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It was released to the public on 4 August 2008 in accordance with Portuguese Law


401 to 403 Witness statement of Tiago Pires Luz da Silva 2007.05.07
2-Processos Volume II Pages 401 - 403


Tiago Pires Luz da Silva

Date/Time: 2007/05/07 18H15
Assistant Maintenance Technician


Concerning the issue of the process said;
. That he comes to the process as a witness;
. Works in the Luz Ocean Club (LOC) for approximately three years and four months, always in the club maintenance service;
. This is his first job;
. Before this she completed the 9th year of school;
. Makes roughly 500 euros per month, and lunches in club with food that he brings from home;
. Has a fixed work schedule that comprises the hours of 09H00 to 18H00, with a break between 13H00 and 14H00 for lunch;
. Normally, he does not leave the establishment, having coffee with his work colleagues in the adult pool bar;
. His day-to-day work activities are placed next to the principal reception, the locale known as Palm Bay;
. When there, a receptionist records the service requests and it is his duty to set out to the domicile in question, along with the request, t carry out the work in question, which could mean pipe-repair, electrical, small repairs in painting, amongst others;
. The witness does not have a zone of work defined, and is sent to wherever it is necessary;
. Questioned, he states that he does not know the parents of little Madeleine, the little girl who disappeared, and who were lodged in Block 5, in apartment A;
. He also does not know any of the other elements who accompanied the group lodged at the apartment in question;
. He also does not know a date in which these people arrived to the club;
. Regarding this, he states that he did not effectuate any service in the apartment that they occupied, but knows that Luis and Mario, his colleagues, were sent there regarding a request to repair a blind and to give explanation as to how to run the washing machine. He assumes that the family of Madeleine was already there;
. After seeing a photograph of little Madeleine, he affirms that he never once saw that child;
. On the day of the disappearance of the child, that next morning (04/05/07) at around 01H23, he received a telephone call from the LOC reservations sector which he did not answer. He knows this because the number appeared on his mobile;
. When the telephone rang, he was sleeping and when looked at the ?display? of the mobile it looked as though what was recorded as the name 'Relvas', instead of 'Reservations', and thought it was a friend of his who often call shim at odd hours, already inebriated;
. It was around 08H20/08H30 of this same day when they called again 'this time it was Nuno, his colleague, asking the witness to pay particular attention for a missing child' a 3 year old missing since yesterday, dressed in pyjamas, on his way to the LOC;
. On his way to work, he did not see observe anything that would help located the child;
. He went from Burgau to Luz, in his car, accompanied by this girlfriend who was also informed;
. Questioned, states that he did not notice, at any moment, someone with an unusual comportment, who could in some form, be related to the missing child;
. If any situation comes to light, he is perfectly aware of the procedure he needs to take, which is, the communication with the authorities, which he would carry out without reservation;
. Clarifies that he is at the disposition of the authorities for anything that is necessary;
. And nothing more said, Having read the statement, finds it in conformity and signs it;
. The document is duly signed by me - Jose Luisa, an Inspector with this Policia Judiciara


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