Tourist vehicle may be clouding twins probe: Swiss police

16th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

Swiss police on Wednesday urged citizens who may have travelled to Corsica with a vehicle resembling that of the father of missing Swiss twins to come forward as this vehicle may be hampering their probe.

"People who were in Corsica during this period in question and whose vehicle resembles that of the father of the twins are requested to contact Vaud police or French police," a police statement said.

"The presence of the second vehicle is possible and is polluting the collection of witness accounts and information on the presence of the vehicle of the twins' father's car," police spokesman Jean-Christophe Sauterel said.

Police have therefore called for witnesses to try to identify this second vehicle.

Police in Italy, France and Switzerland have been hunting for the two girls after Schepp failed to return them to their mother on January 30.

It later emerged that Schepp confessed in a letter sent to his estranged wife to killing six-year-old Alessia and Livia before he threw himself under a train in Italy.

Investigators have focused their search on Corsica over the past few days after witnesses came forward to say they had seen Schepp and the two girls there on February 1.

According to the police inquiry, Schepp allegedly left Corsica on the same day, alone, aboard a ferry to mainland France from where he drove to southern Italy, where he committed suicide.

© 2011 AFP

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