MADELEINE McCann detectives are reportedly looking a second German drifter who lived in a campervan within the Algarve on the time she vanished.
The person is believed to be an ex-pal of rapist Christian B suspected of abducting and murdering the three-year-old in 2007.
Officers are understood to be treating him as a witness and never a suspect, studies the Every day Mirror.
It’s thought he was holed up in a camper van close to a distant reservoir 9 miles from Praia da Luz.
A minimum of one previous affiliate of Christian B, 43, has been quizzed about Madeleine’s disappearance by German police in Portugal.
A supply informed the Mirror: “They didn’t appear to know his identify.
“They stated he might have stayed up at Barragem da Bravura.
“My pals and I don’t recall Christian hanging on the market however he was fairly personal.”
Mysterious notes left on the resort in Praia da Luz a 12 months later and despatched to a Dutch newspaper are stated to determine a reservoir as Madeleine’s “closing resting place”.
Brit Equipment Thackeray has lived subsequent to the reservoir for greater than 30 years.
He informed the Mirror: “There have been Germans residing in campers throughout right here within the early 2000s. He may very well be anyplace now.”
The world was searched days after the lady disappeared however native information studies stated police spent solely two hours there.
No police divers ever searched the water.