The bodies of a married couple, who had vanished 75 years ago, were found in a melting glacier in the Alps, writes Reuters.
On August 15, 1942, the Swiss family Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin took their cows out grazing and never returned home. The 2 of them had 7 small children, leaving them completely orphaned. Francine was a 37-year-old schoolteacher, Marcelin - a 40-year-old shoemaker.
After the disappearance of their parents, the children were all sent to different orphanages and although they were all in the same area, the 5 brothers and 2 sisters lost touch between them.
The bodies of the parents were recovered near a ski lift at an altitude of 8577 ft (2615 m). They were lying next to each other, dressed in fully preserved World War II era clothes.
The other items they carried with them were also preserved - a book, watch, metal bowls, glass bottle and backpacks.
According to investigators, Marcelin and Francine probably met their end after falling into a deep crevasse in the glacier, unable to climb out. DNA tests are yet to be conducted, to confirm whether the bodies really belong to the couple in question.
Their youngest daughter, now 79, says that she has spent her entire life in search of her parents, hoping to one day provide the funeral her parents deserve.
"After so many years of waiting, the news of their discovery has given me a sense of calm, " shares Udry-Dumoulin.See more