Items Discovered In Tenerife Waters Belonged To Missing Girls’ Father

Body Found In Search For Two Missing Girls In Tenerife

Body Found In Search For Two Missing Girls In Tenerife. Image: Twitter

Items discovered waters off Tenerife, including an oxygen bottle and duvet cover, belonged to Tomas Gimeno, the father of two girls who disappeared in Tenerife.

THE objects were found this Monday by the oceanographic ship that is searching the coast of Tenerife in search of the girls, Anna and Olivia, who disappeared on April 28, La Sexta reported.

The oxygen bottle and duvet cover have been sent to the Guardia Civil in Madrid for analysis.

Given these findings, the oceanographic vessel which was due to end working today, June 8, will continue searching for clues for the next 14 days depending on how the search evolves.

The ship, which has a sonar and an underwater robot, works round the clock and has so far combed an area of 34 square kilometres.

The search area is based on the data from Gomez’s phone on the night of April 27.

Experts have not ruled out the possibility that he may be trying to sail to South America.

Gimeno took the girls to his boat and sailed away from the local marina at 12.30am on April 28. But the boat was found empty the next day. Later, a car seat that Anna used was found floating in the sea.

Last month, the girls’ mother, Beatriz Zimmermann, wrote an open letter to explain how she feared she would never see her daughters again.

“I almost can’t find the words anymore. I want to disappear too, I’ve no more strength, this is torture. What hurts the most is thinking that I can’t know how they are doing, not being able to talk, not knowing when I’m going to see them again,” Beatriz wrote on May 19.

“We can’t give up, the girls need me and I need them. I know you all have your own lives, your own problems, and that hearing sad things will make you sadder… but can you imagine if we find them thanks to all our efforts? All together we can do it, if we act like one big family,” she added asking people to keep sharing their photos in the hope that they can be found.

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