German Hiker Missing Since 1987 Found in Swiss Alps Glacier

Lab tests have identified the deceased man, who went missing on 11 August 1987.

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Police in southwestern Switzerland say they have found in an Alpine glacier the remains of a German hiker who went missing almost exactly three decades ago. The regional Valais police department said Wednesday the remains of the unidentified man were found after two hikers last week happened upon a hand and a pair of shoes sticking out of the Hohlaub glacier. Lab tests identified the deceased man, who was about 44 when he went missing…

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