Julia Faustyna: Madeleine McCann's family breaks silence after DNA results reveal Polish woman claiming to be missing girl is not

Polish woman Julia Faustyna undertook a DNA test after claiming to be long-missing British girl Madeleine McCann.
Polish woman Julia Faustyna undertook a DNA test after claiming to be long-missing British girl Madeleine McCann. Photo credit: Supplied & Dr. Phil.

The parents of Madeleine McCann have broken their silence after the Polish woman claiming to be the missing British girl received DNA results proving she wasn't. 

Julia Faustyna, 22, who is also known as Julia Wendell and Julia Wandelt, gained worldwide attention after claiming she is the missing girl who disappeared during a family holiday in Portugal in 2007.

Last month, Faustyna submitted samples for three forensic tests to determine whether she has any ties to the McCann family ancestry.

Those results came back and proved she is not the missing British girl. 

"Julia's test results are back. We finally know the reality," Fia Johansson, a psychic social media star who offered to represent Faustyna as a spokesperson during her quest for answers, said in a statement posted to Instagram. 

"The test results revealed that she is 100 percent of Polish heart, with negligible influence from Lithuania and Russia. The DNA test results did not show any connection to British or even German roots."

The McCann family have now released a statement in response to the news. 

"There isn't anything to report at this time," a spokesman for Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann said.

"If and when there is, it will come from the Metropolitan Police."

Faustyna amassed tens of thousands of followers on her now-delated Instagram account, @iammadeleinemccann, as a result of the speculation, with many people critical of her.  

Johansson said Faustyna's story is more complicated than a "simple girl" from a small town in Poland making a "claim to get attention". 

"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," Johansson said.

"What is amazing is the parent's refusal to resolve this nagging question for Julia. A simple DNA test by the parents would have resolved many questions for Julia. In any case, upon the revelation, she decided to be back with her dad. I personally wish her well." 

McCann went missing from her family's holiday apartment in Portugal's Algarve in 2007.

Despite several extensive police investigations, which gained worldwide attention, very little information has been recovered about what happened to her after her abduction.