“He should allow excavations at the site”
Stephen Birch, the South African that guarantees to have found
indicia that Madeleine McCann is buried in Robert
Murat's garden, challenges the Briton: “If he has
nothing to fear, he should allow the place to be
In statements made to Correio da Manha, Birch ensures that, after
hole is made in the terrain, “everything would be
“That would clear all doubts”, argues the South African, that by
means of a georadar machine detected variations in the
subsoil in an area of Murat's garden, in Praia da Luz.
The place is, according to Birch, in “the area of a
cement pavement, that was added after the child's
disappearance” in May 2007.
The challenge made by the South African businessman comes after the
McCann family's lawyer defended that the authorities
should investigate the leads provided by Birch. “The
family does not investigate. What the family expects is
for the police to take a position on this matter, to
verify the site," said the lawyer Rogerio Alves, who
defends Kate and Gerry McCann, to CM.
Meanwhile, to substantiate his theory, Stephen Birch uploaded a
video where he
appears analysing, with the georadar, the terrain of
Murat's villa in Praia da Luz. The businessman shows, in
the divulged footage, the results obtained by his
private investigation and explains what led him to
conclude that Maddie is buried in that garden. In the
video he shows an image obtained with the georadar at
the terrain “where it is clear that there is a cavity,
bellow the driveway, and in that cavity is an object”.
The “image shows that the soil was disturbed with a
My name is Stephen Birch.
I’ve conducted my own independent investigation into the
disappearance of Madeleine McCann who disappeared from
Praia da Luz on the 3rd of May, 2007. I travelled to
Praia da Luz with my team and from the 16th of June to
the 28th of June conducted surveillance of the property
known as Casa Liana (SIC) and owned by Jenny Murat.
Portuguese and British police initially searched the
property known as Casa Liana (SIC) but were unsuccessful
in finding the infant’s remains.
Entering the property and using a ground-penetrating
Malå machine I established that the infant was buried
approximately 500mm below the surface of the
newly-constructed driveway and next to a row of uneven
This is the most significant scan taken below the Murat
driveway. The top left-hand corner of the scan indicates
that it was taken at nine minutes past five and six
seconds. The horizontal scale indicates the movement of
the machine across the ground in metres. Whereas the
vertical scale shows the depth at which the objects are
located beneath the ground. Clearly evident in this scan
are three parabola; 1, 2 and 3 which indicate that a
cavity exists below the driveway and an object is
located within that cavity. You will note that the
horizontal lines are broken up and are not parallel with
each other. The entire picture indicates that the ground
below surface level was disturbed using a spade. This
scan is overwhelming proof that an object lays buried
below the Murat driveway and necessitates that the
Portuguese Police excavate the driveway immediately.
Due to the fact that I trespassed on private property
and was unable to dig through the driveway having a hard
sub-base, I had no option but to release this footage on
my return to Cape Town, South Africa. I’m asking the
Portuguese Police to immediately obtain a search
warrant, excavate the rear driveway and exhume the
Today when I checked this Youtube video out these
comments were posted, which Stephen Birch or someone
connected to that account has now removed.