Mystery over Swiss couples disappearance solved after 75 years, body found on glacier

20 July 2017, 08:04 AM
Mystery over Swiss couple disappearance solved after 75 years (Twitter)
Mystery over Swiss couple disappearance solved after 75 years (Twitter)

Can you believe that a couple who disappeared in the from their farm in the Alps during World War II 75 years ago has been discoverd. The mystery of what really happened to the couple has been finally solved.

According to the police, the body of the couple was found preserved in a receding glacier. The Swiss media reported that this mystery has solved ending decades of uncertainty for their seven children.

The bodies were found lying near each other in the Diablerets massif in southern Switzerland, along with backpacks, a bottle, a book and a watch, according to Le Matin daily.

"It was a man and a woman wearing clothes from the last (world) war", Tschannen was quoted as saying.

"The ice preserved them perfectly and their belongings were intact".

The couple's youngest daughter, 79-year-old Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, told Swiss paper Le Matin their children had never stopped looking for them.

"We spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day," she said.

Marcelin Dumoulin, a 40-year-old shoemaker at the time, and his wife Francine, a schoolteacher aged 37, had left their village of Chandolin to graze their cattle in the mountains.

In 1942, a Swiss shoemaker and his wife set out across a glacier to milk their cows, which were grazing in a neighboring area. The couple, the parents of seven young children, were never seen again.

"We spent our whole lives searching for them, without stopping. We never thought we'd be able to give them the funeral they deserved," Marceline Dumoulin, who was four when her parents went missing, told Le Matin.

First Published: Thursday, July 20, 2017 07:34 AM
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