Swiss identify glacier bodies as couple missing since 1942

Shoes and clothing where two bodies were found on the Tsanfleuron glacier. (GLACIER 3000 / Keystone via AP)

By The Associated Press, July 19, 2017 

BERLIN – Swiss police say they’ve formally identified two bodies found on an Alpine glacier as those of a couple missing for nearly 75 years.

Valais canton (state) police said Wednesday that forensic experts using DNA analysis identified the two as Marcelin Dumoulin and his wife, Francine. They were 40 and 37, respectively, when they disappeared on Aug. 15, 1942.

The couple’s daughter, now 79, has said her parents set off on foot to feed their animals but never returned.

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