Fingerprint test confirms 100% that body found is Olivia's
A fingerprint test has definitively confirmed that the body rescued from a thousand metres deep off the coast of Tenerife yesterday, Thursday, is that of the six-year-old girl Olivia Zimmermann, kidnapped by her father along with her sister Anna, aged one, as reported by the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands.
Forensics experts confirmed last night that the body of the girl retrieved by the oceanographic vessel Ángeles Alvariño inside a sports bag weighed down by an anchor, was Olivia, but this now makes it official, even though there was no doubt.
The Ángeles Alvariño is maintaining the search operation in the area, but so far no trace has been found of the younger daughter, or of her father, Tomás Gimeno.
Earlier today the Spanish Government pledged their support to the search by saying that the search vessel can stay in the Canary Islands beyond its Monday deadline of June 14th, until something about Anna’s whereabouts has been found.
The girl’s mother, Beatriz Zimmermann, was informed last night about the discovery that has shocked not just Tenerife, but the whole of the Canary Islands and Spain. A minutes silence has been respected by town halls across the island for the tragic end to Olivia’s short life.