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Amazing.

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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.

Police were alerted on Friday to the bodies on the Tsanfleuron glacier at 2,615 meters (8,580 feet) above sea level.

Regional police have a list going back to 1925 of missing people. They note that, because of climate change, bodies of people missing for decades regularly emerge from receding glaciers.

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I read that their 7 kids never really stopped looking for them till they got old. Now they can find peace and give their parents a good memorial grave.

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Very cool. At least there's one good thing about global warming.

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"I'll be home for Christmas..."


(Just not sure which Christmas.)

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I hope they got a warm welcome when they returned.

Seriously though, incredible discovery.

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Not suprising the kids were separated at the time - many kids back then were taken to use as basically slave labor:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29765623

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My mother's side of the family is Swiss, and my grandfather told me stories about this sort of thing happening. He also said it took about 70 years.

Awesome post.

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