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German hiker missing since 1987 found in Swiss glacier


August 3, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Police in southwestern Switzerland 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, 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of the famed Matterhorn.

Lab tests identified the deceased man, who was in his mid-40s when he went missing on Aug. 11, 1987. Valais police spokesman Markus Rieder said the victim's family has been i...

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