Alessia and Livia: foundation opens new missing children hotline

Monday marks one year since the crime that gripped the Lake Geneva region and beyond LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A new multi-language missing children hotline open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day in Switzerland, goes into service Monday 30 January: 0848 116 000. The Missing Children Foundation, which runs the hotline, was set up […]

Missing twins: Mother to launch project to protect missing children

SAINT SULPICE, SWITZERLAND – It is expected that on 7 October, Irina Lucidi, the mother of the Swiss twins Alessia and Livia Schepp who dissappeared on 30 January, will launch a project aimed to quickly alert the public and authorities of missing children. According to the Facebook page created by the family, the launch of […]

SwissMissing tribute

SwissMissing has been in the news in recent weeks because of the foundation’s help with the search for missing six-year-old twins Alessia and Livia Schepp. They’ve been helping families and police since 2007, however, and swissinfo today, 4 May, carries a well-deserved tribute to their work. Some 5,000 persons go missing a year in Switzerland, […]

Police find nothing during 2-day search, mother of missing twins faces press (update)

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Geneva / Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Police in canton Vaud say a large-scale two-day search for missing twins Alessia and Livia is over, with nothing found. The search, using 11 dogs from three countries, specially trained to search for dead bodies, turned up no trace of the girls or their father. “The search did not […]

High-tech search, dog hunt for missing twins give no clues

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Search between Saint Prex and Morges will continue Friday Police step up investigation into father’s presence in the area 30 January, seek new witnesses to black A6 Audi Geneva / Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A massive new effort poured into the hunt for missing six-year-olds, Alessia and Livia Schepp, failed to turn up anything Thursday, […]

Police on massive new search for missing twins near Morges (update 2)

Update 13:00  Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Police in canton Vaud, with 140 people involved directly, are conducting a new search for six-year-old twins Alessia and Livia Schepp, between Morges and Saint Prex. The search is focusing on the Boiron area, a wooded stretch with a small river that feeds into Lake Geneva. The search is […]

Missing twins: search for bodies in Geneva countryside, no results (update)

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – SwissMissing, with help from Canton Vaud Police, carried out an 8km2 search in the Geneva countryside Saturday 9 April to Monday morning, looking for the bodies of the two missing six-year-olds, Alessia and Livia Schepp. Twelve people including a police officer and three dogs that are trained to look for bodies, […]

Missing twins: all trails lead to nowhere (update)

Update 18:55  Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Some 20 Swiss, French and Italian police met in Lausanne Wednesday afternoon 30 March with Swiss public prosecutor Pascal Gillerion to share their investigations into the disappearance of twins Alessia and Livia Schepp 30 January. Despite intensive searches and knowing more details about the trail left by the father, […]

Missing twins: chief Swiss investigator raises spectre of murder (update)

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Update 28 March  Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) -The maternal grandfather of missing twins Alessia and Livia has posted a letter on the family’s Facebook page, harshly criticizing the chief Swiss investigator for raising the possibility the children might have been murdered by their father. He also takes Vaud police to task for not responding quickly enough […]

Missing twins: police seek Geneva witnesses (update 2)

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Update 10 March: video added  Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The mother of missing twins Alessia and Livia Schepp has posted a video asking the public for help, after two new witnesses came forward. Vaud police said 7 March that the witnesses provided precise information about the presence in canton Geneva of a father and two […]