Bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing in the year 1942 during a tour of the Alps have been found, 75 years after they probably breathed their last. The bodies of the couple were discovered at the Tsanfleuron Glacier at a height of over 8,500 feet. The local police said in a statement that bodies were found by a man who works with a ski lift company. A number of belongings, which the couple kept with themselves for holidays have also been discovered. These include items such as a book, a watch, and a backpack. Identified as Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, the couple was reportedly “trying to reach the canton of Bern on foot”. Speaking to media, couple’s youngest daughter, 79-year-old Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, said that the news brings her immense relief. She adds that it brings closure for the family which spent a lot of time searching for the couple. “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, as per a Daily Mail report, was a four-year-old when her parents went missing, told Le Matin.
“I can say that after 75 years of waiting, this news gives me a deep sense of calm,” added the 79-year-old. The woman told the newspaper that searches were carried out for more than two months but ultimately the seven orphans – five boys and two girls – had to be placed in foster homes. “It was the first time my mother went with him on such an excursion. She was always pregnant and couldn’t climb in the difficult conditions of a glacier,” Udry-Dumoulin said. As per a report, Marcelin Dumoulin was a 40-year-old shoemaker, while his wife, Francine, was a schoolteacher aged 37.