Despite her own parents calling her allegations “lies and manipulation,” a Polish woman became an internet phenomenon when she claimed to be Madeleine McCann.
21-year-old Julia Wendell even made an appearance on the American talk show Dr. Phil where she claimed she first began to suspect she was Madeleine last June but offered no evidence.
According to Wendell’s parents, she made up the allegations and “it’s apparent she isn’t” the missing British girl.
Her true identity has now been established by DNA testing.
According to Radar Online, the DNA findings revealed that she was certainly of Polish descent, as her parents had asserted, and also had some Lithuanian and Romanian ancestry.
She is unquestionably from Poland, according to Dr. Fia Johansson, a private eye and psychic medium who has been working with Wendell.
The Polish woman was moved from Poland to the United States after receiving death threats, according to Dr. Johansson, who also noted that she has a minor amount of Lithuanian and Russian ancestry.
Dr. Johansson continued by saying that Wendell made the decision to return to Poland to be with her father after learning she is not Madeleine.
The woman’s family has not confirmed this.
Madeleine, a three-year-old from Rothley, Leicestershire, went missing in 2007 while on vacation with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal.