Spain reels as police search for toddler feared killed by dad
Spanish search teams were slotxo download trawling the seabed for the body of a toddler off Tenerife on Monday (Jun 14) after investigators said they believed she – like her sister – had been killed by their father.
The case has shocked Spain, and on Monday crowds demonstrated at town halls across the country to protest domestic violence, following similar gatherings over the weekend.
The girls – Anna, aged one, and six-year-old Olivia – were reported missing on Apr 27 after being taken by their father, Tomas Gimeno.
On Thursday, the body of Olivia was found at the bottom of the sea off Tenerife wrapped in a bag weighted down with an anchor.
An autopsy carried out on Friday morning found Olivia had died a “violent death”, the court said, after a gag order was lifted over the weekend.
The investigating magistrate in the case said it was “most likely” Gimeno had killed them both at home then dumped their bodies at a depth where they were unlikely to ever be found.
In a nine-page statement, the magistrate said that when Gimeno had taken the girls, he wanted “to kill them in a planned and premeditated manner”.
“He aimed to inflict on his ex-partner the greatest pain that he could imagine, an inhuman pain,” she said.