The bodies of Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin were found near a ski lift in the swiss Alps 75 years after they went missing.
While World War II was raging in 1942, a young Swiss couple had hiked up the glacier near their home to a mountain pasture in an attempt to feed their cattle. When they never returned, it set their seven children on a lifelong quest to find out what happened to them. Now, the mystery has been solved.
An employee of Glacier 3000, the company that runs the cable cars in the vicinity, found their bodies near one of the ski lifts above the town of Chandolin near Valais.
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Some 75 years after the fact, their bodies were discovered in the receding glacier, and now their surviving children finally have closure.
The Swiss couple was said to have still been holding each other and had all of their belongings with them. Bernhard Tschannen, director of Glacier 3000 company said,
“We think they may have fallen into a crevasse where they stayed for decades. As the glacier receded, it gave up their bodies”
Their youngest daughter, Marceline, who was only four years old when her parents went missing now has “a deep sense of calm” at knowing what finally became of her mother and father.
DNA tests have positively identified the couple who have since been laid to rest.