Police are still on the hunt for Tomas Gimeno and his youngest daughter Anna, one year old, after they found the body of his oldest child Olivia, six, in a sports bag strapped to an anchor more than 3,000 feet below on Thursday. water off the coast of Tenerife.
An empty bag, which authorities said contained Anna, was also found.
A judge investigating the trio’s disappearance on April 27 accused Gimeno, 37, of killing his children and leaving their bodies where he had done in “a planned and premeditated manner to chat to his ex- partner inhuman pain ”.
Mum Beatriz Zimmerman, who used social media to publicize her daughters’ disappearances before the grim discovery earlier this week, admitted that she had accepted that Anna was also dead in an open letter of thanks to those who l ‘had helped by spreading his SOS messages and praying.
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She called her ex-partner’s actions “the most monstrous act a person can commit”, saying she hoped the deaths of Olivia and Anna had not been in vain and would lead to more. protection, education and respect for children.
She added, “It is now two angels who have come into the world to teach a great lesson at the cost of their own lives. “
She also admitted that she would give anything right now to perform the “simple” act of combing her hair, confessing: “As a mother it hurts my soul that I couldn’t save. their life.
“I wish I could have been there with them then, holding their hands and dying together.”
“But that couldn’t happen because Tomas wanted me to suffer by seeking them restlessly and for the rest of my life. That’s the reason he left me alive.
Describing the discovery of Olivia’s body on Thursday as a “miracle” produced by the love and energy shown by supporters after the news of her daughters’ disappearance was announced, Beatriz wrote: “When they told me about the new, my world has collapsed around me and well is very difficult, at least now i can mourn her loss and feel my daughters by my side every moment, feel them when i wake up, when i have breakfast, all day until I go to bed.
Saying that April 27, the day that Gimeno was allegedly kidnapped and disappeared with his daughters, should become National Children’s Day, she wrote: “I hope the girls’ deaths will serve to raise awareness of the love we give to our children, valuing it and when we are with them, not having other things in mind but focusing on them.
“They need us and adore us. Olivia and Anna, now the little angels of the children, ask you to give your children all the love, dedication, respect and to instill in them values for a better world.
“They may be dead in their bodies, but their souls are with us all forever, helping to have more awareness, love and respect for us.
“The vast majority of people are amazing beings, they showed it in this cruel act with compassion and pain. “
She signed her letter: “Beatriz, mother of Olivia and Anna, the little angels. “
A Spanish judge charged with investigating the disappearance of Gimeno and his daughters described the night he allegedly murdered them, saying that the ongoing criminal investigation should be handed over to a specialized tribunal responsible for crimes of violence against women in the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz.
Gimeno disappeared after allegedly telling his ex-partner that she would never see her children again after starting a new relationship.
Priscila Espinosa Guterriez, in a nine-page written decision detailing the conclusions she reached when she announced her decision, said: “The evidence points to Tomas Gimeno’s intention on April 27 when he took his daughters away, being not to tear them away from their mother and take them to an unknown place, but to kill them in a planned and premeditated way to cause inhuman pain to his ex-partner.
She added: “He would have deliberately tried to create uncertainty as to the fate his daughters suffered by hiding their bodies on the ocean floor after killing them, choosing a location deep underwater and away from the coast. where he thought they would never be found.
“This all happened after he told his ex-partner and those close to him that he was going to disappear with the girls and that they would never be seen again. “
The father of two was filmed on CCTV carrying the sports bags he allegedly stuffed his daughters’ bodies into from his Audi A3 to his boat at a marina in the capital of Santa Cruz.
The empty ship, without the anchor, was discovered off Puertito de Guimar, in the eastern corner of the island, just over 10 miles south of Santa Cruz, hours after it and the girls.
A research vessel loaned to the police by the Spanish Oceanographic Institute called Angeles Alvarino, continues to scan the ocean floor in the area where Oliva’s body was found.
A scuba tank and a duvet cover belonging to the father of the youngsters had been discovered Monday more than 3,000 feet underwater near the same area.
There are growing concerns that Anna’s body could never be found if left in the empty tote that police discovered.