Madrid: The physique of a six-year-old lady has been present in off Tenerife island six weeks after she and her sister have been snatched by their father in a discovery that has shocked Spain.
Olivia and her one-year-old sister Anna have been reported lacking within the Canary Islands on April 27 after their father made a telephone name “with a farewell tone” to his estranged spouse, a spokesman for the Guardia Civil police advised AFP.
The next day, a ship belonging to the daddy and a child automobile seat have been discovered floating within the waters off the island of Tenerife.
On Thursday night, search groups discovered a baby’s physique on the seabed which was later recognized because the six-year-old, a spokesman stated.
Media stories stated the physique was discovered at a depth of 1,000 metres inside a bag that had been weighed down by an anchor.
Investigators are nonetheless trying to find the toddler Anna and her father.
“I can’t think about the ache of the mom of Anna and Olivia who disappeared in Tenerife following this horrendous information,” wrote Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Twitter.
Equality Minister Irene Montero added: “This violence in opposition to girls who’re moms, which hits them the place it hurts most, is a precedence for the federal government.”
Official figures present that 39 minors have been killed by their fathers or by their moms’ companions, or ex-partners, since 2013.
A number of feminist teams have organised demonstrations in numerous Spanish cities on Friday night time to denounce the crime.