The bodies of a couple who disappeared a long time ago have just been recovered 75 years after. Their remains were found on a receding glacier in the Swiss Alps. They have now been given a proper burial on Saturday near their hometown.
Present at the funeral service of the couple held in the church at Saviese in Valais canton were their two surviving daughters.
Dumoulin and his wife Francine were living in Saviese in Valais Canton before they disappeared on August 15, 1942.
Dumoulin was 40, and his wife was 37 when the incident of their disappearance happened. The couple had left their house on that fateful morning with the hope of visiting their animal farm in neighbouring Bern Canton
The couple went through a fast route at that time, The sky was clear as of the time they left only for the clouds to later worsened visibility and the couple disappeared into thin air, probably after falling into a crevasse, leaving behind five boys and two girls.
One Of the daughters Monique Gautschy, recalled:
“I saw them leave that Saturday morning, one of the surviving children who was 11 years old at the time. “They were supposed to spend the night in the alpine pasture at Grilden and come back on Sunday.”
The seven children, then aged 2 to 13, were placed in foster care two months after their parent’s disappearance
The whole world was astonished after the remains of the couple were discovered on July 13 — preserved in the Tsanfleuron Glacier at an altitude of 2,600 metres (8,500 feet) — by an employee of a local ski resort.