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Melting glacier reveals perfectly preserved couple who have been missing for 75 years

Their daughter has been looking for them all this time.

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The bodies of a married couple who disappeared in the Swiss Alps over 75 years ago have been found, perfectly preserved on the mountainside.

Their bodies were discovered last week near a ski lift by a local mountain worker on the Tsanfleuron glacier, completely by luck — and also because the glacier has been melting (global warming, y’all).

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The daughter of the couple spoke to the local newspaper about the discovery of her parents, explaining that she never lost hope that she would find them, but that this news has given her a “deep sense of calm,” after not knowing where they were for so many years.

Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, now 79, said that she and her siblings "spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day."

The couple was known to go for walks to milk their cows on a meadow above their home in Valais, but it was likely that they decided to go on a hike on the glacier.

Bernhard Tschannen, director of Glacier 300, told the local paper, "We think they may have fallen into a crevasse where they stayed for decades. As the glacier receded, it gave up their bodies.”

"The bodies were lying near each other. It was a man and a woman wearing clothing dating from the period of World War Two," Bernhard explained.

An autopsy and DNA test is being performed to confirm their identities, as around 280 people are listed as missing in this area of the Alps from 1925 onwards.

As for Marceline, she is now planning the funeral she always wanted to have for her lost parents. “For the funeral, I won’t wear black,” she said. “I think that white would be more appropriate. It represents hope, which I never lost.”

Main image from Glacier 3000