Search widened for missing father and daughters as blood found on his boat
The search has been widened this morning, lead by the Guardia Civil, to try to find the whereabouts of the two girls, aged one and six, who have been missing along with their father, Tomás Gimeno, since Tuesday night. The Courts have also initiated preliminary proceedings for the alleged commission for the crime of kidnapping against the father.
As confirmed by sources from the, air and maritime troops along with agents of the Special Group of Underwater Activities of the Guardia Civil and the Local Police of Güímar, are looking for the two girls and their father from the tip of Anaga to Güímar, and searches have also been carried out on properties of the father of the little girl and direct relatives, as well now on the other islands.
The Guardia Civil have confirmed, that the child’s pushchair seat, that detaches to also be used in cars for small children, found yesterday floating in the sea close to where the fathers boat was found, is owned by the family.
The police are investigating and tracking Tomás Gimeno’s bank accounts to see if there were any unusual movements prior to the disappearance of the father and his daughters.
The Guardia Civil reported that they have found traces of blood on the boat owned by Tomás Gimeno, where he was seen for the last time buy port security, before disappearing without being accompanied at that time by his two daughters, ages 1 and 6, who are also still unaccounted for. The blood found is currently being analyzed to determine who it belongs to.
UCO agents, which are a specialized unit of the Guardia Civil that deal with the most complicated cases, are travelling to Tenerife to work on the search of Tomás Gimeno and his daughters. This unit has been involved in the most high profile cases in Spain of people disappearing or being kidnapped.
(Article will continue to be updated as information comes in)