Canadian Woman Seeks New Search for Husband in Nevada

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Penticton British Columbia, couple Albert Chretien and wife Rita are shown in this undated Royal Canadian Mounted Police handout photo. The coupe went missing en route to Las Vegas more than a month ago. Rita Chretien has been found alive Friday May 6, 2011 in a remote part of northeastern Nevada police say. Hunters in Elko Country, Nevada, found Rita alive on Friday, RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk announced in a tweet. There is no word yet about the whereabouts of her husband. (AP Photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police via The Canadian Press)

Penticton British Columbia, couple Albert Chretien and wife Rita are shown in this undated Royal Canadian Mounted Police handout photo. The coupe went missing en route to Las Vegas more than a month ago. Rita Chretien has been found alive Friday May 6, 2011 in a remote part of northeastern Nevada police say. Hunters in Elko Country, Nevada, found Rita alive on Friday, RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk announced in a tweet. There is no word yet about the whereabouts of her husband. (AP Photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police via The Canadian Press)

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Six months after she was found on the verge of starvation in a van in the Nevada wilderness, a Canadian woman wants to know what happened to her husband after he walked out for
help.

Family friend Hannah Hyland says Rita Chretien of Penticton, B.C., is asking Elko County sheriff's officials to conduct another search near the Nevada-Idaho border for 59-year-old Albert Chretien before snowfall arrives.

Hyland says while an Oct. 22 search turned up no trace of him, Rita Chretien is hopeful a broadened search of the vast area will yield clues.

Albert Chretien set out on foot in search of help March 22, three days after the couple's van got stuck on a muddy road.

Rita Chretien stayed with the van until she was spotted seven weeks later.


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