Madeleine McCann

The woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann has hit back at Polish police after they “ruled out” her version of events to be “true”.

Due to similarities in age and appearance, Polish woman Julia Faustyna, also known as Julia Wednlet, has been alleging on Instagram and TikTok that she is the child who vanished from a family vacation in Portugal in 2007. As a consequence, she has amassed tens of thousands of followers on both platforms under the handle @iammadeleinemccann.

Kate and Gerry McCann have consented to a DNA test, according to Ms. Faustyna, who has stated that she does not “remember most of my childhood.” She claims that discrepancies in her childhood led her to believe she was kidnapped as a child, and that she has a spot in her right eye and a beauty mark on her face that are similar to Madeleine McCann’s.

Pawel Noga of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Wroclaw told Polish news outlet Gazeta over the weekend that authorities have “ruled out” Ms. Faustyna’s version of events being “true,” according to the English translation of the report.

Ms. Faustyna and her “spokesperson,” psychic medium and private investigator Dr. Fia Johansson, refuted the officer’s statement in a 15-minute Instagram video.

Dr. Johansson stated that “no police personnel in Poland have stated that she (Julia) is or is not Madeleine McCann” and that the allegations are “all lies.”

Julie Faustyna and her ‘spokesperson’ Dr Fia Johansson. Picture: Instagram

She stated that the pair’s intention was also to “force” Ms. Faustyna’s mother to submit to a DNA test.

Internet users have also theorised that Ms Faustyna is the six-year-old Swiss girl Livia Schepp, who vanished in 2011 along with her twin sister Alessia.

“Julia is very accepting of the possibility that she may be another missing child, and they hope to conduct a DNA test with her family,” Dr. Johansson told The Sun last week.

“I’ve discussed this with her, and she is receptive to the possibility that she could be any missing child, not just Madeleine. Julia desires to know the truth about her identity.

“One of the reasons she made the association between herself and Madeleine is because one of the suspects in Madeleine’s case resembles a man she claims abused her as a child.

“However, the same individual could be linked to Madeleine and other missing children; this is how child predators and traffickers operate.”

“Julia has submitted to a DNA test, and we are investigating whether it is possible to compare her DNA to that of Livia, who has gone missing.

“We are investigating all possibilities at this stage.”


In Poland, Ms. Faustyna’s family has expressed their “devastation” at her claims.

“It’s evident to us as a family that Julia is our daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and stepniece. We have recollections and photographs,” the family said in a Facebook post via the Polish organisation Missing Years Ago.

“Julia also possesses these photographs, as she removed them from the family residence along with the birth certificate and numerous hospital discharges.

“We endeavoured to comprehend every circumstance involving Julia. Numerous therapies, medications, psychologists, and psychiatrists were guaranteed for Julia. She was not abandoned.

“Threats to our residence from Julia, her falsehoods and manipulations, as well as internet activity. We’ve seen it all and attempted to prevent it; we’ve asked her to cease.”

Ms. Faustyna’s family hinted at her motivations by writing that she “always desired to be popular.”

But, Dr Johansson urged the family to consider a DNA test, and to “get in touch with us directly so we can discuss the case with them rather than releasing statements online”.

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