One thing that we have to keep in mind when debunking the “Body Disposal Theories” is that, at least I sometimes forget it, we’re dealing with one of the Tapas.
There’s no fake abductor.
Thus all rationale linked with whatever an abductor might think or act is totally irrelevant and misplaced.
We must focus exclusively on what a person wanting to hide the body of a four year old would do or want to do, on his possibilities and on his limitations.
“The Stroller” has a clear intent of making himself be seen, whilst “The Undertaker”, who is the same man, that was seen in the same time and place, wants exactly the opposite.
That alone, proves that there was no such a character, as that man, as I’ve explained in detail, is proven to want to be seen, but we shall proceed.
Its clear then that under this assumption, that “The Undertaker” can only be one person: Gerry McCann.
He's the only one that is Tapas and fits the Smith’s description. I’m not saying, YET, that that man is Gerry McCann. What I’m saying is that IF that man was disposing Maddie’s body, than yes, that man IS Gerry McCann.
The other men in the group have distinct hair characteristics that would be pointed up by the family’s various statements.
You might think that I’m almost throwing here a “Kate McCann’s Red Herring”.
You know that I think that there was NO body, so, apparently, what I’ve just said is that since there is no body that man isn’t Gerry, which proves then that man is Gerry after all.
What is important is that you understand why I, on this post and from now on, will no longer refer to “The Stroller”/”The Undertaker”, but to that man as the only man he can be: Gerry McCann.
That cleared up, let’s concentrate on the hiding of Maddie’s body by burying it in the beach sand.
Just the thought makes the whole thing seem ridiculous. But, as I’ve said before, almost absurd does not mean impossible. It only means highly unlikely. Only the absurd is impossible.
Let’s look at the PdL beaches. We have two, as per picture:
Beach A, the most commonly known beach of PdL.
When one says “I’m going to the PdL beach”, one is saying that this is where one is going. As an example, when I debunked the “Beach Tale”, I referred exclusively to this beach, and nobody even suggested otherwise.
Beach B, by the center of gravity of the little village, right next to the Church and respective square, as well where the PdL’s night life is located, or as I’ve called it, the “PdL Red Zone”.
Hiding a body in the sand is not exactly the same as going for a beach outing, so both beaches must be taken into consideration. Let’s start with what, apparently, is Gerry’s destination, taking into account his position and where to he was heading: Beach B:
Personally I had a hard time finding the accesses to this beach. There seem to be people there, so there must be at least one. This is what I found, and am placing the unedited picture also so that you can compare and see if I missed something:
I saw only three entry points:
(A) at the end of the street, the farthest from the sand, and you have to walk on rock to get the sand.
(B) you have to walk either on a narrow path (b2) or on rock (b1) for a significant distance before you reach sand. Besides, it seems that it is a private entrance.
(C) nearest to the Church Square, but apparently you have to jump over a small wall and then down on to the sand. I don’t know the height, but it seems quite unpractical, to say the least, to go in with a body, and also to get out even without one.
It’s easy then to conclude that the beach is used only by locals or by those very familiar with it.
In the dark, as was the lighting at the time, all three entry points seem to present a high-risk hazard to whoever is not familiar to the beach.
To someone strange to it, plus carrying a body, it’s pure and sheer madness.
Any slipping would mean a very difficult to explain injury, at least much more difficult to explain than Kate’s bruises.
We also have to take into account the limited space to bury a body, as shown below:
I’ve assumed that the picture was taken in high tide, because if it was in low, the space would be diminished significantly or even totally.
This assumption was just for argument’s sake, as by the wetness of the sand, the picture seems to be taken as the tide is lowering down.
So if you ask me what would be my estimated probability for Gerry to hide Maddie’s body in the sand of Beach A, I would have to answer as almost completely absurd.
And what about hiding it in some crevice in the rocks? That, I have to say is totally absurd.
For two reasons, of which I’ll only state one now: that would be, and was, the most scoured area of beach rock during the forthcoming searches. Not a single plastic bag was missed, much less a body.
