Bodies of the Swiss couple has been found at the edge of a melting glacier, who were disappeared 75 years ago, local media reporting.
on Aug. 15, 1942, the parents of seven children Francine and Marcelin went to milk their cows in the meadow and never come back.
79 year old, their youngest daughter Marceline Udry-Dumoulin told Le Matin, a newspaper in Lausanne “We spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day”.
She said “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”.
According to local police, identification paper was found on the bodies which were discovered by a worker near a ski lift above Les Diablerets at the height of 86,00 feet
The whole items like bodies, book, backpack, watch and other things were taken to the medical institute of Lausanne for DNS testing, Valais police reported.
According to director of a cable car company Glacier 3,000, Bernhard Tschannen said the dead bodies were found next to each other and preserved by the ice.
He told the Tribune de Geneve newspaper “The mummified bodies were of a man and a woman wearing clothes dating from the prewar period”.
They were 40 and 37 years old when they disappeared and they left two daughter and 5 sons.
“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.
“After a while, we children were separated and placed in families. I was lucky to stay with my aunt. We all lived in the region but became strangers,” she said.
“I can say that after 75 years of waiting for this news gives me a deep sense of calm,” she added.