The Polish woman who thought she might be missing British toddler Madeleine McCann apparently is not.
The announcement came from psychic social media influencer Fia Johannson, who once predicted that McCann was still alive, on her Instagram page. Johannson said that the DNA test results for Julia Faustyna, also known as Julia Wendell, had come back and that “we finally know the reality.”
“Although it is impossible to tell for sure without the parents’ DNA results on either side, the test results speak to the origins of Julia’s root,” the celebrity psychic wrote. “The test results reveal that she is a 100% of Polish heart, with negligible influence from Lithuania, and Russia.”
“The DNA test results did not show any connection to British or even German roots.”
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DNA test results cannot determine a person’s nationality but can show generally where one’s ancestors originated and how they traveled. Within that light, the results show Faustyna’s near ancestors to be from Eastern Europe and not at all Western Europe. Johannson is right, however, that the only way DNA could prove or disprove Faustyna claims is by comparing it to samples from either her own parents or McCann’s, and neither set of parents did so.
The McCanns, however, are not believed to have Eastern European ancestry.
Madeleine McCann was 3 years old when she disappeared from a Portuguese resort where her family was vacationing in May 2007. Investigators have named Christian Brueckner, a German national who was known to be in the area of the resort in 2007, as a suspect in her disappearance, but he has not been charged. He is currently serving a sentence in Germany for raping an elderly American tourist in 2005.
Faustyna, 21, began posting on social media that she believed she could be the missing toddler in February, saying that her childhood is a blur and her family has not been forthcoming about her origins. But her family says that there are photographs and a birth certificate, which Faustyna took with her when she moved out of the home. Polish police said they looked into the claims and came away confident that Faustyna is not Madeleine McCann.
Johannson said in her Instagram post that Faustyna “truly believed what she was saying” and that it was “easy to understand where she was coming from.” Faustyna, who came to the United States with Johannson to submit her DNA for testing, has now gone back to Poland, the psychic said, “to be back with her dad.”
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[Featured image: Jula Faustyna/Instagram and Madeleine McCann/handout]