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Marcelin and Francine
Human Mummy
Wanke
The Dumoulins
Biographical Information
Name(s) Francine, Marceline
Age 37, 40
Sex female, male
Status teacher, shoemaker
Height
Source
Culture Switzerland during the interwar period
Date(s) Missing: 1942, Found: 2017 (deceased)
Site Glacier 3000
Current Location
Location Les Diablerets
Catalog #

Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin were parents to 7 children: five sons and two daughters. Marcelin was a shoemaker and Francine a teacher. On August 15, 1942, they left to go milking, and after saying their goodbyes, they were never seen again until in 2017.

Mummification

Marcelin and Francine's mummified bodies were discovered in a melting glacier when Swiss policemen passed by. When found, their bodies were in extremely well preserved state due to the extremely cold and dry conditions of the glaciers which slow down the deterioration process. The bodies were found with boots, mitts, backpacks and also a bottle and a watch.

Studies

Since 1925, there's been an estimate of 280 people gone missing. With the glacier receding, more and more mummified bodies of missing individuals begin to surface. The Dumoulins were thought to have fallen into a crevasse, where they stayed until the glacier gave away. When first discovered, they were observed as wearing clothes dating back to the second world war. After DNA and identity analysis, it was determined that the bodies did indeed belong to the Dumoulins who disappeared in 1942.

Additional Info

http://mummipedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Wankey.jpeg?oldid=10177

http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170719004035-frozen-swiss-couple-05-exlarge-169.jpg

External Links

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4057078/marcelin-and-francine-dumuolin-swiss-alps-glacier-bodies-ice-75-years-ago-4057078/

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/the-icemen-cometh_mummified-bodies-found-in-swiss-glacier/43339944

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/swiss-couple-found-bodies-ice-glacier-spd/

References

Gibbens, S. (2017, July 19). Bodies missing for 75 years found thanks to melting glaciers. Retrieved from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/swiss-couple-found-bodies-ice-glacier-spd/

Mummified bodies found in Swiss glacier. (2017, July 19). Retrieved September 14, 2017, from https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/the-icemen-cometh_mummified-bodies-found-in-swiss-glacier/43339944

Pisa, N., & Vonow, B. (2017, July 20). They never came home. Retrieved September 14, 2017, from https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4057078/marcelin-and-francine-dumuolin-swiss-alps-glacier-bodies-ice-75-years-ago-4057078/

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