MADELEINE MCCANN'S disappearance could be solved in the next few months according to investigators in Germany.
The prosecutor leading the probe into Christian Bruckner - a German man who became a prime suspect in the case just under a year ago - claimed that in light of new evidence, the case could be concluded.
It's understood that information has been recently passed to police containing the location in which Madeleine's body has been buried.
"We have found a lot more pieces of the puzzle, but I cannot reveal what they are, said prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters.
"We hope we can solve the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, although this will take several months.
"We are making progress and have the same number of investigators working on the case, but we don't yet have enough to charge the suspect.
"There is no time limit to our investigation, but we won't keep it going forever," he added.
Police across Europe have been trying to discover the fate of Madeleine ever since she went missing from a holiday resort in Praia da Luz, Portugal in May 2007, just a few days before she turned four.
Madeleine's family, who paid tribute to her earlier this year on what would have been her 18th birthday, are still holding out hope that she's alive and will one day come home.
Brueckner, a convicted paedophile, was living in a camper van close to Praia da Luz when Madeleine disappeared.
He was also convicted of raping Irish woman Hazel Behan, then 20, in her Algarve apartment in 2004.