Woman Who Claimed She Was Madeleine McCann Finally Gets DNA Test Results

A 21-year-old Polish woman who was convinced she was the missing Madeleine McCann has finally received her long-awaited DNA test results. Julia Wendell, sometimes referred to as Julia Wandelt, claimed she had many physical similarities to Madeleine and accused her parents of hiding her background from her, which they vigorously denied. Now, her DNA results have proven Wandell’s claims to be false, The Mirror reports.

  1. Julia Wandell is not Madeleine McCann. Instead, her DNA results reveal she is from Poland. She also has Romanian and Lithuanian heritage. However, there’s literally nothing linking her to missing Maddie in any way. “She is absolutely 100 percent from Poland,” Dr. Fia Johansson, a medium and private investigator, told RadarOnline. “She is a small percentage of Lithuanian and Russian but the test results show she is Polish.”
  2. Many people think what Julia has done is wrong. The idea that Julia Wendell was Madeleine McCann was ludicrous to most people for many reasons. In particular, the fact that she’s 21 and Madeleine would only be 19 was a big red flag. However, Dr. Johansson thinks ultimately, this was a good thing. “At least Julia got the investigators to move on the McCann case – she made things happen,” she claimed.
  3. Julia has insisted she wants nothing to do with her birth parents. Appearing on “Dr. Phil,” Julia said that her parents refused to assuage her suspicions about her origins and that she wants no contact with them no matter what happens. “If she is my mother, I don’t want to have contact with her that’s all, but I believe she isn’t my mother,” she said.
  4. Julia’s family released a statement that was read during the show. “Julia also has these photos, because she took them from the family home with the birth certificate, as well as numerous hospital discharges. 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. Threats to our address from Julia, her lies and manipulations, activity on the internet. We’ve seen it all and we’ve tried to prevent it, to explain, we’ve asked her to stop,” the statement, which was released in February, read. “Julia once wanted to be a singer, a model. She always wanted to be popular. What’s happening now she got one million followers. We’re afraid Julia will carry the inevitable. The internet won’t forget, and it’s obvious that Julia isn’t Maddie. We are devastated at this current situation.”

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.