Feb 4, 2017

My missing mum

A man who launched an online search for his missing birth mother discovered she died years ago in Germany - but bureaucratic errors led to the family never being informed. Although his mother visited him from time to time, he never lived with her, and when Marco was just three, she disappeared. Police told him that despite a search both within Switzerland and across Europe, no trace of her had ever been found. Only when an appeal Marco made on Facebook began to attract attention - it was shared thousands of times in just a few days - did Swiss police look again at their records. Marco, who patiently gave many interviews when he first launched his Facebook appeal just four weeks ago, is now taking time for himself to digest the news.

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