A 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her own father weeks ago has now been found under the most tragic circumstances.
Local media outlets report how Olivia Gimeno Zimmerman had disappeared on the 27th of April, alongside her sister Anna, who was just one year old. As search and rescue operations were taking place left and right, hopes for success slowly began to dwindle as weeks passed on.
Today, authorities revealed the most heartbreaking news where they reportedly discovered a body on the seabed, situated off the coast of Tenerife. And now, they confirm that it indeed belonged to 6-year-old Gimeno.
Both sisters disappeared in April. Details into the investigation presume that the father went to pick up little Anna from the home of his former partner. Next, he collected little Olivia from her after-school program, right before the duo went missing.
Meanwhile, search teams were on the lookout for evidence that could potentially give clues about their whereabouts. But today, search teams located a body tragically, which was present more than 3300 feet underwater, inside a large sports bag that was attached to an anchor. This had weighed down the bag immensely.
Right after the fingerprint tests were done, authorities confirmed that it was in fact Olivia’s body inside.
On the other hand, one spokesperson for the judge who was investigating the case mentioned the following via a public press release:
“All of the necessary fingerprint testings have been completed this morning on the body found on the seabed off of Tenerife. And now we can confirm without any doubt that the body belongs to Olivia.”
Currently, authorities are still on the search for Olivia’s younger sister Anna as well as the 37-year-old father named Tomas. It has been almost two months since the trio vanished, resulting in an international manhunt for more clues on their whereabouts.
Local media reports claim that the father is believed to have carried out the crime by taking his two young girls on a boat, as authorities found some traces of the dad’s blood on board.