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)
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Hunters have discovered the remains of a 59-year-old Canadian man who was missing in the wilderness near the Nevada-Idaho line since he and his wife got stranded a year and a half ago.
Authorities say Albert Chreitien left the couple's vehicle and set out on foot seeking help three days after they got stuck on March 22, 2011. His wife was rescued after surviving 48 days in their vehicle.
The Elko Daily Free Press reported Monday that two people found Chretien's remains Saturday in a heavily wooded part of Merritt Mountain in Elko County. They contacted sheriff's deputies, who used items in a pocket to identify him.
A public memorial was held for Chretien in April in his hometown of Penticton, B.C.
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