Personality The girls' mother did not report that Tomás beat her boyfriend and dragged her
On the trail of Anna and Olivia This is how these 45 days of desperate search for the girls of Tenerife have been
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found the body of
, the older of the two
girls kidnapped in Tenerife
by her father
on April 27, after he decided not to return the girls to their ex. woman and warned him that he would never see them again.
The body of the minor was inside a bag tied to the anchor of
, as specified by sources in the investigation.
It was located at a depth of 1,000 meters one mile off the Tenerife coast.
The discovery occurred just three days after the Armed Institute's sonar found a bottle of compressed air and a duvet cover owned by
in the sea
The agents then showed their
conviction that the bottle could be used to weigh the bodies
, as well as the anchor, because when the investigators found Gimeno's boat hours after the disappearances of
Anna and Olivia it
was empty and adrift.
The discovery of the duvet cover and the compressed air bottle in the ocean has been a vital advance for the Judicial Police of the
for two reasons: because it allows them to marry their suspicions with tangible evidence in the construction of what could have happened and because it seals the predominant hypothesis that it has always maintained.
, the mother of the
girls from Tenerife
, denounced that her ex-husband had not returned them to her on the night of April 27 after warning her that he would not see them again, the agents learned that the main scene in which search was the Atlantic.
They find the body of Olivia, the eldest of the missing sisters with her father
They find the body of Olivia, the eldest of the missing sisters with her father in Tenerife
The theory of a hypothetical early morning flight of Tomás with little Anna and Olivia out to sea never found a place in the investigations.
The researchers were aware of the difficulty of the matter and also of its delicacy, especially of the latter.
They learned of the need to present well-constructed conclusions to the mother that, as they anticipated, would be constructed without explicit evidence, but with a powerful bouquet of clues.
They had no material evidence and were not confident of finding them either given the complexity of a
search in the ocean more than 1,000 meters deep
- which has not allowed divers to submerge - and with a rocky and steep underwater orography.
On the contrary, they had a clear intuition of what had happened after approaching the tormented personality of Tomás Gimeno and his refusal not only to accept Beatriz's new relationship but also to allow Anna and Olivia to spend time with him.
Nor did they ignore the fact that the father had not returned the girls to Beatriz and the warning from her ex-husband.
They concluded at face value that none of the three left the island.
The images of a port camera that captured Tomás without the girls - after spending an hour alone with them at home - transporting military duffel bags from his car to the boat, entering the sea, returning without packages to load his mobile phone and the fact that he got back into the ocean with the boat and sent goodbye messages to his friends, were decisive for the agents.
Throughout this month and a half,
has been a greenhouse of feelings, showing herself convinced that Tomás and his daughters are in a remote country.
She has attributed the surprise appearance - nobody expected to find anything at the bottom of the ocean - of the compressed air bottle and the quilt to an alleged preconceived plan of her ex-husband to mislead.
Meanwhile, the agents are investigating whether this bottle could have been used as a method of clothing and are also trying to find the anchor of Tomás' boat, suspecting that it could also have served as a sinking mechanism.
The objects that have been found will be examined in the Criminalistics Laboratory of the Civil Guard of Madrid, just as the
DNA samples collected at Tomás Gimeno's house
have already been analyzed
, where he spent about two hours alone with the girls after return from their parents' home.
The appearance of the duvet cover and the Tomás bottle has surprised the researchers themselves, who had no expectations of finding conclusive evidence in the search area before the arrival of sonar.
In fact, the
oceanographic vessel was scheduled to leave last Tuesday,
a day after it detected the objects that further underpinned the theory that researchers have upheld from the beginning and that they were already essential to be able to respond to the disappearances.
The sonar, together with the robot, was going to definitively withdraw from the search work next Monday but the discovery yesterday afternoon of the body of one of the girls could condition that return and extend it before the possibility of expanding the search to be able to give with the whereabouts of the little girl,
Tomás Gimeno himself.
According to the criteria of The Trust Project
The Civil Guard only worked with the hypothesis that Tomás Gimeno would end the lives of Anna and Olivia
Events The robot finds an oxygen bottle and a sheet in the area where the missing girls are being searched in Tenerife
EventsThe body of Olivia, the older of the two missing girls with her father in Tenerife, is found in the sea
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