Ecuador volcano mystery may be solved as bodies found after 20 years

Mountain guides found the frozen remains of three bodies on Ecuador's Chimborazo volcano on Saturday. The bodies are thought to be those of French climbers who went missing in an avalanche in 1994.

Grisly find on Chimborazo.

Grisly find on Chimborazo. Image by Julia Rubinic / CC BY 2.0

The bodies were found under layers of ice at an altitude of 18,536 feet. Ecuadorean officials have asked the relatives of the missing climbers to help identify the bodies and investigators say the bodies must defrost naturally before they can be examined. Read more:

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