Police hunt missing twins at lake


Firefighters and forestry police in Italy search for two six-year-old twin girls who disappeared after their father died in an apparent suicide (AP)

Police in Switzerland looking for missing twin girls whose father apparently committed suicide have searched Lake Geneva.

They said they had no firm evidence where six-year-olds Alessia and Livia have been since they were at the home of their father, Matthias Kaspar Schepp, in a Lausanne suburb on January 30.

Some 40 Swiss, French and Italian police are broadening the international hunt dubbed Operation Gemelle.

Canadian-born Schepp was separated from his Italian wife and is believed to have thrown himself under a train in southern Italy where his body was found by a station last Thursday.

French police say Schepp bought three ferry tickets from Marseille to Corsica but it is not clear if any were used.

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