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Search for missing twins returns to Switzerland

Police have begun a second day of searching for the missing Swiss twins near Lausanne in western Switzerland following information from a new witness.

Some 140 people and 11 sniffer dogs took part in the search for the missing six-year-old girls who disappeared while on an access visit with their father on January 30.

There were possible sightings of the girls in France the days following their disappearance and on board a ferry to Corsica but the search is now concentrated on an area near Morges and St Prex in canton Vaud.

The new witness came forward on April 6 after seeing a television programme about the twins’ disappearance.

He reported seeing a man pulling a suitcase along a quiet country lane on the afternoon of January 30, which struck him as odd. The phone records of the twins’ father place him in the area at that time.

The father, who claimed in letters sent to his estranged wife to have killed the children, was found dead in Italy on February 3. He had thrown himself in front of a train.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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