Olivia, 6 years old, and her sister Anna, one year old, had been missing since the end of April on the island of the Canary Islands archipelago in Spain after the sending of a last "farewell" message from their father, him. also disappeared, to their mother from whom he was separated.
Tras la pista de Anna y Olivia: 45 días de búsqueda desesperada de las niñas de Tenerife https://t.co/bvgD8lsjNX
- EL MUNDO (@elmundoes) June 10, 2021
The day after their disappearance, a boat belonging to the father and a car seat used by Anna were found adrift off the coast of Tenerife, leading the authorities to launch a search in the area.
Since this disappearance, the search continued until a body was found Thursday at the bottom of the ocean.
It has been identified as that of little Olivia, according to the spokesperson for the Civil Guard.
The authorities have decided to continue the search to try to find the youngest daughter and the father.
The announcement of the discovery of Olivia's body 1000 meters deep in a bag weighted by the anchor of the father's boat, according to the media, sparked a great wave of emotion in the country.
"A question of state"
"I can not imagine the pain of the mother of little Anna and Olivia, disappeared in Tenerife, facing the terrible news that we have just learned," lamented the Spanish Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez Thursday evening on Twitter.
No puedo imaginar el dolor de la madre de las pequeñas Anna y Olivia, desaparecidas in Tenerife, ante the terrible noticia que acabamos de conocer.
Mi abrazo, mi cariño y el de toda mi familia, que hoy se solidariza con Beatriz y sus seres queridos.
- Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) June 10, 2021
“There are no words to accompany Beatriz (name of the mother of the two daughters) in this moment of terrible pain.
This violence against mothers to strike where it hurts the most is a matter of state, ”said Equality Minister Irene Montero, member of the radical left Podemos party.
In Spain, 39 minors have been murdered by their fathers or by their mother's companions or ex-companions since 2013, according to government figures on gender violence. Several feminist groups called for demonstrations this Friday evening in several cities in Spain to denounce this crime as well as an upsurge in feminicides since the beginning of the year in the country.