Polish police dispute Julia Wendell's claims she is Madeleine McCann 3 months ago

Polish police dispute Julia Wendell's claims she is Madeleine McCann

Wendell's family have also spoken out about her claims.

Earlier this month, Julia Wendell spoke out on social media and told her followers that she may be missing British girl Madeleine McCann, garnering waves of attention online.


However, according to Global News, Polish police have reportedly shut down the claims and do not believe she is the missing girl.

A translation verified by the outlet from Polish publication Gazeta says officers at the Provincial Police Headquarters in Wroclaw met with Julia's family last week and that they ruled out her claims following this meeting.

Meanwhile, Julia's family told the Polish charity Missing Years Ago that the young woman is not Maddie.

"We would like to take a stance on Julia's case, which has spread the Internet and media in many countries in recent days. For us, as a family, it is obvious that Julia is our daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and step-niece," they said.


Her family also confirmed they have pictures of Julia from her childhood.

"We always tried to understand all situations that happened with Julia. Numerous therapies, medicines, psychologists, and psychiatrists - Julia had it all guaranteed. She wasn't left alone," the family added.

They also said they have been threatened since Julia claimed she may be Madeleine and that they have done everything they could to stop the young woman from making these claims, but she has refused.


"We always tried to help her get back on her feet. Julia has been of age for several years," the family's statement reads.

"She refuses treatment and also doesn't take medicines regularly. She also did not take advantage of the treatment opportunity at a very good center in Poland, which agreed to accept her."

Her family also stressed: "It's obvious that Julia isn't Maddie," adding that they are devastated by the current situation.