Olivia Gimeno died from a Acute Pulmonary Edema, according to the first conclusions of the autopsy carried out this Friday at the Anatomical Institute of Tenerife. This occurs when there is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the lungs. In other words, according to the first conclusions, the six-year-old girl drowned.
The toxicological, biological and histopathological analyzes are still pending, which will determine if the minor was sedated before being thrown into the sea, as reported by the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands.
The girl’s body was found this Thursday at 1,000 meters deep in the Tenerife sea, after his disappearance on April 27. Tomás Gimeno, father of Anna and Olivia, threw the little girls into the sea in two sports bags tied to the anchor of his boat, according to the main hypothesis considered by the Civil Guard.
The discovery occurred three nautical miles from the coast, within the search area delimited by the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Civil Guard, between the Puertito de Güímar and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In the same area, the father’s boat adrift with traces of blood was found in the first days of the search. It had sailed from the marina Tenerife Marina, a few kilometers from the island capital.
Search services found the lifeless body of six-year-old Olivia inside one of the bags. The other bag was empty and all suspicions point to the fact that Anna was there, one year old, although there is still no trace of her.
The finding came after a raid by the underwater robot deployed from the Ángeles Alvariño ship of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography throughout Thursday. Once the bags were found, Olivia Gimeno’s body was transferred to the mainland, where it arrived at the Forensic Anatomical Institute of Tenerife, in the lagoon around 6 pm.
The autopsy ended this Friday at approximately 3:00 p.m. The judicial authority assures that it still does not have the report in writing and that “no data will be provided until said report” is in its possession.
A very careful plan
The bags found by the Civil Guard tied to the anchor on the seabed support the hypothesis that Tomás Gimeno, 37, escaped with the girls in his boat and, a short distance from the coast, threw them into the sea tied to the anchor . This possibility had grown since Tuesday, when the sonar of the same oceanographic ship found at the same depth from the surface -1,000 meters- un duvet and a bottle of oxygen belonging to Gimeno.
Olivia’s body has appeared after the Civil Guard weighed the hypothesis that the father had also been ballasted to the bottom of the sea tied to a lead weight of eight kilos. These were the first criminology conclusions after finding Gimeno’s objects. However, this is still a hypothesis since it is still there is no trace of Thomas or the youngest of his daughters, Anna, only one year old.
Everything indicates that Tomás had perfectly planned the kidnapping and subsequent murder of his daughters. On April 27 he picked them up at his mother’s house, Beatriz Zimmerman, with the promise that he would return them at dinner time. They never arrived. In the last conversation the ex-partner had, he was very clear: “You will never see the girls again. Nor me. I will take care of them so that they are well cared for ”.