Police broaden search for missing Swiss twins

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The Independent Online

Police in Switzerland looking for missing twin girls whose father apparently committed suicide searched Lake Geneva today.

They said they had no firm evidence where six-year-olds Alessia and Livia have been since they were at the home of their father, Matthias Kaspar Schepp, in a Lausanne suburb on January 30.

Some 40 Swiss, French and Italian police were broadening the international hunt dubbed Operation Gemelle.

Canadian-born Schepp was separated from his Italian wife and is believed to have thrown himself under a train in southern Italy where his body was found by a station last Thursday.

French police say Schepp bought three ferry tickets from Marseille to Corsica but it was not clear if any were used.