On video: Britain is looking for information on a new suspect in the kidnapping of Madeleine McCann (Photo: Reuters, Editing: Tal Resnik)
A young woman from Poland who claimed to be the missing British girl Madeleine McCann, who was kidnapped in Portugal in 2007, is probably not the McCann girl, according to facial recognition analysis, according to a New York Post report Julia Faustina, 22, also known
as Julia Vandel Ojulia Vandelt, went viral on social media after publishing her claim.
According to Dvira, she was abused during her childhood by a German pedophile, who was the main suspect in the case of the disappearance from Cannes.
She also claimed that McCann's family contacted her to perform a DNA test to check the compatibility.
According to her, she also has the same eye defect as the missing toddler, and she resembles Madeleine's parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, the Daily Star Sunday reported in February.
Photos of Julia and Madeleine (photo: courtesy of those photographed)
Photos of Julia and Madeleine (photo: screenshot, Twitter)
Julia Wendel claims to be Madeleine McCann (Photo: Courtesy of those photographed)
Christian Bruckner, the suspect in Madeleine McCann's murder (photo: official website, -)
According to the Swiss newspaper "Blick", after the publication of Faustina's claims, the Swiss artificial intelligence company Ava-X ran her and Madeleine's photos in the facial recognition software using pupils and made a comparison between the two photos.
"It is impossible that the young Pole is Madeleine," said the founder of Ava-X, Christian Perlin.
He noted that while photos of Faustina from childhood and adulthood matched each other, comparing the photos of Faustina to Madeleine, no match was found.
"We couldn't find any match with Maddy's picture," added Perlin.
Ava-X's technology breaks down the image of a face into different parts and checks if the parts match other images in databases, Perlin explained.