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Adam Cailler & Sarah Vesty

Woman who thinks she's Madeleine McCann to have DNA matched against missing child

The DNA of a woman who believes she is Madeleine McCann is being compared to that of the British youngster who vanished on holiday in Portugal in 2007. The private investigator helping Julie Wendell says the 21-year-old is currently waiting for the test results from three samples as well as a genetic test.

Dr Fia Johansson, who also works as a medium, is helping the Polish national learn her true identity and has kept the world informed on developments via Instagram, the Daily Star reports. And in her latest Instagram Live - which went on for around 40 minutes - she appeared certain that she will be able to use the DNA test results to see if she is actually the daughter of Gerry and Kate McCann.

She said: "A lot of you ask why Kate and Gerry (are not involved). There is no need - Madeleine McCann's DNA is already there. They don't need to get involved with media press.

"When the DNA test coming, which I am really badly waiting for and checking every day the status of it, we will match with a DNA test of (Madeleine) McCann. [She could also match] anyone else out there that is looking for their kid that may [be] missing at that time."

Julia has been in the United States - reportedly staying with Dr Johansson - for the last few weeks while the DNA tests were carried out. During the testing, where her blood was also looked into, doctors found worrying signs that she could actually have Leukaemia.

Julie has had her DNA compared to that of the missing child (Instagram: @persianmedium)

Sharing the details with the permission of the 21-year-old last week, she said: "We are still waiting on the result of DNA testing that will show us exactly what Julia's ethnic background is and what country she and her true family are from.

"These kinds of tests are very accurate. Of course, depending on the result of that we will continue our investigation to see if Julia could be Madeleine or another missing person.

"She has had a neglected childhood and suffered much abuse - her health is very poor, she has bad asthma and she suffers lots of pain in her bones."

Those tests are due back this week, it was also claimed during the lengthy Instagram Live rant.

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