Missing person alert, Geneva

GUERREIRO-MAILLARD Anne-Claude

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Anne-Claude Guerreiro-Maillard, age 50, is being sought by police after she left home 9 April in the evening without returning. She suffers from depression, according to police, and she left behind all her identity papers, bank cards and her cell phone. She is 164cm tall, weighs 60kg and has mid-length straight blond […]

Swiss man dies in crevasse fall in Valais

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A 50-year-old man from canton Solothurn who was ski touring on the Gletscherhornfirn Saturday 12 April died when he fell into a crevasse. He was part of a group of three who were coming down from Gletscherjoch, heading towards Konkordiaplatz when a snow bridge gave way and he fell 25 metres. Heavy […]

Vaud students still in Rome after knife death (update)

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The 19 secondary students from Lausanne who traveled to Rome with a 16-year-old fellow student found dead Tuesday of a knife wound to the throat left the Italian capital Friday, reports RTS. Three youths have been retained by a Rome court for further questioning over the boy’s death. The court now appears […]

Police investigate death of Vaud 16-yr-old in Rome

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Swiss and Italian police are saying little about the circumstances surrounding the death Tuesday night 8 April in Rome of a 16-year-old youth from canton Vaud. He was found dead in his bed in a dormitory with knife wounds to the throat. The boy was with a group of 20 year 11 […]

Automatic car locks tips for wannabe thieves

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Good for car owners to know this, too GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva police returned an iPad 3 to its rightful owner Monday even though she hadn’t yet realized it was stolen from her presumably locked car, by a man who hadn’t actually broken into the car. Police were alerted about 11:30 Monday 7 April that […]

Man admits knifing bedridden wife to death

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – A 69-year-old man has admitted to police in Altdorf that he stabbed his bedridden wife, age 65, but he hasn’t explained why he did it. An autopsy showed that she died from knife wounds to the throat. The man was taken into preventive custody. He was found in the apartment with other […]

Frick bank head reportedly killed by “Robin Hood”

Manhunt on in Liechtenstein near Swiss, Austrian borders for the killer ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Juergen Frick, chief executive officer of Bank Frick & Co. AG in Liechtenstein is reported to be the victim of an assassination Monday morning in the principality, not far from the Swiss border. Police have released details of the murder without […]

If your beggar has crutches, think again!

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Customs agents in Geneva were obliged to release two Romanian men who happily headed into the city centre after they explained that yes, their suitcases were filled with neatly packed crutches and other paraphernalia for begging. The young men, who had just arrived by train from Lyons, told customs agents without being […]

Cross-border police unit busts French robbery gang

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Four men who are accused of a series of at least 50 business robberies from Geneva to Neuchatel were caught after months of coordinated investigative work by police in Geneva, Vaud and France, say Vaud police. The hold-ups, often of gas stations near the French-Swiss border, netted the criminals an estimated CHF700,000 […]

Mystery light was meteorite

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Police in Germany near the border with Switzerland were inundated with phone calls late Monday night after a bright light hovered in the sky then disappeared. It was also seen at the Basel-Mulhouse airport and in some parts of Switzerland. German police issued a press release saying the multi-coloured light was apparently […]