Police in Italy, Switzerland and France are searching for six-year old twin girls after their father died in an apparent suicide.
The body of Matthias Kaspar Schepp, a Canadian-born resident of Switzerland, was found near a railway station in southern Italy on Thursday. Police believe he threw himself under a train.
According to Italian news reports, the man picked up his daughters Alessia and Livia from their mother’s home in Lausanne, Switzerland, on January 28, but failed to return them at the end of the weekend as scheduled. The couple are reportedly separated.
Italian police official Alfredo Fabbrocini said that after leaving Lausanne Schepp travelled to Marseille and Toulon, France, before showing up in Italy. He said the search was on in all three nations.