Jose Maria Batista Roque
Occupation: GNR Officer
He comes to the process for a second time, having made a previous statement giving details about the police intervention at the site of the events.
He has been a GNR officer since 1986, he currently works at the Lagos GNR post.
On 3rd May he was on duty at the events, he arrived at the OC at about 23.00 accompanied by Officer Costa. They were the first to arrive on the scene.
They went to the reception of the OC resort.
At that moment the girl’s father arrived at the reception who informed them of the situation.
After hearing what had happened he went to the exact site the girl had disappeared from accompanied by his colleague, Nelson Costa, the girl’s father, a woman acting as interpreter, whose surname was Ramos, and another individual, a friend of the girl’s father, whose name he does not remember.
He never spoke directly to the father or with any other persons of foreign nationality, the questions were formulated to the interpreter who acted an intermediary in the dialogue.
He remembers that inside the apartment Madeleine had disappeared from was the mother and another foreign woman, whom he assumed to be a friend of the family.
When asked, he says he never saw Murat on any of the occasions he was at the site.
No more is said. Reads, ratifies, signs.