polish woman claiming to be Maddie McCann 'definitely trafficked to Poland' as DNA test submitted

Julia's spokesperson has said she is definitely not her Polish parent's biological daughter

Kate and Gerry McCann hold up a picture of Madeleine during a press conference in 2007
Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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A Polish woman who has received attention following claims that she could be the missing teenager Madeleine McCann has submitted her DNA test – with her spokesperson claiming that she was "definitely trafficked" to Poland. 

Speaking to Radar Online, Dr Fia Johansson, a private investigator and medium, said: "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. We have a lot of evidence right now that shows Julia was definitely trafficked to Poland from another country by an international sex trafficking group."

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She added: "We are still conducting an investigation but Julia is definitely not the biological daughter of her parents in Poland." 

Fia also explained that should her ancestry come from Kate and Gerry McCann's region of the UK, she will send the information to Portuguese investigators. 

A likeness of what missing child Madeleine McCann would look like aged six© Getty
A likeness of what missing child Madeleine McCann would look like aged six

This news comes in contrast to Julia's family's own statement, which was shared via a Polish Missing Persons charity, Zaginieni przed laty. Translated, it reads: "For us as a family it is obvious that Julia is our daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and step niece. We have memories, we have pictures. Julia also has these photos, because she took them from the family home with the birth certificate, as well as numerous hospital discharges."

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They went on to explain that they had offered Julia therapists, medicine and support over the years, adding: "Julia once wanted to be a singer, a model. She always wanted to be popular. What's happening now is she [has] 1 million followers… We are devastated at this current situation."

Madeleine McCann went missing when she was three© Getty
Madeleine McCann went missing when she was three

Julia sent a message to Gerry and Kate via Radar Online, saying: "I really believe that I can be Madeleine, your daughter, but if I’m not then I’m over 100 per cent sure that the person who abused me is involved." 

She continued: "If I’m not Madeleine McCann, I know that I can open this case again. I tried to talk to many authorities back in 2022. I talked with the embassy in Poland, Portugal, England… Interpol, Polish police, and Portuguese police and no one listened to me." 

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