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Service held for missing couple found in glacier after 75 years

2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago Sunday, July 23 2017 Jul 23, 2017 July 23, 2017 4:11 PM July 23, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Picture of the glacier from Swiss authorities

SWITZERLAND - A couple who went missing in the Swiss Alps 75 years ago has been laid to rest after their remains were discovered in a glacier this past week. 

The Dumoulins went missing in 1942 when they left their home to milk their cows. Marcelin, 40, and Francine, 37, never returned home leaving behind their six children. 

A Swiss worker found the remains of  the frozen couple, while doing a maintenance check on a glacier in the Swiss Alps. He thought the remains were nothing more than rocks and debris, but he eventually noticed shoes and watches dating back several years.

Swiss officials said the couple most likely slipped into a glacier crevice when they died; climate change allowed the bodies to resurface after all this time. 

The bodies have since been air lifted from the glacier and sent to the family for a proper burial. 

The funeral took place Saturday in southern Switzerland. The couple's youngest daughter said the children never stopped looking for their parents. 

The funeral was attended by only two daughters; the other children had already died. 

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