Polish police have reportedly ruled a woman claim’s out after she said she could possibly be missing British girl, Madeleine McCann.
According to the Gazeta News, police said they ruled out Julia Faustyna’s claims after her family made a statement earlier this week, refuting what she said. The family is said to have also handed over documentation to the Provincial Police Headquarters in Wrocław, including the woman’s birth certificate.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Faustyna posted on Instagram that her parents rarely talk about her childhood and have dismissed questions about her past. During the rare times they did talk about the past, Faustyna said their stories had inaccuracies.
Faustyna said she’s 21, but she isn’t certain if that is her exact age, since she reportedly hasn’t seen her birth certificate and doesn’t know if she was lied to. Madeleine, as of February 2023, would be 18 years old.
Family members, however, released a statement claiming that when Faustyna moved from her family home, she took her birth certificate, along with childhood photos, with her.
“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,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Faustyna says she will to court to find out the truth, 7 News AU reports. Psychic medium and private investigator Dr. Fia Johansson told the outlet that Faustyna is “not doing this for publicity,” despite her family’s statement claiming that she has aspirations to become a popular singer and model.
“Julia once wanted to be a singer, a model. She always wanted to be popular. What’s happening now she got one million followers. We’re afraid Julia will carry the inevitable. The internet won’t forget, and it’s obvious that Julia isn’t Maddie,” the family said. “We are devastated at this current situation. The family of Julia W.”
Johansson said Faustyna told her that she just wants to know the truth and has pleaded with her own parents to take a DNA test, but they allegedly refused.
“If they are not going to do it (of their own) free will, then we have to go to court,” Johansson said. “You know, we’re going to get the court order … to make them do it.”
Madeleine, 3 at the time, was vacationing with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007 when she vanished from her hotel room. Her parents had been dining a short distance away on the resort property while she slept in the room with her siblings.
Earlier this month Faustyna posted on Instagram that although she doesn’t remember much of her childhood, she has a recollection of a holiday memory, of being in “white-colored apartments.”
She said that the memory didn’t include any family members, but included seeing a beach and a “little bay as I can remember I saw [turtles] then and there were another children and they tried to touch small [turtles].”
“I do have a few memories. The earliest of these are vacations…But I completely don’t recall my mother being there, for example, or my stepfather, much less my dad,” she added, according to 7 News AU.
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[Featured image: Julia Faustyna/Instagram; Madeleine McCann/Family Handout]