" the very very obscure chance that the girl might be discovered to be still alive after all "
Jesus, I know some don't read the article, but this is full fucking ludicrous.
But even forgetting how awful that sounds, why would even think that ALL biochemical information has been destroyed by vitrification? Cell membranes being ruptured is incompatible with life, but it is a far cry from all info lost.
What they should do is encase the brain in amber, as the Jurassic Park documentary showed that this will allow bringing back to life even if it's hundreds of millions of years in the future.