A lifeless little one discovered underwater inside a sports activities bag weighed down by an anchor is ‘virtually actually’ the lady who was kidnapped by her dad, officers have claimed.
Spanish authorities have confirmed that the physique discovered on Thursday afternoon underneath the ocean off Tenerife is probably going that of Olivia Gimeno, the lacking six-year-old snatched by her fugitive father.
Additionally they stated the physique was present in a sports activities bag greater than 3,000 ft underwater which was weighed down by an anchor, subsequent to a different empty sports activities bag.
Olivia’s lacking toddler sister Anna remains to be lacking.
An investigation was launched after the disappearance of Tomas Gimeno along with his two daughters Olivia and Anna.
A spokesman for the investigating Justice of the Peace stated on Thursday: “Pending extra conclusive forensic assessments, the physique may virtually actually correspond to that of Olivia G, the teenager who vanished on April 27 together with her one-year-old sister and their father.
“The physique was discovered by a robotic from the search vessel Angeles Alvarino at noon immediately round 1,000 metres beneath the water some three miles off the Tenerife coast.
“It was inside a sports activities bag hooked up 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 referred to as Angeles Alvarino is continuous its search.”
Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez paid tribute in a tweet and stated: “I can’t 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.
“I ship a hug and my love and that of my entire household, who immediately present solidarity with Beatriz and her family members.”
Additionally paying tribute the mayor of Tenerife capital Santa Cruz, Jose Manuel Bermudez, declared a minute’s silence for Anna and Olivia.
He stated: “There aren’t 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 wish to categorical 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 immediately we obtain the worst potential, one which freezes our soul, in regards to the little ladies from Tenerife, Anna and Olivia.
“Our condolences, encouragement and power for his or her mum Beatriz, her household and pals. Canary Islands devastated.”