A couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their seven children, Swiss media reported on Tuesday.
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.
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 milk their cows in a meadow above Chandolin in the Valais canton on August 15, 1942.
The couple never returned from their trip.
A DNA search has been planned to definitively establish their identities, but Marceline Udry-Dumoulin said she believed the remains were of her parents, Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin.
'We spent our whole lives searching for them, without stopping. We never thought we'd be able to give them the funeral they deserved,' Dumoulin, who was four when her parents went missing, told Le Matin.