Little was known about vicarious violence when on April 27, 2021 it was made public that two minors from Tenerife, Olivia and Anna, six and one year old, respectively, disappeared with their father, Tomás Gimeno, hours after the The parent should return the minors to their mother, Beatriz Zimmerman, from whom he was separated. Public opinion and researchers suspected from the beginning that this event was not accidental but, unfortunately, the theory that gave oxygen every day to the mother of the minors ended up being false, exposing the cruel reality of the plan devised by the young Gimeno, who sought to inflict the greatest possible suffering on his ex-wife, first assassinating the girls and throwing their bodies into the sea in a deep area, shortly before announcing to the mother that he was taking the minors out of Spain and that he would never return let me see.
As is often the case in these cowardly stories, Tomás Gimeno, a good boy from the bourgeoisie of Tenerife, took his own life, presumably by throwing himself into the sea in the same place where he threw the corpses of his two girls, although neither his body nor that of Anna, the smallest, they managed to find.
Yes, Olivia’s remains are found thanks to the work of the Ángeles Alvariño ship which, after eleven days of scanning the seabed with its side-scan sonar, detected a suspected bulge at the bottom, about 1,000 meters deep in front of the coasts of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. When the underwater robot managed to extract it, it was found that it was a sports bag weighed down by the weight of the anchor of Gimeno’s boat, inside which was the body of a minor, a girl of about six years old. During the same operation, according to sources in the case, a second sports bag was brought to the surface, which was empty, but the technicians observed next to it the presence of another lump at the bottom, which they could not identify and which finally did not. could be rescued.
On April 27, the girls’ father picked them up at the home of their mother, Beatriz Zimmerman, at 5:00 p.m. to spend the afternoon with them. At 7:30 p.m., he went to his parents’ residence. It was the last time the little ones were seen.
Later, he returned home with the minors, where he spent about two hours and, at 9:30 p.m., the cameras in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife captured him alone, carrying two military duffel bags and packages from his car to his pleasure boat. . At 9:50 p.m. he made his first voyage to the high seas.
Shortly before, he had talked with his ex-wife, since she had gone to look for her girls around nine at night and had not found them at home. Gimeno assured him first that he was having dinner with them, although later he told him that he would not see them again, nor him. Tomás returned to land at 11:30 p.m. and bought tobacco and a mobile phone charger at a gas station; Later, he asked the port watchman to charge his phone and spoke to his wife again, who reassured her that he had already put the girls to bed and would return them the next day.
Gimeno returned to the sea and that’s when he lost track of it. That same morning, he sent farewell messages to his family and friends, who notified Beatriz early on April 28. She reported him to the Civil Guard and that same day the boat was found adrift in a deep area, where a child seat owned by the family also appeared. Just one day before the disappearance, Tomás had moved thousands of euros from his accounts before his alleged flight with his daughters.
Among his friends he had leaked that he was going to “change continents”, a strategy that sought to plunge the mother into the eternal search for the minors when he had already murdered them and tried to hide them at the bottom of a sea that he finally spat Gimeno’s cruel lie.