Grim new details about missing girls after body found tied to anchor

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WARNING – DISTRESSING CONTENT: More distressing details have emerged about a Spanish girl found dead and tied to an anchor, and her missing sister.

Olivia Gimeno Zimmermann, 6, was found in a bag and tied to an anchor at a depth of 1000 metres in a seabed near the Canary Islands.

The six-year-old was reported missing on April 27 from Tenerife along with her one-year-old sister, Anna. 

Olivia Zimmermann, 6, pictured with her sister, one-year-old Anna.
Anna, 1, and sister Olivia Zimmermann, 6, were reported missing on April 27. It's believed they were taken by their dad, Tomas Gimeno. Source: Source: SOS Desaparecidos

A search is still ongoing for Anna and her 37-year-old father, Tomas Gimeno.

According to Spanish news site El Periodico, drugs, including muscle relaxants, were allegedly found by police in Gimeno’s Tenerife home and the Civil Guard believe these were used to incapacitate his daughters.

Security footage seen by the publication allegedly shows Gimeno carrying several bags, including two large duffels which police believe contained Olivia and Anna.

The anchor attached to the bag Olivia was found in was believed to be from Gimeno’s boat. Anna is yet to be found.

Olivia Zimmermann, 6, is pictured.
Olivia has been found dead but her sister remains missing. Source: SOS Desaparecidos

Gimeno was reportedly also able to get access to prescription drugs after suffering a motocross accident.

National and regional government officials condemned Olivia's death and showed support for the girls' mother, Beatriz Zimmermann.

Ms Zimmermann, who had separated from Gimeno before his disappearance, alleges he told her on April 27 she would never see the girls again.

He had just picked them up as part of his visitation rights.

Spanish Oceanographic Institute vessel 'Angeles Alvarino' continues the search for one-year-old Anna Gimeno and her father, Tomas Gimeno, a few kilometers off the coast of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Canaries, Spain.
The Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO)'s vessel 'Angeles Alvarino' searches for Anna and her dad, Tomas Gimeno. Source: AAP

Gimeno’s boat was recovered by authorities on Monday (local time), but there was no one on board, El Pais reported.

An oxygen tank and a duvet cover were also found floating in the sea.

Crews intend on combing the sea until at least June 14 in the hopes of finding Anna and her father.

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