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Cape Town man who says he discovered Madeleine McCann’s grave posts evidence on Youtube [video]
Posted by on Jul 9th, 2012

I didn’t post a story, but last week a Cape Town real estate developer, Stephen Birch, claimed he discovered the grave of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann and now he has posted a video on Youtube explaining his private investigation as well as including footage of his ‘covert operation’ where he staked out the house of one of the main suspects and then used an underground scanner to locate her possible remains under a concrete driveway.

Birch has stated that has spent half a million Rand of his money investigating the dissappearance of Maddie and it’s taken him 15 months to finally locate her remains and in his own words the scan is ‘overwhelming proof that an object lays buried beneath the Murat driveway and neccessitates that the Portugese police excavate the driveway immediately’.

Here’s the video.

The owner of the house is now apparently laying charges against Birch for trespassing.

I’m not quite sure what to make of Mr Birch hey…bizarre to see a South Africa involved in the disappearance of Maddie case and especially that he’s from Cape Town.

“It took four days using time-lapse cameras to determine the movement of the people and secondly to determine the pattern of where the dogs went. On some evenings the big dogs were in the front and small dogs were in the house. We had to get our timing right. It was a covert operation,” said Birch.

After filming the find and posting the video on internet website YouTube, Birch said he had been told that the suspect was consulting lawyers about the validity of the clip and whether he could prefer criminal charges.” [TimesLive]

What do you think? I’m not clued up on the legalities, but would this be enough for police to go and excavate that dude’s driveway?

Justin says:
July 07, 2012 at 11:02 am

Too many unanswered questions…. If he was so serious and sure, why not just get a spade and start digging in the middle of the night?

Joanna Kelly says:
July 07, 2012 at 11:02 am

I was thinking the exact same, and if I was the owner of the house I would have dug the hole myself to prove him wrong. Wonder what’s so difficult about digging a hole?

Random says:
July 07, 2012 at 11:02 am

He’s a nut case!!! And known for it… Think its very weird that he is obsessed with case. Will eat my shoe if this turns out to be true.

lorraine says:
July 07, 2012 at 11:02 am

I am in the middle of reading the upgraded version of Kate McCanns book and it is phenomenal what that family have had to put up with. They still get masses of mail daily from well wishers, physics, investigators and nutters (lots of whom wish their family harm). After reading their ongoing story, in a way I wish that a body could be found. That way at least they could get on with mouring Maddies loss, instead of the continual rays of hope and then deep lows that follow when it turns out not to be her. I am sure that this mans “investigations” will be looked into, but from what I have heard about him, unfortunately, he falls under the category of “nutters”.

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