Spanish authorities are looking for a lacking one-year-old woman after the physique of her sister was discovered at sea close to the Canary Islands.
The six-year-old woman was discovered useless on the seabed on Thursday at a depth of round 1,000 metres. Coroners have confirmed that her physique was present in a bag and tied to an anchor.
Another comparable empty bag was discovered close by by a particular oceanographic analysis vessel, Spain’s Civil Guard mentioned.
Authorities suspect the 2 younger women had been taken by their father weeks earlier from Tenerife with out the mom’s permission. A seek for the one-year-old woman and her father, Tomás Gimeno, remains to be ongoing.
The incident has left many in Spain shocked and has sparked widespread messages of assist for the victims’ mom, Beatriz Zimmermann.
“I cannot imagine the pain of the mother … at the terrible news we have just heard,” tweeted Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.
“My embrace, my affection, and that of all my family, who today stand in solidarity with Beatriz and her loved ones.”
Gimeno and the women went lacking on April 27 in Tenerife, the most important island in Spain’s Gran Canaria. Zimmermann claims that the daddy instructed her she would by no means see them once more.
Gimeno was final seen within the marina of Santa Cruz de Tenerife loading his boat with a number of baggage. The subsequent day, his vessel was discovered empty and adrift close to Puertito de Güímar.
Interpol additionally joined the search, publishing the images of the 2 women and issuing “yellow notices” for lacking individuals.
Women’s rights organisations have known as for protests on Friday throughout Spain towards violence towards ladies, whereas a minute of silence in reminiscence of the sisters was additionally noticed in entrance of Tenerife’s metropolis corridor.