Family of missing Swiss twins 'worried'

8th February 2011, Comments 1 comment

The uncle of Swiss twin girls who have been missing for a week said Tuesday the family was "very worried" after they received money the father posted before he committed suicide in Italy.

Matthias Schepp threw himself under a train in southeastern Italy last Thursday, having failed to return six-year-olds Alessia and Livia to his estranged wife in the western Swiss lakeside village of St-Sulpice on January 30.

"We received several letters from Italy, from the village where he committed suicide, with all the money he took out in Marseille," Valerio Lucidi told journalists outside the mother's home.

Lucidi said there was no letter with the 8,000 euros.

"It worries us because the theory that he might have paid someone to keep the children doesn't hold any more," he added.

© 2011 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • FMaggi posted:

    on 8th February 2011, 15:55:33 - Reply

    It looks like a strong case of premeditation, to keep people off his tracks...
    - no car seats for kids / their clothes at his house
    - a postcard frm Marseilles - so people look there
    - taking out money from bank there-noticeable
    - purchasing 3 tickets, but no one saw the kids on the boat or at the port
    - running as far away from what may turn out to be the true scene of the crime