MADELEINE McCann detectives are reportedly searching 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, stories the Day by day Mirror.
It’s thought he was holed up in a camper van close to a distant reservoir 9 miles from Praia da Luz.
No less than one previous affiliate of Christian B, 43, has been quizzed about Madeleine’s disappearance by German police in Portugal.
A supply instructed 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 yr later and despatched to a Dutch newspaper are stated to determine a reservoir as Madeleine’s “closing resting place”.
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Brit Kit Thackeray has lived next to the reservoir for more than 30 years.
He told the Mirror: “There were Germans living in campers all around here in the early 2000s. He could be anywhere now.”
The area was searched days after the girl disappeared but local news reports said police spent only two hours there.
No police divers ever searched the water.