Father Tomás Gimeno and his daughters disappeared on April 27. He threatened his mother that he would never see them again.
June 11, 2021 at 12:50 PM SITA
MADRID. Investigators found the body of a girl on the seabed near the Canary Islands, which was taken away by their father and her sister a few weeks ago without the mother’s permission.
The coroner confirmed that the body found in the bag tied to the anchor at a depth of about a thousand meters belonged to six-year-old Olivia, the older of the sisters.
A special oceanographic research vessel, which helps with the search, has found other similar bags nearby. But it was empty.
The Spanish Civil Guard informed that the search for one-year-old Anne and the girls’ father, Tomas Gimen, continues.
National and regional government officials condemned Olivia’s death on Friday and expressed support for the girls’ mother, Beatriz Zimmermann.
Women’s organizations across Spain on Friday called for protests against the recent rise in violence against women, which is often used by children to harm their victims as much as possible.
Gimeno and the girls disappeared from the island of Tenerife on April 27. Their mother, who divorced the children’s father, told investigators that he was threatening to never see them again.
Investigators launched a search on land and at sea, but later, when they found an abandoned Gimen boat, they narrowed it to the waters off Tenerife.
Interpol also joined the search, publishing photos of the girls as well as so-called “yellow alerts” about the search for the missing.