Investigators also found that the man was missing sometime in the 1950s after dating a coin in his pocket sometime between 1946-1950.
Despite their best efforts, however, they were unable to name the corpse and hypothesized that the skier might not have been Italian, meaning that no one in the country identified him.
Last month, the police released their findings on social media and urged people to solve the mystery. According to a Sunday message, the app soon became viral, causing several newspapers and radio stations to record the news.
Eventually, a French citizen managed to hear a broadcast about the skier connecting the dots between the body and her long-lost uncle.
Her father was able to give details of his long-lost brother. Le Masne was an employee of the French Ministry of Finance when he died, 35, and had a passion for skiing. He loved the solitude of the mountains and the feeling of freedom, walking and skiing on them gave him and was unimpressed by possible dangers.
Henri Le Masne died on his birthday: March 26, 1954.