Madeleine McCann’s parents have denied they received a letter from German authorities stating that their daughter is dead.
In a statement released Tuesday on the Find Madeleine website, Kate and Gerry McCann said they have not received a letter regarding proof of their daughter’s death.
“The widely reported news that we have a received a letter from the German authorities that states there is evidence or proof that Madeleine is dead is FALSE,” the parents said in the statement.
“As we have stated many times before, we will not give a running commentary on the investigation – that is the job of the law enforcement agencies and we will support them in any way requested.”
The statement came after German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told UK newspapers he had sent the family a letter explaining German authorities believed Madeleine was dead but could not reveal the evidence.
Wolters said German police has “concrete evidence” that the missing British girl was murdered by Christian Brückner, a 43-year-old convicted sex offender.
“We have concrete evidence that our suspect has killed Madeleine and this means she is dead,” Wolters was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“I sympathise with the parents but if we reveal more details to them it might jeopardise the situation.”
He insisted his team had sent a letter to the McCanns.
“I’m not able to say whether the letter has reached the family or is still on the move,” Wolters told The Sun.
Madeleine McCann disappeared from the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz in 2007. She was three years old at the time of her disappearance.
This article originally appeared on Over60.