The body found at sea in Tenerife, in the absence of the latest forensic evidence, is that of Olivia, 6 years old, the minor missing along with her sister Anna, 1, and who has been searched tirelessly for more than forty days.
On April 27, Tomás Antonio GC did not return his daughters at the time agreed with his ex-partner and notified him by phone that he would not see them again, nor would he. From minute one, the Civil Guard classified this disappearance as a high risk.
These are the main events surrounding the case:
April 27: Tomás GC, father of Anna and Olivia, aged 1 and 6, respectively, does not return his daughters to their mother and ex-partner, Beatriz.
April 28: According to the police reconstruction, Tomás set sail from the port of the Marina de Tenerife, where he has a ship docked. Hours later, the ship is found adrift, without occupants.
April 29: A child restraint seat in vehicles belonging to one of the girls appears floating in the sea. A day later, the Civil Guard reported the discovery of blood remains on the boat.
– Show solidarity towards the mother of the little girls. The Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, transmits, through Twitter, “all the support and affection to the mother of the two girls … We continue the search tasks with concern and attention.”
April 30: Search work for the girls on the island and searches are carried out in the house and a farm of the father of the minors in the municipality of Candelaria.
May 4: The mother’s environment publishes the first video of the girls.
May 5: Suspicions from the family environment that Tomás could have fled with his daughters to a country in South America.
May 14: The mother publishes a letter in which she assures that she will not stop until she finds them.
May 17: The general director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez, informs that a sonar and an underwater robot will be incorporated into the search.
– New registration, the fourth, of the father’s house, this time with dogs trained in the detection of biological remains.
May 20: The mother asks her ex-partner “not to prolong this torture.”
23 May: The oceanographic vessel Angeles Alvariño, equipped with sonar and underwater robot, capable of maneuvering up to 2,000 meters deep, leaves the port of Vigo for Tenerife to participate in the search.
May 25: Four weeks after the disappearance of the little girls, the mother affirms: “There are no words to describe how I feel.”
May 30: The oceanographic vessel Ángeles Alvariño begins search work on the seabed.
June 7: They find an oxygen bottle and a duvet cover in the area where the boat was found. The next day it is confirmed that the objects belonged to the father.
June 10: The Government Delegation in the Canary Islands reports that a lifeless body apparently of a minor has appeared in the sea in the search area for the disappeared girls in Tenerife.
– The Higher Court of Justice of the Canary Islands informs that, in the absence of more decisive forensic medical evidence, the body found corresponds “almost certainly” to Olivia.
– The body was about 1,000 meters deep inside a sports bag tied to an anchor. Next to her was another empty sports bag.
– The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, show their pain and solidarity with the mother of the little girls.