Madeleine McCann suspect, Christian Brueckner has been cleared of the rape and murder of 11-year-old girl.
According to Mirror, Claudia Ruf was kidnapped from Grevenbroich, Germany, in 1996, while walking her neighbour’s dog.
Her partly burned body was found around 40 miles from the town.
Police investigating the possible involvement of prime Maddie suspect Brueckner today ruled him out as a suspect.
A police spokesman told German newspaper Bild: “After comparing the information obtained, it can be said that Christian B was not in Grevenbroich at the time in the case of Claudia Ruf.
“In addition, a DNA comparison is said to have been negative.”
DNA tests were carried out on hundreds of men in the German town last year in a desperate hope for a lead in the case.
It is likely to take until the end of this year to complete screenings on the 2,400 samples.
German prosecutors believe Brueckner, 43, is the man responsible for the disappearance of Madeline McCann in 2007.
They say a phone belonging to the career criminal was allegedly used in the vicinity of the Portugal resort at the time of her disappearance.
But Fulscher – who was hired by Brueckner two months ago – says he is is yet to be presented with evidence of the phone call by detectives.
He also claimed that even if it was made by Brueckner it doesn’t prove he is guilty.
“You can’t say because of the fact that this cell phone was logged to this tower that he was standing near to the apartment of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance,” Mr Fulscher told 9News.
“He could have been 20 kilometres away.”