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 […]

Happy ending: Father, three children found after hiking scare

Canton Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A 44-year-old German tourist and his three children were found safe after getting lost hiking in the Blatten/Naters region of canton Valais. According to authorities, the man and the kids had gone on a hike on 18 April but didn’t get back as planned. The wife then called the authorities […]

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


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 […]

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)

Alessia, Irina and Livia Schepp

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)


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 […]

Missing children: family of Alessia and Livia seeks volunteers (update)


Update 20:00  Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The family of the two missing six-year-old girls, Alessia and Livia, is seeking volunteers to help in the search for the children. The Lucidi family has decided to centralize all research efforts in addition to police work through the Swiss Missing network. The group, which actively gathers […]

Missing children: police focus on Swiss-Marseille route

Scientific investigations rule out link to missing woman, sleeping tablets in home Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Swiss police, in an update on the case of missing six-year-old twins Alessia and Livia Schepp Friday 25, say scientific investigations have now ruled out two possible trails. The father taking the girls to Corsica remains the strongest hypothesis, […]

Missing twins: solidarity walk in St Sulpice Wednesday (update)

Update 16:05  Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Family, friends and those who have been involved in the search for missing twins Alessia and Livia Schepp gathered at the Pierrette beach in Saint Sulpice, near Lausanne, at 15:00 Wednesday 23 February for an hour-long solidarity walk. The missing girls’ mother, Irina, met briefly with the […]

Missing twins: GPS gives no clues

Possible links to two women not confirmed Twins reportedly did not arrive in Italy with father Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The paucity of confirmed information continues in the search for missing Swiss twins Alessia and Livia Schepp, as Italian police in the Foggia district tell Italian media that the father’s GPS car navigation system has […]