The social services of the City Council Godella, the town of Valencia where young María Gombau allegedly killed this Wednesday to their children of three years and five months, had opened two files on the family, as reported this Friday the mayor of the municipality, Eva Sanchis. The second action was opened at the request of the "extended family" of Gombau, the mayor said, referring to the mother of the 28-year-old girl and grandmother of the children.
The first file, in 2016, was initiated as a result of a "conflict of neighborhood coexistence" at the request of the Court of Instruction No. 2 of Paterna, but was filed that same year after the City Council found that the family, which by then only I had a child, I had left the municipality.
The second file was opened this week. On Monday, the grandmother of the children called the local Godella police to warn of the bad situation in which the family was. Two patrols, Godella and the neighboring population of Rocafort, moved to the home of the first municipality, where they lived illegally, found that "both parents and children were fine" and considered that it was a "relational conflict with the extended family ", that is, with Gombau's mother and grandmother of children.
The next day, on Wednesday, the grandmother called the minor's phone very worried, who got in touch with the social services of Godella. They opened a new file and asked the Godella health center and the public school in Rocafort where the oldest child was enrolled and also contacted the mother of Gombau to expand the information available to them. This second municipal action was, however, cut abruptly by the tragic outcome of the events. In the hours that followed, probably that same night, the mother allegedly beat her children to death and buried them near the house. The father participated in the events, at least, as an accessory, as the investigators believe at the moment.
Mayor Sanchis, who has appeared with the rest of her local government team and the head of the local police, has expressed condolences to the family, said that the Consistory has decreed three days of mourning for the death of children and has declined to answer questions arguing that the City can not give more information when a judicial investigation is underway.