The Ángeles Alvariño expands its search area looking for Tomas Gimeno
In the last few hours, the Ángeles Alvariño's sonar and submarine have been searching more than seven miles from the coastline and more than 1,500 metres deep in the Atlantic Ocean looking for the bodies of Tomas Gimeno and his 1-year-old daughter Anna. They are working on the scenario that he could have thrown his mobile into the sea, where the signal is suddenly lost, and continued to sail out to sea to kill himself.
Investigators aren’t prepared to give up the search for the missing father and daughter, but do believe that the chances of finding them in the sea is reduced every day due to the terrain, depth, and currents that all affect the equipment of the Ángeles Alvariño search vessel.
In the meantime, agents of the Guardia Civil have carried out a sixth search at his house in Igueste de Candelaria, desperately trying to find some clue however big or small to his whereabouts, and to check for sedatives or painkillers that he could have administered to his daughters, but didn´t find any.
This new search is part of the pending proceedings of the reconstruction of the hours prior to the moment in which Tomás Gimeno allegedly ended the lives of his daughters in this house, one of whom, the eldest Olivia, was found dead at the bottom of the sea 40 days after the events.
In this specific case, to check if they could have been drugged, is something they are waiting to be confirmed by the definitive results of the autopsy carried out on 6-year-old Olivia, who according to the preliminary report, died from acute pulmonary oedema.