The frozen bodies of Marcelin Dumoulin, a 40-year-old shoe maker, and Francine Dumoulin, a 37-year-old teacher, have been found on a shrinking glacier in the alps.
The shocking part is that they went missing about 75 years ago and we're just now finding them. Both of their bodies were found perfectly preserved laid near to each other after being discovered by a worker on Tsanfleuron glacier near a ski lift above Les Diablerets.
The couple had left to milk their cows in a meadow, above Chandolin, in the Valais canton on August 15th in 1942. People believe the couple may have fallen into a crevasse where they stayed frozen for decades. But lately, the glacier receded and displayed their two perfectly frozen bodies.
The couple was dressed in clothes dating all the way back to World War Two. The couple also had all their belongings on them, just like if they had only left this morning. Except, it was 75 years ago. You can be sure the couple wasn't holding a smart phone and this wasn't a texting and walking fail video from YouTube or social media. The couple just somehow ended up in a bad spot and thankfully we've found them. Even worse, Francine Dumoulin wasn't ever able to go out. Her daughter, Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, reported that it was the first time her mother went on the excursion to milk the cows. The mother was always pregnant and usually stayed home.
The frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago have been found perfectly preserved on a shrinking glacier in the Alps.
Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, who were parents to seven children, had left to milk their cows in a meadow above Chandolin in the Valais canton on August 15, 1942.
Their youngest daughter Marceline Udry-Dumoulin told the Lausanne daily Le Matin: “We spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day.”
The 75-year-old added: “I can say that after 75 years of waiting this news gives me a deep sense of calm.”
In an overnight statement, Valais cantonal police said that two bodies bearing identity papers had been discovered last week by a worker on Tsanfleuron glacier near a ski lift above Les Diablerets resort at an altitude of 2,615 meters (8,600 feet).
DNA testing will be done to confirm the bodies found are precisely the couple who went missing 75 years ago.
The couple frozen in time left behind five sons and two daughters.
This is a very sad story with a slightly happy outcome that provides closure to those who've been wondering for 75 years. Their seven children, whomever is still alive, can finally know what happened to their parents.
It must been very frustrating and heart breaking for their children to not know where their parents were all those years.
Having to be moved into new families and brought up by people who were not their true parents must have been very heartbreaking for their children.
Their children will finally feel a sense of closure.
Their youngest daughter, Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, said she will wear white for her parent's funeral because it represents the hope that she didn't ever give up.
If I found my parents 75 years after they went missing, then I would be over the moon that I had closure. I would be happy to finally know what had happened to them.
There's some people who would love the closure on their lost friends and family and that's the best part about this.
Of course, it would've been even better if the couple was still alive today.
How would you react if you found your long lost parents frozen after 75 years?
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