CLEANER 07 MAY
360 to 362
Witness statement of Custodia Maria dos Reis
02 Processos Vol
II Pages 360-362
TRANSLATION BY INES
Custodia Maria dos Reis Espada
Place of Work: OC
Comes to the process as a witness.
She has worked at the OC as a
cleaner since the beginning of 2005.
She works from 10.00 to 18.00 every
day except for Sundays, her day off.
On Tuesdays she works until 13.30.
She has lunch between 13.30 and
14.30 or from 14.00 to 15.00
depending on her volume of work.
When questioned, she says that she
does the general cleaning of the
apartments that are allocated to her
and that she works alone.
She says that for the past two years
she has been in charge of cleaning
the apartments near to the main
reception of the resort,
specifically the European, Coconut
and Baccanear blocks.
When questioned, she says that her
daily routine and that of her
colleagues is the following: at
10.00 she goes to the laundry next
to the Tapas Bar, where one of her
superiors (Mariana, Bernadette or
Francisca) gives her the keys
corresponding to the apartments she
has to clean.
After the morning shift she returns
to the laundry where she and her
colleagues have lunch.
After lunch she returns to the area
she was working in.
At about 18.00 when she finishes
work she returns to the laundry
where she hands back the keys to her
superior. She says that the keys are
kept in special safes and that the
superiors check they are complete.
The cleaners retain the keys during
As far as she knows there may be
another copy of the keys at the
The area where she works is far from
the place of the events and she does
not recall having seen the McCann
family. She does not recall having
seen them in the apartments where
She did not see anything suspicious
in the days before the
At the time of the disappearance she
was at home with her partner and
She heard of the events upon
arriving at work on 4th May.
Her superior already had photocopies
of the girl's photograph and told
them to search the areas where they
worked. They were always accompanied
by a GNR when they searched.
Reads, ratifies, signs.
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