The bodies of a Swiss couple who disappeared 75 years ago in the Alps have been found at the edge of a melting glacier, local media reported.
Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, the parents of seven children, went to milk their cows in a meadow in the Valais canton on Aug. 15, 1942, then vanished without a trace.
“We spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day,” their youngest daughter, Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, 79, told Le Matin, a newspaper in Lausanne.
“For the funeral, I won’t wear black,” she added. “I think that white would be more appropriate. It represents hope, which I never lost.”
Local police said identification papers were found on the bodies, which were discovered by a worker near a ski lift above Les Diablerets resort at an altitude of 8,600 feet.
The bodies, as well as a book, backpack, watch and other items, were taken to a Lausanne medical institute for DNA testing, Valais police said in a statement.
Bernhard Tschannen, director of Glacier 3,000, a cable car company, said the bodies were found next to each other, well preserved by the ice.