According to the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands, in Spain, Tomás Gimeno, the girls’ father and the main suspect in their abduction, was with the lifeless bodies of his daughters for almost three hours, before disposing of them.
Since the end of May, Olivia and her sister Anna, one year old, were missing, after their father picked them up to take them to a dinner. Olivia’s body was found last Wednesday, 1,000 meters deep and three nautical miles (about 5.5 kilometers) from the mainland in a sports bag tied to the anchor of his father’s boat.
Meanwhile, the search for the body of Anna, one year old, and her father, 37, in a limited underwater area a few meters from the coast of Tenerife.
It is not ruled out that the possibility that the man is still alive, for which an international arrest warrant was issued for the alleged commission of two aggravated crimes of homicide and one against moral integrity in the field of gender violence, the latter would involve his ex-partner and mother of the girls, Beatriz Zimmermann.
The disappearance and crime
The afternoon of April 27, Thomas agreed with her ex-partner to spend the afternoon with their two daughters, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., he showed up at his ex-wife’s house to pick up Anna.
Then went for Olivia to a school practice in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Later, she left the little girl at her parents’ house and the older one for tennis lessons. Then he went to the port to test his boat.
Picked up Olivia at the tennis club and then returned to her parents’ house, where the two girls stayed until 7:26 p.m. From there, she moved with both girls to her farm in the municipality of Igueste de Candelaria, where she arrived at 7:47 p.m.
At 19.50 Olivia sent her mother a voice message in which she told her that her father asked her to go find some paintings at the farm. That message was the last that was known about the whereabouts of the minors.
Between 20 and 21.05, Thomas sedated his two daughters and suffocated them, according to Spanish media. Then he bagged the bodies and loaded them into his car, a white Audi A3.
At 9:05 p.m. he left the house and went back to his parents’, with the bodies in the trunk. There, at 9:13 p.m., he secretly left his dog and some credit cards, with his keys.
He also answered a call from the girls’ mother, who had traveled to the farm to look for the paintings that her eldest daughter had entrusted to her in the voicemail.
The woman took the opportunity to tell her ex-partner that it was already after 9 pm and that the girls should return with her. The man replied that they were going to eat something and then he would take them to her.
At 21.27, Thomas arrived at the pier of the Puerto Deportivo Marina de la Cruz de Tenerife. There he made three trips from the car to the Esquilón boat to carry the bags with the girls’ bodies inside.
At 9:51 p.m., the girls’ mother called him and it was at that moment that the man told her that she would never see the girls again, nor would he see him again.
At 22 hours, Thomas left the port with the girls’ bodies and 50 minutes later, he threw the bags with the bodies into the sea.
At 11:15 p.m. he returned to the port, where the Civil Guard agents sanctioned him for breaching the curfew imposed by Covid-19. The man went to his car to show the documents and told them that he was going to sleep on his boat.
As he ran out of battery, he took advantage and charged his cell phone in the car, then, after half an hour after midnight, he returned to his boat, set sail again and did not return to land.
Since he murdered his daughters and threw their bodies into the sea, about three hours passed, during which the man was with the corpses of the little girls.