Glacier reveals bodies of Swiss couple missing for 75 years

The bodies of a couple believed to have gone missing 75 years ago have been found in a shrinking glacier.

Swiss couple Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, went missing after tending to their cows in the Alps in 1942.

It's thought that they may have fallen into a crevice.

DNA tests are yet to be conducted on the two frozen bodies, but authorities are confident that they are the Swiss couple.

The bodies were found by a worker from a ski-lift company, and were dressed in war time clothing.

UK correspondent Adam Gilchrist has more on the story.

Its thought that one of them or both of them slipped into a crevice and were ultimately buried by the ice....

Adam Gilchrist, UK correspondent

The youngest daughter out of their seven children who is now 79 years of age says thy never gave up looking, they always hoped they would come back and says now at least they will be able to give them the funeral they deserve.

Adam Gilchrist, UK correspondent

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This article first appeared on 702 : Glacier reveals bodies of Swiss couple missing for 75 years


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