The investigation into the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann has taken an unusual turn, with reports authorities are investigating a clairvoyant’s claim that he knows where the toddler is buried.

McCann was three when she went missing in 2007 while holidaying with her family in Portugal.

The mystery has since captivated people around the world, with many wondering where the missing toddler could be.

Well-known clairvoyant Michael Schneider has now provided authorities with the exact coordinates where he believes her body will be found.

Though sceptics have been quick to dismiss the clairvoyant’s claims, German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters is open to pursuing it.

Wolters told local media that clairvoyants have been successfully used in past investigations.

Schneider said he is confident Maddie is buried about 10 kilometres away from where her family was holidaying in Praia da Luz.

“I do not give out such information lightly and without constantly questioning myself because I am very well aware of the responsibility of what I do,” Schneider told The Mirror.

Earlier this year, the team investigating the disappearance asked for more funding.

At the time, Wolters said they had “gathered new evidence that adds further to the case” they are building against their main suspect, Christian Brueckner.

“I’m afraid I cannot tell you what it is but it strengthens our work,” he told local media.

“I cannot disclose the type of evidence we have been given, it is not forensic I can tell you that, but it is new circumstantial evidence which all adds to the working theory that he is the man responsible.”

Brueckner is currently serving seven years in jail for a crime that took place two years before Maddie disappeared.

This article originally appeared on Over60.