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Bodies disappeared Swiss couple after 75 years, frozen found

Bodies disappeared Swiss couple after 75 years, frozen found

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The bodies of a Swiss couple who, 75 years ago in the Alps disappeared, are in frozen state on a shrinking glacier is found, report to Swiss media Tuesday.

Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, the parents of seven children, disappeared when she was on 15 August 1942 the cows were milking in a meadow above the holiday region of thyon is in the canton of Valais.

“We have our whole lives to they searched, without stopping. We thought that we gave them on a day of the funeral they deserve,” said youngest daughter Marceline Udry-Dumoulin against the newspaper Le Matin.

“I can say that this news after 75 years of waiting, me a deep sense of calm,” added the 79-year-old added.

Ski lift

The police of Valais, and let Tuesday know that two persons with identity documents last week by someone have been found on a glacier in the vicinity of a ski lift at a height of 2615 meters. To the identity of the couple to confirm DNA tests are carried out.

“The bodies lay close to each other. It was a man and a woman with clothing from the period of the Second world War”, said Bernhard Tschannen, ceo of Glacier ski area 3000.

“They were perfectly preserved in the glacier and their possessions were intact. We think that they are in a gorge, where they for decades have been located. When the glacier is smaller, the bodies come forth.”

‘Always pregnant’

“It was the first time that my mother to come with him on such an excursion. She was always pregnant and could not climb into the difficult circumstances of a glacier,” said Udry-Dumoulin.

“After a while, the children were separated and in families placed. I was lucky with my aunt to stay,” she said. “We all have in the region lived, but were strangers to each other.”

Marcelin Dumoulin (40) was a shoemaker and Francine (37) was a teacher. They left five sons and two daughters behind.

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