Hunt for Anna and Olivia Day 14: Woman claims to have seen them in Cadiz
The hunt continues for the two girls, Anna and Olivia aged 1 and 6, who disappeared from Tenerife two weeks ago with their father Tomas Gimeno, as the Guardia Civil have been following a lead in Cadiz, in mainland Spain. Several videos and pictures of the girls have been shared encouraging information on their whereabouts, and yesterday a woman contacted saying that she had seen the girls with their father on a beach in Cádiz.
TV program ‘Espejo Público’ on Antena 3 has revealed that a woman has contacted the authorities to report that she saw the two girls in the company of their father on Playa Roche beach, which is located between Chiclana and Cádiz, an area full of luxury developments.
According to her story, she was walking with a friend on the beach and saw the girls playing. She says that she and her friend even stopped to look at the girls, and when they returned home they saw the search alert on the news. She pointed out in her statement that the girls were accompanied by a bearded man who was about 37 years old. A physical description that matches that of Tomás Gimeno.
However, upon receiving the notice and given that this woman "assured" said possibility, the agents made the necessary inquiries and verified that it was not true.
The search operation, which began after the mother reported the disappearance of her daughters on April 28th, is therefore still active. The girls should have been returned to their mother's home the day before, but this was not the case, and since then there has been no news of the little girls or their father.
“Daddy, shark” heard on radio:
According to Telecinco, two fisherman have contacted the police saying they heard children’s voices on their radio the day after the girls went missing. They claimed to have heard a girl babbling on the radio, and could only make out two words: "Daddy, shark!"
According to their story: "We were fishing the day after the girls disappeared and, during the time between 6pm, maybe 6.15 and 7pm, we heard a girl speak on a radio channel," said one of them, detailing that it was "on channel 9, which is an open channel, that anyone located in the vicinity could have tuned in to. Then we heard a girl babbling for about 15 or 20 minutes, several times, and the only thing we got out of the conversation was Daddy, shark!” He continued saying that “you could tell it was only a little girl”.
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"The girls' mother is devastated, broken with grief"
Joaquín Amills, the president of SOS Desaparecidos, speaks almost daily with Beatriz Zimmermann, Anna and Olivia's mother, and is devoted to the case. He is a great support for the girls' mother, with whom he talks almost daily. “The mother is devastated, broken with pain. We have been around for many days. Of course, she doesn’t lose hope or trust in the Guardia Civil, but the pain and anguish grows day by day. It's horrible to be in this situation," says Amills.
He is satisfied with the diffusion that the different videos that Beatriz is sharing on social media are having so that people can share them. "The video of the girls now has 19 million views," said the president of the association.
In addition, Amills relates that the mother is convinced that Gimeno will not harm the girls: “The girls need to be with their mother. You have to be strong and not lose hope. I have spoken with the mother of the girls. We are convinced that the father will not harm the little ones.”