Girl claiming to be Madeleine McCann's next steps revealed after getting DNA results

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By Asiya Ali

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The woman who claimed that she could be Madeleine McCann has revealed her next steps after DNA results showed that she is not the missing British girl.

A 21-year-old Polish woman named Julia shot to internet fame after starting an Instagram account showcasing comparison pictures of herself and the missing girl.

On May 3, 2007, three-year-old Madeleine mysteriously disappeared from a vacation apartment in Portugal while her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were at a nearby restaurant.

Despite expansive searches from Portuguese law enforcement and appeals in the following years, there has been no trace of Maddie's whereabouts.

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Madeleine McCann. Credit: Independent / Alamy

Before shutting down her social media accounts, Julia made some bold claims, writing that she has specific features that link her to Maddie such as a speck on her eye. The claims led to her garnering millions of followers on social media.

Julia has since traveled to the US for "safety" from online death threats and submitted samples for three separate forensic tests to establish her DNA sequence with the help of Dr. Fia Johansson - a private investigator and self-professed psychic.

While she was waiting for the results, she made her first TV appearance with Dr. Phil, where she discussed her resemblance to the missing child, as well as her mother's alleged refusal to discuss her childhood.

Dr.Phil then went on to discuss her parents and asked: "Your mother - the people that raised you - maintains that she is your biological mother, that she gave birth to you, right?"

"She said, yes. My mother, when I asked her for DNA [test] - before this whole situation - when I asked her for some pictures from her pregnancy, some childhood pictures, like me at three or four, she refused and didn't want to," she answered.

Now, after the DNA test results revealed that Julia is not Madeleine McCann, Dr. Johansson took to her Instagram to discuss the outcome of the test.

"Julia’s test results are back. We finally know the reality," her spokeswoman wrote. "Although it is impossible to tell for sure without the parent’s DNA results on either side, the test results speak to the origins of Julia’s root."

"The test results revealed that she is 100% of Polish heart, with negligible influence from Lithuania, and Russia," she went on. "The DNA test results did not show any connection to British or even German roots."

The psychic medium said her story was "much more complicated than a simple girl from a small town in Poland making a claim to get attention".

"She truly believed what she was saying, and with so many questions about her childhood it is easy to understand where she was coming (from)," she added.

As for her next steps, the medium says Julia will go back to her father in Poland, before adding that she had done an emotional interview with the young woman over her supposedly troubled childhood. She did not disclose when said interview would be released.

Featured image credit: David Sandison / Alamy

Girl claiming to be Madeleine McCann's next steps revealed after getting DNA results

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By Asiya Ali

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The woman who claimed that she could be Madeleine McCann has revealed her next steps after DNA results showed that she is not the missing British girl.

A 21-year-old Polish woman named Julia shot to internet fame after starting an Instagram account showcasing comparison pictures of herself and the missing girl.

On May 3, 2007, three-year-old Madeleine mysteriously disappeared from a vacation apartment in Portugal while her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were at a nearby restaurant.

Despite expansive searches from Portuguese law enforcement and appeals in the following years, there has been no trace of Maddie's whereabouts.

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Madeleine McCann. Credit: Independent / Alamy

Before shutting down her social media accounts, Julia made some bold claims, writing that she has specific features that link her to Maddie such as a speck on her eye. The claims led to her garnering millions of followers on social media.

Julia has since traveled to the US for "safety" from online death threats and submitted samples for three separate forensic tests to establish her DNA sequence with the help of Dr. Fia Johansson - a private investigator and self-professed psychic.

While she was waiting for the results, she made her first TV appearance with Dr. Phil, where she discussed her resemblance to the missing child, as well as her mother's alleged refusal to discuss her childhood.

Dr.Phil then went on to discuss her parents and asked: "Your mother - the people that raised you - maintains that she is your biological mother, that she gave birth to you, right?"

"She said, yes. My mother, when I asked her for DNA [test] - before this whole situation - when I asked her for some pictures from her pregnancy, some childhood pictures, like me at three or four, she refused and didn't want to," she answered.

Now, after the DNA test results revealed that Julia is not Madeleine McCann, Dr. Johansson took to her Instagram to discuss the outcome of the test.

"Julia’s test results are back. We finally know the reality," her spokeswoman wrote. "Although it is impossible to tell for sure without the parent’s DNA results on either side, the test results speak to the origins of Julia’s root."

"The test results revealed that she is 100% of Polish heart, with negligible influence from Lithuania, and Russia," she went on. "The DNA test results did not show any connection to British or even German roots."

The psychic medium said her story was "much more complicated than a simple girl from a small town in Poland making a claim to get attention".

"She truly believed what she was saying, and with so many questions about her childhood it is easy to understand where she was coming (from)," she added.

As for her next steps, the medium says Julia will go back to her father in Poland, before adding that she had done an emotional interview with the young woman over her supposedly troubled childhood. She did not disclose when said interview would be released.

Featured image credit: David Sandison / Alamy