Body of man missing in wilderness since March 2011 found by hunters
teachingkidsnews.com Image by teachingkidsnews.com
The body of a Canadian man who went missing over a year ago in the Idaho/Nevada wilderness has been found. According to the Elko Daily Free Press, Albert Chretien was found by two hunters over the weekend.
"Rodney Thompson and Jay Doke contacted the Elko County Sheriff’s Office late Saturday afternoon regarding the human remains they found in a heavily wooded area of Merritt Mountain in northern Elko County," said the paper.
Chretien went missing, along with his wife, while passing through the area. Rita Chretien spent 48 days in the wilderness before being rescued in May 2011. When they became stranded, Albert Chretien had ventured out to find help, but Rita stayed in their vehicle.
The Elko Daily Free Press said police have not announced how far from the Chretien's van Albert Chretien's body was found. His remains have been taken to Burns Funeral Home.