Missing Swiss twins were on ferry to Corsica: prosecutor

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Twin six-year-old girls missing for more than a week from their home in Switzerland were last seen on a ferry to Corsica with their now-dead father, a Marseille prosecutor investigating the case said Wednesday.

Prosecutor Jacques Dallest told a news conference in Marseille that three witnesses had seen the twins on board the ferry.

Investigators had earlier been unable to determine if the children had taken the ferry after a witness reported seeing the father buying a ticket.

Family members have said they fear the worst after Matthias Schepp committed suicide in southeastern Italy last Thursday, having failed to return six-year-olds Alessia and Livia to his estranged wife on January 30.

© 2011 AFP

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