pictures of the samples/evidence (as indicated by Eddie and
Keela) collected in apt. 5A on August 1, 2007, and delivered to
the FSS. Last two pages are in English.
3195 to 3204
- Official report 27 September 2007 documenting analysis
and observations of exam carried out in Apartment 5A on
01 August 2007 at 20H00
3205 to 3206
- Delivery note 286 of evidence (items 1-24) found in 5a
(in English) - signed by FSS on 7 August 2007
TRANSLATED BY ALBYM
XII pages 3195 to 3206.
Requester: DIC Portimao Policia Judiciaria
Fax: 638 dated 10 August 2007
Examination date: 1 August 2007
Inquiry: This is the report of the recovery of trace
evidence from Apartment 5A, Block A, tourist resort
"Ocean Club" - Praia da Luz, Lagos, from where there
occurred, on 3 May 2007, the disappearance of a minor of
Observations and Analyses Performed.
On 1 August 2007, at 20h00, a crime laboratory team
comprising the signatories
went, at the request of DIC Portimao PJ, to a residence
[the above address]
order to collect trace evidence from the place.
There follow photographs of the outside of the apartment
from where trace evidence
was recovered as well as the detail thereof.
Photo 1: Location of the apartment
Photos 2 through 8: External shots of the front and
side of the apartment.
According to information provided by the DIC of
Portimao, on 31 July 2007 a search
had been performed inside the apartment using English
police dogs one specialised in
the detection of traces of human blood and the other in
the detection of human
They informed further that in that search the animal
specialised in detection of human blood indicated the
possible presence thereof on one of the floor tiles in
the living room and that the dog specialised in
detection of human cadaver odour had detected the
presence thereof in the couple's bedroom and in the back
garden of the apartment.
Because of this it was also asked of the undersigned
that they entered into contact
with an English scientific advisor, named Jonathan
Smith, who indicated which traces
should be collected and the best way to proceed with
In that contact the undersigned were told that they
error: missing word
taken to be "proceder": to proceed]
proceed with the recovery of the floor tiles
indicated by the dog specialised in the detection of
human blood, with the recovery of hair in the corridor
that exists in the area of the back garden next to the
window of the couple's bedroom, with the recovery of
several pieces of the branches of the climbing plant in
the garden (for later check of possible blood traces on
them) and with the recovery of possible fibres on the
garden wall next to the climbing plant.
He advised further that after the recovery of the tiles
the animal specialised in
detection of human blood should perform another search
of the area from where the
tiles had been recovered to verify
the existence of possible human blood in the area from
where the tiles had been lifted.
Subsequently it was asked of the undersigned that they
watched the films of the
searches performed by the dog specialised in detection
of human blood so that they
obtained an understanding of the area from where the
tiles should be collected and
how many tiles they should collect.
After seeing the images and in agreement with the
officers of DIC of Portimao it was
defined that the undersigned should proceed with the
recovery of four tiles. It was
also defined that this operation of recovery of the
tiles would also be filmed.
When looking at the images referred to above it was
observed that the floor tiles to be recovered were
situated in an area of the living room next to a window
where there was a sofa and that the tiles referred to
were underneath that sofa.
[2 to 8]
Photos 9 through 11: Detailed shots of the living
room area and floor area from which the tiles should be
As requested by investigating officers of the DIC of
Portimao it was performed the
lifting and respective recovery of the four tiles and of
the skirting board next to them
(they being identified with numbers 1 to 4) using a tile
trimmer, a flat chisel
[spelling mistake in report:
"escopo" should be "escopro"]
and a hammer.
After the recovery of the four tiles and the skirting
board the dog specialised in the
detection of traces of human blood was put into the area
from where the tiles had
been recovered, the English police officer who
coordinated the movement of the dog,
Martin Grime, having informed the undersigned that they
should proceed with the
recovery of another piece of tile that was close to the
area from where the tile
identified as number 1 had been lifted, that terminating
the recovery of the tiles
signalled by the dog. As requested the undersigned
performed the lifting of and the
recovery of the piece of tile indicated.
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Photos 12 through 14: Detail of the floor tiles
numbered 1 to 4 (from different
[12 to 14]
Photos 15 through 16: Detail of the floor area
and the additional piece of tile (shown by the red
arrow) indicated by the second check by the dog.
After the lifting of the tiles they were encased in 20
paper packages as follows
Items 1 to 4: Tile fragments
Item 5: Additional tile fragment
Items 6 to 12: Skirting board fragments
Item 13: Residues/small fragments from skirting
Item 14: Dust/small fragments from tile area
Items 16 to 19: Grouting/mortar from between
tiles, and between tiles and wall
Item 20: Small tile fragments with cement/mortar
Subsequently, as previously determined, there proceeded
the collection of various
hairs from the ground of the pathway in the garden area
next to the window of the
couple's bedroom, they having been encased in a paper
package referenced as trace
evidence number 25.
After the above there proceeded the collection of
several branches of the climbing
plant in the garden they having been encased in a paper
package referenced as trace evidence number 21 and of
possible fibres on a wall of the apartment garden, next
to the climbing plant, using six Crystal-Tabs
appropriate for this they having been referenced as
trace evidence number 26.
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Photos 17 through 19: Pictures of the garden area
from which the above evidence was collected.
On 1 August 2007 the following trace evidence was
as better described in the report:
[the list of
collected items is repeated]
Further, oral swabs of the undersigned and Specialist
Bruno A. were collected and
referenced as trace evidence 22, 23 and 24.
As requested by officers of the DIC of Portimao:
- the packages numbered 1 to 24 were delivered to the
FSS in Birmingham, UK under
cover of delivery note 286/2007-CR/L, a copy of which is
annexed, for later laboratory examination;
- the package numbered 25 was delivered to the LPC
biology laboratory under cover
of delivery note 304A/2007-CR/L, a copy of which is
annexed, for preservation;
- the packages referenced as number 26 were delivered to
the LPC biology laboratory under cover of delivery note
304B/2007-CR/L, a copy of which is annexed, for
Lisboa, 27 September 2007.
Fernando V. and Lino H.
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