Thomas Gimeno moved fast on the night of the events. But his movements were recorded thanks to the geolocation provided by his mobile phone within the metropolitan area of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and at sea. At 9:27 p.m., Tomás Gimeno returned to the Tenerife Marina, next to the Dársena Pesquera, and stopped at the access fence to said marina, as recorded in the car issued yesterday by the judge who has so far taken the kidnapping case and murder of girls Anna and Olivia.
Once he reached the entrance to Marina Tenerife, the security guard opened the door for him to enter the premises. Again, he parked in front of dock A, where his boat was docked. From that moment until 9:36 p.m., Thomas takes three trips from the car to the boat Esquilon, with different objects, among which were the two bags in which he carried the corpses of the small. In the end, at 9:40 p.m., the individual set sail with his ship for an unknown destination.
“I’m already off the island”
At 9:51 p.m. Beatriz Zimmermann contacted Tomás by phone, who at that time He informed her that he was already “off the island with the girls.” According to the information collected by the Civil Guard professionals, at 9:59 p.m., the girls’ mother called him again and the businessman told her that he was no longer going to see the girls or him; that he was leaving with them, and that he would start a new life. At 10:30 p.m. and 10:40 p.m., Beatriz repeated the calls, already from the Radazul Civil Guard post. And the answer was the same, although an agent intervened, according to the list of facts that appears in the judicial order.
When he was far enough from the coast and over an area that he knew was very deep, at around 10:30 p.m., the man threw the sports bags containing the lifeless body of his daughter Olivia into the sea from the boat and, presumably Anna’s; both tied to an anchor by means of a chain and a rope. The aforementioned packages were deposited on the bottom of the sea at a depth of one kilometer. At 10:30 p.m., the Tomás called Beatriz again to tell her that he couldn’t allow his daughters to grow up without him. At 10:44 p.m., the mobile phone of Thomas went offline, supposedly due to running out of battery. At that moment he decided to return to port.
At 11:15 p.m., at the mouth of the Fishing Dock, the businessman came across a Civil Guard boat. The agents began remote monitoring and told him to dock at the dock. Officials from the Armed Institute denounced him for breaking the curfew. After going to his car to get the documentation, he asked the guards if he could go home. But later he told the agents that he would sleep in the boat. The Maritime Service vessel went to Punta de Anaga, from where it returned at 2:30 am.
Recharge the mobile
Later, the girls’ father asked the guard if he had a charger compatible with his mobile, but they did not find any like that. At 11:45 p.m., he drove his car to a gas station on the San Andrés highway, where he bought the charger, tobacco, and a bottle of water. He returned to the port and loaded the terminal. Afterwards, he waited for almost a quarter of an hour on his boat. Picking up his phone, he asked the worker if he knew where the patrol car was. The watchman replied that they could walk through San Andrés. Minutes later, she set sail again.
At 12:41 am on April 28, Tomás’ mobile was operational again. From that moment until one in the morning, it was connected to the repeaters of the metropolitan area, Añaza and Barranco Grande. As of 2:00 a.m., the antennas that linked it were one located on the road between Santa María del Mar and Las Chumberas (TF-2) and others in La Laguna. The last communication, at 2:28 am, occurs thanks to a repeater in the Plaza del Adelantado. At that moment, He spoke with the mother of the little ones several times to tell her that in time the little ones would be fine with him, since he had enough money to live, as well as that he would go away. At 2:11 am, the alleged murderer said goodbye permanently.
Messages to the father
At 1:51 a.m., he sent messages to two friends to say goodbye and to leave them several of his belongingsLike his motorcycle, his quad and even the boat he was in at the time. And at 2:05 am he wrote another text to his father, to explain that he was really sorry, that he was sorry for him, but that he needed this. What’s more, He clarified that, finally, he would be fine and as he wanted. The last message was sent at 2:27 am.
Change of court
The Güímar magistrate issued his loss of knowledge about the proceedings, which will be assumed by the Court of Violence against Women of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, as the mother has her domicile in the latter judicial district. The judge yesterday raised the secret of the proceedings, so the Prosecutor’s Office and the mother of the minors will have access to them. Also cancels the international search warrant for Gimeno as alleged perpetrator of a crime of child abduction, and modifies it by a requisition for two aggravated crimes of homicide (this is a preliminary qualification and susceptible to variation) and one against moral integrity in the field of gender violence, according to reported yesterday the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.