Amy Gerard (photo above) was discovered on December 4 in the sea on Tenerife. Her death is treated as a possible murder
The mysterious death of the British killer whale & # 39; s trainer Amy Gerard is being treated as a possible homicide and her boyfriend has been dramatically told that he is being investigated.
The body of the 28-year-old was discovered on December 4 last year, floating in the sea at Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife after she went missing after a night out at a café with the German beloved Dennis Kissing and friends.
A confidentiality order was issued about the lawsuit leading to her disappearance and death when a court specializing in violence against women handled the case.
Today, the court officials in Tenerife confirmed that the confidentiality order had been lifted and Amy & # 39; s friend would be summoned before a judge to testify.
The British expat Amy, whose family traveled to Tenerife after her disappearance, worked in the Loro Parque marine amusement park in Tenerife.
An official who spoke on behalf of the investigating judge responsible for the Court of Violence against Women in La Orotova, where Grimsby, Amy, Lincolnshire-born, lived when she disappeared, said: “The court has lifted the confidentiality decision since the case last years after the discovery of the body of Amy Louise Gerard from Puerto de la Cruz.
The body was discovered in the sea opposite the lighthouse in the town of Puerto de la Cruz, where Amy, 28, lived
Amy Gerard (photo above) was missing since Thursday November 29. Her German friend Dennis Kissing is reportedly summoned for questioning
& # 39; The court has confirmed that the investigation has found indications of crime against the friend of the Loro Parque employee, who has been summoned in the coming weeks to testify as a person under official investigation about his possible involvement in the death of Amy.
& # 39; The young woman disappeared on November 30 last year. It was the last time she was seen alive that evening in a bar in Puerto de la Cruz with several people, including the person being examined.
& # 39; When the autopsy showed that her body had signs of violence, the judge investigating the case passed it on to the Court of Violence against Women in La Orotova, where the dead woman lived. & # 39;
British animal trainer Amy Gerard (photo) who disappeared in November after a night out with friends on Tenerife
Dennis Kissing did not name the statement as the man under investigation, although at the time he was Amy & 39's boyfriend and was known to be with him on the night she disappeared after she had the Molly Malone pub in Puerto de la Cruz leave.
She was filmed and looked happy and relaxed, while dancing with Mr Kissling in a circle to the Pogues song New York Fairytale.
Amy and Dennis, colleagues from the Loro Parque amusement park on Tenerife, would have gone their own way after leaving the pub.
Police were told that university graduate Amy, alienated from her personal trainer husband Ryan Docherty, was not a big drinker and did not look drunk or tipsy when she left the pub.
Ryan, presumably in Britain when Amy went missing, called on information about her whereabouts after she had disappeared.
The Tenerife police appeared to rule out the existence of a crime three days after the discovery of Amy's body on December 4 last year by saying that the & # 39; apparent circumstances & # 39; that led to her death were not the result of a & # 39; violent act & # 39 ;.
The graduate university disappeared shortly after midnight after leaving the Molly Malone pub in the city (photo) where she had been on a friend's birthday
The police (photo) discovered the remains of a woman in the ocean in December and DNA tests confirmed that the body was that of Amy Gerard
Afterwards, a Tenerife radio station claimed that forensic experts who had performed a post-mortem on Amy had ruled out the idea of a violent death.
However, officials did not make an official comment because of the confidentiality order.
Mr. Kissling did not respond to messages left for him before it turned out that he was under investigation.
Mama Julie, 59, and sister Chloe, 30, flew to Tenerife with Chloe & fiancé after learning Amy & 39's disappearance.
Amy & # 39; s family said in a statement released almost fourteen days after the discovery of her body: "The DNA results confirm our worst nightmare and we are all saddened that Amy is no longer with us.
& # 39; The police investigation is still ongoing and there is no longer any information to share. & # 39;
Dennis Kissing is a & # 39; person under official investigation about his possible involvement & # 39; at the death of Amy Gerard (photo), from Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Matthew Searle MBE, general manager of the Lucie Blackman Trust, founded by the Lucie Blackman family after being murdered in Tokyo by a Japanese businessman from Japan and who helped the Amy family, added at the time: & # 39; This is the worst news for the family just before Christmas.
The thoughts of all of us here on charity are with Amy's family and we continue to support them. The family has asked for privacy and we hope that this will be offered to them. & # 39; Under Spanish law, an investigating judge takes an exceptional measure when he or she places a confidentiality order with regard to an investigation.
The order is normally applied for 30 days, but can be extended.
Confidentiality orders are designed to ensure the efficiency of a legal issue.
The remains were discovered near the lighthouse in the town of Puerto de la Cruz (file image) and near where Mrs. Gerard was last seen
They limit the number of people who have access to the court's file, which means that, for example, defense lawyers for suspects in cases where the police have doubts about someone cannot see the file while the confidentiality order has been introduced.
Officials who break orders by revealing sensitive information may in some cases be fined or even sentenced to prison.
Mr. Kissing will be questioned as an & # 39; investigado & # 39; when he appears in court, which literally means that he is under official investigation.
He would not be charged – if it was believed that he had to appear in court after a full investigation – until further in line.
Officials have not said that arrests have taken place.