The items found by police while searching for new evidence in the Madeleine McCann case are said to have yielded no new leads, according to sources.
According to reports, German prosecutors have encountered a “roadblock”.
Police have spent the last two weeks analyzing items found during searches in the Barragem do Arade reservoir in Portugal, 30 miles from where Madeleine went missing.
Prosecutor Christian Wolters said that the individual items seized during the searches would be evaluated in the coming days and weeks.
So far, none of the items have been linked to the investigation into the missing girl’s disappearance.
The Materials were later sent to Germany for testing.
After German prosecutors received “certain tips” about the case, police were given the green light to search the area.
The act took place at the request of German investigators, who assume that the suspect, the convicted sex offender Christian Brückner, kidnapped and murdered the young person.
A source told The Sun Online: “Unfortunately, it increasingly looks like the search for the reservoir is not yielding any answers or new leads.”
“It’s too strong to say it was a waste of time, but obviously the officials are very disappointed.”
They added, “It feels like some kind of hurdle has been hit.” However, there are still some items to be checked and the police team will continue to work hard.”
Investigators spent three days searching the reservoir near Praia da Luz that Christian B, 46, once called his “little paradise”.
Maddie was just three years old when she disappeared from her holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007.
German police are confident Christian B, who has been named as the prime suspect in Maddie’s disappearance in 2020, is her husband.
Christian B is currently serving a seven-year sentence for raping a pensioner in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz in 2005.
He was charged with three counts of aggravated rape and two counts of child sexual abuse in alleged offenses spanning a 17-year period between 2000 and 2017.
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