The mother of the twins missing launched Wednesday afternoon from Switzerland an appeal for witnesses. Irina Lucidi before a forest of microphones and cameras turned to "any person who saw something or could have been on this ferry." "If you could contact the police and refer any information which could assist police," hammered mom, adding that "any event even if you do not seem big thing" may be important.
This call comes as the route of the Swiss father said, but both girls are still unaccounted for. Matthias Schepp, who was found dead Friday in Italy after disappearing with his binoculars, "was on the boat Scandola Southern Company Navigation (CMN) linking Marseille with Corsica," said state prosecutor in Marseilles, Jacques Dallest . The latter also states that girls have also been seen by several witnesses on board.
"We know since yesterday (Tuesday, ed) by passing the boat from Marseille to Propriano (Corsica, ed) that he was with her granddaughters," said the prosecutor at a press briefing at the Palace of Justice Marseille.
"A neighbor said cabin she heard a child crying in the evening and just after she saw the girl and she formally recognizes," said the prosecutor. This neighbor then said cabin have "seen the two girls in the playground of the boat."
Investigators lost track of the girls after the crossing, even though a witness, "an elderly man, Propriano, says" seeing far to walk down a man and two children, "without being able to identify small girls. According to preliminary investigation, the father of the girls had never been to Corsica before.
If investigators already knew that Matthias Schepp had bought three tickets to win in Corsica ferry, the presence of girls had not yet been proven on the boat. Until Wednesday morning, among the tracks being considered by investigators, it was very pessimistic about the possibility that the father was able to get rid of the girls during the crossing. Assumption could be challenged by the testimony still check the old man of Propriano.
The mother received money by mail removed by father
This new element comes just hours after another finding that suggests the worst. The mother of the twins had mailed the money withdrawn by the father of the girls in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhone), before he committed suicide in Italy.
"There was some news this morning. We received several letters sent from Italy, where the village (Matthias Schepp) committed suicide, sending all the money withdrawn from Marseille. Tickets are 50 euros for a total of about 5000 euros ", explained to the press Valerio Lucidi outside the home of his sister at Saint-Sulpice (Switzerland). "There is no letter accompanying the money. This concerns us because the assumption he would have paid someone to care for children no longer holds. "
On a postcard, Matthias Schepp was said in despair
Alessia and Livia, age 6, were kidnapped last Sunday in Switzerland by their father, Matthias Schepp, 43. The latter body was found several days later on Friday at the station in Cerignola, Italy. He committed suicide by throwing himself under a train. Since then, no trace of the girls.
This weekend, Interpol issued an alert to its 188 member countries. In a statement, the international police organization based in Lyon, book an accurate description of the twins: "At the time of their disappearance, Livia wore a green T-shirt, jeans, a purple ski jacket and Adidas sneakers, and Alessia a T-shirt with red and white stripes, blue jeans, a brown jacket and black shoes. Both girls are blonde and measured 1.15 meters. Another appeal for witnesses has been launched on Facebook. Marseille, the father wrote to his wife before ending his own life. Ill at separation, Matthias Schepp had sent a postcard in which he said he was desperate and said they can not live without it. ON THE SAME TOPIC
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