When a Swiss glacier started melting from higher temperatures, a ski worker stumbled upon two bodies preserved in it. Investigations revealed the bodies belonged to a couple who disappeared 75 years ago. This finally brings some relief to their relatives, who kept looking for them but never found them.
- The couple went to tend their cows 75 years ago, and never returned.
- Their seven children, together with the other villagers, kept looking for them.
- They were encased in a glacier near the Les Diablerets ski resort.
On August 15th, 1942, Francine and Marcelin Dumoulin went to tend their cows close to their village near the Diablerets Mountains, but never came back home. Their children and relatives started looking for them, but couldn’t find them anywhere.
Now, 75 years later, these bodies were found in the melting glacier. Researchers performed a DNA analysis on them, and could confirm the bodies belonged to the missing man and woman. Although this is not nice news to bring to their relatives, they at least have the answer they have been searching for so many years.
Marceline Udry-Dumoulin is one of the couple’s daughters, who was only 4 when the two disappeared. She declared to have climbed on the glacier for at least three times, hoping she might find any trace to lead her to her parents. After spending all her life looking for her parents or hoping they might come back, she feels relieved to finally find out what had happened to them.
A lift worker from the Les Diablerets ski resort stumbled upon the bodies near the Tsanfleuron glacier, at 8,579 feet. The most likely possibility is that they had probably fell into a crevasse and were no longer able to get out. Apart from the bodies, the ice also encased their shoes, backpacks, tin bowls, and bottles.
The inhabitants of the village had been looking for the couple for two and a half months after their disappearance. When they saw they couldn’t find any trace of them, they sent all their seven children to other families. Now, the issue has finally been brought to light, and the Dumoulins can rest in peace.
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