No possible hidden crevices in that area, much less by someone strange to it. The other reason is the reason that proves all this to be absurd. so I will get to it at the end.
So, if Gerry was not heading for Beach B, he was going for Beach A. That is easily debunked by the picture below:
Which of the routes would you choose, the red or the blue?
No, Gerry does not have to avoid the parents sitting at Tapas, and so does not have to avoid the Ocean Club entrance and can simply just go down Rua Francisco Gentil Martins, by the shortest, logical route to the beach.
Even though he’s done to prove everything otherwise, let’s not forget he IS one of Maddie’s parents. Maddie, the girl whose body he is carrying, and we’re assuming he remembers that.
So what is Gerry doing on the blue route at that time, on that particular evening?
Let’s go down “absurd lane” again and say that Gerry never went to the beach, and that he spent his entire holiday boozing at Kelly’s, so the only path he knew that would lead him to the beach was the blue route.
Pretty, pretty foolish idea but I will entertain it.
Let I give you two reasons why it’s ridiculous, to bury a body in the beach, be it A or B:
Also there’s a third reason:
We’re on holiday, remember?
People who won’t have a clue that Maddie’s missing will flock to the beach. Kids will play at the beach. Kids like to play in the sand. And what is a kid’s favorite game in the sand? Sand castles. And after that? Beach digging. Just making nice holes and walls…
But the picture above also highlights ANOTHER factor that proves all this to be ridiculous.
Gerry had to dig the hole with his own hands, as, apparently, he wasn’t seen carrying any type of instrument to help him out.
Anyone that has played on the beach knows that sand gets everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
He would have had his shoes, socks, trousers, jacket, hair and everywhere else in his body all full of sand.
Say you, thinking quickly, what if he didn’t bury the body at all, just laid it on the sand, or rock, and then the body could be picked up by someone else?
In that case, there would be no sand, nor, in the morning people or dogs going to the beach to find a body that had already been picked.
You’re not thinking about stray dogs, are you? No, I didn’t think you were. The smell of a fresh corpse would attract all those at PdL, and maybe even those roaming Lagos...
Which means that the body was NOT hidden in any rock near PdL.
It was either buried in Beach B, even if totally absurd, or buried in Beach A. And we’re in Beach A, so if he put the body there, he buried it.
Unless he had had a shower, the sand would have been visible on his body, and that would really stick out. The GNR would have noticed.
Nobody has sand on his hair at that time of night without a reason, and telling the cops that the reason for that was that you just went outside to hide a body in the sand would have been certainly in the files.
Also, if he had had the shower, it would be strange, and noticeable, for him to have wet hair to meet the authorities after his daughter had been abducted.
Oh, but say you, what if, he had a shower and blow dried his hair, while the Tapas cleaned all traces of sand? I say, again, that you’re stretching it a bit, but I’ll go with it and tell you what in my opinion PROVES, without a shadow of a doubt there was no body disposal at the beach: Gerry was alone.
No, no use saying that Russell was waiting for him somewhere. For that he had to know where. And there’s absolutely no reason for them not to have walked together, if they were together, which they, evidently, were not.
No, Gerry McCann was all alone. And that proves what, ask you?
It proves that ONLY HE knew where he buried or hid the body.
And unless he drew up a treasure map, there was no way that anybody else, but he, could go and get the body.
And, as far as I know, from the moment the GNR arrived; if there was an individual everybody knew where he was that night, that individual was Gerry McCann.
And was never seen with sand on him that night.
There was no body disposal at the beach.
On the blue route, or the Smith Sighting, there was NO Gerry, “The Undertaker” McCann, just a Gerry “The Stroller” McCann.
So you ask again, what was Gerry doing on the blue route at that time, on that particular evening?
One thing I can assure you, he was not disposing of, or hiding, any body.
THAT task had already been taken care of. By him.
Just a favor to a friend in distress.