“Fail to give the all-clear”
Zermatt knew about Anrig, the municipal clerk who had disappeared
Zermatt is looking for its municipal clerk, Daniel Anrig. He disappeared without a trace after handing in his resignation. Now it is known: The community has known for a week that the man is doing well.
Zermatt community clerk Daniel Anrig has disappeared.
A mysterious case is causing a stir in the canton of Valais. Daniel Anrig (48), municipal clerk from Zermatt VS, has disappeared, as reported by the “Walliser Bote” on Thursday. As mayor Romy Biner-Hauser told the newspaper, Anrig is currently not responding to emails or calls on his cell phone. He no longer shows up at his place of work either. The employment relationship was terminated in October “by mutual agreement”, but only at the end of the year, according to Biner-Hauser. Means: Actually, Anrig should still be working. But he doesn’t.
The all-clear will follow on Friday afternoon – at least in part. Anrig has apparently reported to the municipality of Zermatt. This emerges from a statement by the lawyer Max Imfeld, who is a friend of Anrig’s, and which the newspaper has received. Daniel Anrig is doing well considering the circumstances. You do not have to worry. The community has been informed for a week, apparently intentionally or unintentionally they failed to give the ‘all clear’. The problems are of a purely private nature and do not affect the municipality of Zermatt in any way, »writes Imfeld in the written statement.
However, Imfeld does not provide any further information on the “problems of a private nature” or the current whereabouts of the former municipal clerk. Biner-Hauser also does not want to comment on the “Walliser Bote”.
The municipality had the police search for Anrig
The municipality of Zermatt even had the police search for Anrig – that was the concern. The newspaper writes that she gained access to Anrig’s apartment in Zermatt last week. The police asked the landlord for the key to the apartment so they could look for Anrig. However, the apartment was empty. The municipality did not want to answer the relevant questions, but research by the “Walliser Bote” shows that the impetus for the police search came from the municipality.
The Municipality of Zermatt discontinued Anrig in November 2020. Before taking office, the head of administration was, among other things, chief of the criminal police and commander of the cantonal police in Glarus. He also worked as an airport police officer and served as commander of the Swiss Guard in the Vatican. He was in 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI. appointed and dismissed by Pope Francis in 2014. The latter had denied in the press that he had fired St. Gallen because of his overly authoritarian management style.
Zermatt is tight-lipped about the reasons for the departure. The mayor only says that the clerk is striving for “a professional reorientation”. The position is now advertised again. (chs/zis/SDA)