CLEANER 09 MAY
statement of Natalia da Gloria Soares
III Pages 768-770
TRANSLATIONS BY INES
Natalia da Gloria Soares Camacho
Place of Work: OC
She comes to the process as a
witness. She has worked at the OC as
a cleaner for 8 years.
Her working hours are from 10.00 to
18.00, Sunday is her day off. She
also has Tuesday mornings off. On
the days she works full time, her
lunch break is from 13.30 to 14.30.
When asked, she says that her
specific functions are to clean the
apartments that are previously
allocated to her, she cleans on her
When asked, she says that she cleans
the apartments near to the Millenium
restaurant, 12 apartments that make
up the "Club Face", an area of the
resort composed of five blocks, with
eleven apartments each.
When asked, 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
(Marina, Bernadette or Francisca)
gives her the keys of the apartments
to be cleaned.
After the morning shift she goes to
the laundry again during lunchtime,
that is where she and her colleagues
eat their lunch.
After lunch she returns to her area
At about 18.00 she returns to the
laundry and gives the keys back to
the superior in charge.
She says that the keys are kept in
special safes for this purpose and
when she returns the keys to her
superiors they always check that all
the keys are there.
During lunchtime, the keys are kept
by the cleaners and are not
deposited in the safes.
As far as she knows, the laundry
only has one copy of each key,
thinking that more keys
corresponding to the apartments are
kept in the reception.
She say that she has nothing
relevant to add to the facts being
She says that she carried out her
functions in an area far from the
apartment where the McCann family
was staying and for this reason
never met the family or the girl.
She does not remember having seen
them in the surroundings areas or in
the apartments she cleaned.
She did not see any strange
individuals or movements in the days
before the disappearance.
She says that there is a lot of
movement in the resort and that it
would not be easy to see if anything
unusual was happening.
She says that on the day of the
disappearance she went home after
finishing work at 18.00.
She heard about the events on the
morning of the 4th May when she
arrived at work and was told by her
She said that her superior, who
already had photocopies of the
girl's photograph, asked the
employees to check the apartments
they were cleaning as well as the
She checked but did not find
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