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Funeral preparations for couple found mummified on Valais glacier

National News // July 20, 2017

The identities of a couple whose mummified remains were found last week on a retreating glacier in the canton of Valais, 75 years after they disappeared, have been confirmed by DNA tests. 

Glacier 3000 Funeral preparations for couple found mummified on Valais glacier

The family of Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin from Valais is now making preparations for their funeral this coming Saturday.

The couple disappeared in August 1942 at an altitude of 2,600m after going to tend to their cows on a mountain pasture in the massif les Diablerets. Police say that it’s almost certain that they died after falling down a crevasse.

The couple’s remains and belongings, including backpacks, tin bowls and a glass bottle, were found on the Tsanfleuron glacier last week, by chance, by a ski lift employee.

The couple’s two daughters, aged 79 and 86, say that their parents will be buried in the Savièse cemetery in Valais, laying them to rest along with their five brothers. 



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