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Missing twins 'spotted in Geneva'

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Two witnesses have told police searching for twin girls abducted by their father that they saw them in Geneva on the day of their disappearance.

 

Two witnesses have told police searching for twin girls abducted by their father that they saw them in Geneva on the day of their disappearance.

 

The witnesses say they saw Matthias Schepp and his daughters, Livia and Alessia, between 4pm and 5pm on 30th January in Geneva, nearly two hours drive from where they were snatched, in their home town of St Sulpice. 

 

Police would not tell reporters where in Geneva the family was seen, le Temps reported.

 

The trio are later thought to have entered France. Italian police said on Saturday that they had found the microchip from Schepp's satellite navigator.

 

Schepp, a Swiss engineer, later killed himself. He sent a letter to his estranged wife claiming that he had killed their daughters, saying they were "resting in peace in a quiet area."

 

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