Family of missing Swiss twins 'worried'

8th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

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

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