Facebook Plea for Missing Twins

Girls, 6, last spotted sobbing on Corsican ferry
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2011 2:41 AM CST
Facebook Plea for Missing Twins
Alessia Schepp, 6, is missing along with her twin sister.   (AP Photo/Forestry Police)

(Newser) – A heartsick Swiss mother has turned to Facebook in a plea to the public to help find her young twin daughters, missing since they were snatched by their suicidal father. Alessia and Livia Schepp, both 6, were last spotted crying on a ferry to Corsica with their dad after he had taken them from the home of his estranged wife last week, reports the BBC. He later killed himself after throwing himself in the path of an oncoming train in Italy.

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"That all three were seen in Corsica on a ferry is a sign of hope that they may be somewhere in somebody's care," said the girl's mom, Irina Lucidi, on Italian TV. "I appeal to whoever has seen them or knows something to contact the police." The twins' dad, Matthias Schepp, wrote a postcard to his wife saying that he could not live without his girls.
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