A Polish woman who believes she’s the missing British girl Madeleine McCann is not the same person who was abducted in Portugal in 2007, results of a DNA test concluded.
Due to their similar age and appearance, Julia Faustyna, 21, has been asserting on Instagram and TikTok that she could be McCann, who vanished from a family vacation more than ten years ago.
A private eye working with Faustyna, Fia Johansson, disclosed the findings late on Monday.
She is unquestionably from Poland, according to Johansson, who spoke to RadarOnline.com.
She has a trace amount of Lithuanian and Russian ancestry, but Polish is what the test results indicate.
In an effort to establish her Madeleine-ness, Faustyna went to great lengths, providing samples for three different forensic analyses to determine her DNA sequence and a 23andMe-style genetic test to determine her ancestry.
During a recent appearance on “Dr. Phil,” she reiterated her denial of her parents’ accusations that she had stolen her own birth certificate and early photographs in order to conceal her true identity.
It was “obvious that Julia isn’t Maddie,” according to Faustyna’s parents, who maintain they are the woman’s biological family, in a written statement read aloud during the program.
“For us as a family it is obvious Julia is our daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and step niece. We have memories, we have pictures,” they said. “Julia also has these photos because she took them from the family home with the birth certificate, as well as numerous hospital discharges.”
Faustyna, who initially made her claims on Instagram and TikTok, refuted her family’s story and claimed that her mother would always change the subject whenever Faustyna questioned her birth or ancestry.
She admitted to Dr. Phil that she has few memories of her childhood and has never seen a picture of her mother while pregnant.
She recalled that the first six pages of her Polish children’s health book, which is given to every child in the nation, are also strangely blank.
Faustyna has made an effort to support her position on social media by drawing attention to physical similarities between Madeleine and herself, including a brown spot on each girl’s right eye.
According to recent reports, police looking into Madeleine’s disappearance have spent about $16 million on Operation Grange since 2011 and are anticipating receiving $370,000 in new funding for the investigation into what happened to the abducted young girl.
Faustyna, also known as Julia Wendell or Julia Wandelt in some reports, previously declared that even if the ancestry and DNA results showed that she is not Madeleine, she would still not want contact with her Polish family.
She stated, “If she is my mother, I don’t want to have contact with her at all, but I don’t think she is,”