German prosecutors claimed that there is material evidence that Madeleine McCann, the missing UK girl who disappeared in 2007, is dead.
When Wolters was asked whether there is any material evidence that Madeleine died, he replied, "Yes."
Wolters refused to give any more details and said, "I can't say anything about what we have."
Earlier this year, Wolters told media outlets that he believed the girl was dead and identified convicted sex offender Christian Brueckner as the prime suspect in the case. Brueckner is currently serving a sentence on an unrelated charge of drug trafficking.
“All I can say is this [is] like a puzzle and there are many pieces that lead us to believe Christian B is responsible,” Wolters said.
Police broadcasted a televised appeal for information in June in the hope that members of the public might turn up evidence needed to bring charges in the McCann case. Since then, police in Britain and Germany have received “hundreds” of tips, Wolters said at the time.
“Our investigation has turned up some evidence that was reason enough for us to go to the public, but it is an open secret that our suspicions are not firm enough to issue an arrest warrant,” he said.