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Remains of missing climber, 1965, finally found

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Nov. 8, 2018

Police have identified the remains of a climber found in August.

Pixabay Remains of missing climber, 1965, finally found

Hikers came across a backpack and a thigh bone in canton Valais.

In the backpack was a ticket dated from 1965.

After press reports at the time, a family in Germany realized there is a chance the missing person is a relative, a 22-year-old pharmacy student.

After DNA tests, police confirmed the link.

The man was originally from Dortmund and went missing in 1965. A search was launched at the time. He was taking a mountaineering course and decided to take a walk despite bad weather.

The man was officially pronounced dead in 1977. Now his family says they can have a proper funeral. 

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