“This story is much more complicated than a simple girl from a small town in Poland making a claim to get attention,” Dr Johansson continued.
“She truly believed what she was saying, and with so many questions about her childhood it is easy to understand where she was coming from.”
It's been a mystery that's enthralled the world for over 15 years, with everyone wanting the answer to this one question: where is Madeleine McCann?
Therefore, it was no suprise that Julia gained worldwide attention by simply creating an Instagram account with the handle @iammadeleinemccan and a bio that read, "Help me, I need to talk with Kate and Gerry McCann."
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Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry, have never stopped looking for their eldest child, and their persistence to be reunited with Maddie has resulted in 'Madeleine McCann' being a household name, with no other missing child case being as widely known or reported on.
But this hasn't lead to results, sadly, as Maddie has never been found - dead or alive - and no tangible leads have ever been discovered. If she is alive, she would be 19 years old today.
Julia is 21-years-old but believed her age could be wrong as other clues linked up to her true identity being that of the Madeleine.
Julia said she became suspicious after hearing "something" from her grandmother. That with other 'evidence' including the same freckle on her leg and a speck in her eye in the same place as Madeleine, led her to believe she was the missing toddler.
Julia originally took to Instagram and pleaded to get a DNA test done with the McCann family after local authorities refused to act.
“I called my local police, Capital city police, the MET police, Portugal police and Crimestoppers. A few months ago I talked with Operation Grange, too,” Julia told The Tab.
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Julia also said that she attempted to make contact with the McCann family.
No formal statement about Julia's claims have been ever made by the family, but they have previously stated that they're willing to explore all leads in the search for Madeleine.