A CHILD’S physique discovered 3,000ft below the ocean off Tenerife yesterday is “nearly definitely” one in every of two sisters snatched by their fugitive father, authorities say.

Cops consider lacking six-year-old Olivia Gimeno was dumped inside a sports activities bag and weighed down with an anchor. A second empty sports activities bag was discovered close by.

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Olivia,6, has been lacking for greater than two weeks[/caption]

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Alongside along with her sister, one-year-old Anna[/caption]

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Tomas Gimeno is accused of kidnapping his daughters[/caption]

A spokesman for the police stated: “Pending extra conclusive forensic assessments, the physique may nearly definitely correspond to that of Olivia G, the teen who vanished on April 27 along with her one-year-old sister and their father.

“The physique was discovered by a robotic from the search vessel Angeles Alvarino at noon as we speak round 1,000 metres beneath the water some three miles off the Tenerife coast.

“It was inside a sports activities bag connected to an anchor. Subsequent to it was one other empty sports activities bag.

“The physique was taken to dry land for an post-mortem. The vessel known as Angeles Alvarino is continuous its search.”

There are fears Olivia’s one-year-old sister, Anna, might by no means be discovered after one other holdall discovered close by – suspected to comprise her physique – was empty.

The women’ mom, Beatriz Zimmerman, has been knowledgeable of the invention.

TRAGIC DISCOVERY

This all comes hours after a Spanish rescue ship discovered an oxygen cylinder, a quilt cowl, and a child automobile seat belonging to Anna floating within the sea.

Authorities now suspect Tomas Antonio Gimeno, 37, was helped by not less than one different particular person in finishing up what they’re deeming a premeditated kidnapping.

Final evening, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez reacted to the tragic information, tweeting: “I can not start to think about the ache of the mom of little Anna and Olivia, who disappeared in Tenerife, following the horrible information now we have simply heard.

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Police are conducting forensics on a bag discovered 3,000 ft below water they consider incorporates Olivia’s physique[/caption]

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The lady’s mum has shared a letter for her “two angels”[/caption]

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The trio disappeared after Gimeno picked them up from college two weeks in the past[/caption]

“I ship a hug and my love and that of my entire household, who as we speak present solidarity with Beatriz and her family members.”

Jose Manuel Bermudez, the mayor of Tenerife capital Santa Cruz, introduced a minute’s silence for Anna and Olivia can be held at noon tomorrow.

He stated: “There are not any phrases to precise the horrible desolation I really feel.

“From respect on the mom’s ache and with all of the warning the horrible information that’s reaching us deserves, I need to specific to the household all of the solidarity of the residents of Santa Cruz.”

The Canary Islands’ president Angel Victor Torres tweeted: “Weeks hoping to obtain hopeful information and as we speak we obtain the worst attainable, one which freezes our soul, in regards to the little women from Tenerife, Anna and Olivia.

“Our condolences, encouragement and energy for his or her mum Beatriz, her household and pals. Canary Islands devastated.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s companion Georgina Rodriguez was amongst those that shared a video of Olivia and Anna launched by their mum as a part of an enormous social media marketing campaign urging the general public for assist in discovering them.

In an emotional put up to her 24 million Instagram followers shortly after the thriller disappearance, Georgina stated: “I need to use my attain on this nice social community to verify this reaches as many individuals as attainable.

“These are two sisters who’re being looked for in Spain and overseas. They’re known as Olivia and Anna and are aged six and one.

“Their mum is in search of most publicity for this video to attempt to discover them as quickly as attainable and produce them house.

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The kid’s physique was discovered by a robotic from police search vessel Angeles Alvarino, seen right here as we speak in Santa Cruz Tenerife[/caption]

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A Guardia Civil spokesman revealed earlier {that a} youngster’s physique had been discovered[/caption]

“I hope with all my coronary heart that the ladies are discovered protected and properly and may hug their mum once more quickly.”

Tomas disappeared with the ladies on April 27 after failing to return them to their house within the Tenerife capital Santa Cruz.

Native reviews declare he picked the ladies up at 5pm and that he collected Anna earlier than Olivia, who was attending an after-school German class.

He then took them to his house in Igueste de Candelaria however when the mom arrived later that night to select them up once more, no one answered the door.

The pair exchanged variety of cellphone calls all through the evening, together with one through which he stated Beatriz would by no means see the kids once more.

At round 7.30pm, he was seen on the native marina with out the kids, having loaded suitcases and luggage onto his boat.

It’s understood Tomas made three journeys from with parked white Audi A3 to the berthed vessel and stopped at one level by a Civil Guard patrol for breaching Covid curfew.

The boat was discovered empty the following anchored off Puertito de Güímar.

Native authorities stated from the beginning all theories have been being explored, together with the likelihood the ladies have been useless, though their family members stated they have been clinging to the hope they have been nonetheless alive and a reunion with their mum may nonetheless happen.

Beatriz stated after the diving bottle was discovered on Monday she thought it was a part of an try by her estranged companion to disguise his flight with the ladies.

South America was highlighted as a spot Gimeno may have taken them quickly after he vanished with the kids.

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has led the messages of condolence to the household[/caption]

Gimeno transferred a big sum of cash to his checking account earlier than disappearing

Police had been utilizing a ship lent to them by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography to seek for clues within the spot the place Gimeno’s cellular sign was final detected.

Gimeno had by no means accepted Beatriz’s relationship with a brand new Belgian companion following their break up. 


A spokesman for the Civil Guard stated: “This afternoon the boat belonging to the Spanish Oceanographic Institute, Angeles Alabrino, which was in Tenerife combing the ocean mattress following the disappearance on April 27 of Tomas Gimeno together with his daughters Anna and Olivia, discovered human stays.

“These stays correspond with the physique of a minor and have been found within the search space that had been decided by investigators.

“The stays have been taken to the Forensic Medication Institute in Santa Cruz the place they are going to be analysed for the needs of identification.”

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Zimmerman had beforehand shared a video of her two daughters[/caption]

He left Zimmerman a goodbye notice earlier than fleeing on a ship