Sandra Maria Dos Santos Lourenco
Place of Work: OC
Comes to the process as a witness. She works in the Luz Ocean
Club (TOC) for a second time.
She was first contracted in 2006 and began work in April and
finished in October. This year, 2007, she was contracted in
March and will end in October or November.
Her functions include cleaning the pool areas of the TOC between
0900H—and 19H00, with the exceptions of Sundays and Mondays,
which are her days off.
Regarding the facts in question, the witness states that she
became aware of the disappearance the day after it had occurred.
When she got to work, she noticed the presence of the GNR and
immediately thought that something had happened. She initially
thought that there had been another break-in, given that in
2006, she heard of break-ins to the resort apartments.
Outside the reception, which allows access to the pool and the
'Tapas', she encountered a colleague who told her that a child
had gone missing.
At the time, she does not remember speaking any more about it.
Later however, she again heard talk of the disappearance as the
news media began to appear at the resort.
The witness, in exercising her functions, began working in the
pool areas in the LOC. Because she is asked, the witness states
that she does not know which apartment the child's parents
occupied. She also has no idea who the parents were and could
only associate these guests when she saw them on television.
Regarding the missing child, the witness believes that she may
have seen her walking with one of the nannies. However, there
are many families with children, and it is normal to see the
children with their nannies carrying out their activities.
As already stated, as part of her functions, she often goes into
the resort. She normally walks this route.
Questioned, the witness states that she is unaware of any
strange behaviour or movements on behalf of the guests, or other
individuals, in the LOC or immediate surroundings.
The zone is normally very quiet, even in the summer when there
is more movement.
Questioned, states that she is not aware of any situation
regarding crimes, or sexual assaults in the LOC.
She has no elements related to the facts that could help clarify
And nothing more was said
Reads, ratifies, signs.