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Spanish au pair found injured but alive: Swiss police

The Spanish au pair who went missing in the Lake Geneva region last Friday has been found alive.

Spanish au pair found injured but alive: Swiss police
The Spaniard has been working as an au pair in the Vevey region. Photo: Timo Newton-Syms/Flickr
Lucia C. was found “injured and disorientated” and was taken to hospital, Vaud police said in a statement on Tuesday. 
 
Investigations are underway to determine what happened to her. No other information will be given at this stage, added police. 
 
The 23-year-old Spaniard was last seen by friends on Friday night but then vanished. 
 
On Saturday morning the car she was using – a grey Audi A3 – was found damaged at Monts-de-Corsier above Vevey, not far from the family home where Lucia was working as an au pair. 
 
 
According to Le Matin, she was found on Tuesday at 2.30pm, around 700m from where the car was discovered three days earlier. 

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Spanish au pair who went missing in Switzerland ‘has amnesia’ says father

The father of a Spanish au pair who disappeared for three days in Switzerland has told the Spanish press that his daughter has amnesia and doesn’t know what happened.

Spanish au pair who went missing in Switzerland ‘has amnesia’ says father
The view from Monts-de-Corsier. Photo: RD/Flickr
Lucia C., from the Alicante region of Spain, was working as an au pair for a family near Vevey in the canton of Vaud when she went missing last Friday. 
 
The 23-year-old was finally found on Tuesday wandering in woods about 700m from where the car she had been driving was discovered damaged on Saturday morning. 
 
A member of the public recognized her because she wearing the same clothes she went missing in three days previously.
 
Police said at the time that Lucia was injured and disorientated, but gave no further information.
 
Speaking to Spanish news site Información on Thursday, Lucia’s father said he had travelled from his home to see his daughter in hospital and found her to have “total amnesia”.
 
Lucia “does not remember anything and does not even recognize us,” he said.
 
“She doesn’t even remember her name,” he told El Comercio.
 
All she remembers is wandering through the forest, he said. 
 
Vaud police haven’t released any details of the investigation, even to the family, he added. 
 
Lucia had worked for a family in Monts-de-Corsier near Vevey for the past year. She came to Switzerland on the suggestion of her mother who lives and works here.