Facial recognition test casts doubt on woman’s Maddie McCann claims

Mar 22, 2023
Woman claiming to be Maddie McCann challenged yet again as facial recognition technology deems it "impossible" for her to be the missing toddler. Source: Getty Images.

The Polish woman who claims to be missing toddler Madeliene McCann has had her assertions challenged once again after facial recognition technology found that it’s “impossible” she is Maddie.

After Julia Faustyna’s beliefs regarding her identity dominated headlines around the world, Swiss software company AVA-X utilised its facial recognition technology to examine her claims.

The technology compared childhood and adult photos of Faustyna which resulted in a match. However, when her photos were compared with those of Maddie the technology found that “it is impossible that Julia is Maddie”, according to AVA-X CEO Christian Fehrlin who added that the “results were very clear”.

“In the case of Julia, her childhood photos were matched with her current face and also a current photo with a photo of Maddie,” Ferhlin told 7 News

“The software has proven to be very accurate.

“We measure the distance of the faces.

“The distance was so great that it is 99 per cent impossible that Julia is the missing Maddie.

“The distance indicates how unlikely it is that two faces are the same person.”

The recent findings come to light after the 21-year-old recently provided DNA samples for testing in an attempt to find some answers.

Private investigator and psychic medium Dr Fia Johansson, who is acting as Faustyna’s spokesperson, revealed to RadarOnline.com recently that Faustyna has provided several samples to determine her ancestry.

“If the results come back that she’s British or from that area then we are going to continue our investigation into Madeleine McCann and communicate with the detectives in Portugal,” Johansson said.

“We have a lot of evidence right now that shows Julia was definitely trafficked to Poland from another country by an international sex trafficking group.

“We are still conducting an investigation but Julia is definitely not the biological daughter of her parents in Poland.”

In May 2007, while vacationing with her parents in Portugal, three-year-old Madeleine disappeared from her bed at a resort. The high-profile case garnered worldwide attention, but despite an extensive investigation, her current location remains a mystery.

Recently, Faustyna has come forward on social media, presenting photos and childhood memories to support her assertion that she is the missing toddler. As people continue to speculate about what happened to Madeleine, these claims have added a new dimension to the ongoing mystery.

In a recent post to Facebook, Faustyna claimed, “I think I can be Madeleine.”

“I don’t remember my childhood practically at all, but I do have a few memories,” she said.

“The earliest of these are vacations – I remember baby turtles (turtles hatch in May/June just from what I’ve read) and white apartment blocks, a bar where there was a performance by some ladies in costumes (folk costumes, I think, I don’t know), but I completely don’t recall my mother being there, for example, or my stepfather, much less my dad.

“I have a defect in my eye, in the same eye, the kind of defect Madeleine had.

“Except that in my case it’s faded more and more every year. I talked to the doctor and there is a possibility that this defect was operable, and so logically it seems to me that if someone kidnaps a child about whom everyone ‘trumpets’ that he has such a defect in the eye, it seems to me that such a kidnapper will do everything he can to remove or cover up such a defect.

“What I really need is the truth.”

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