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Update #3: Search for Missing Canadian Couple Last Seen in Baker City, Oregon
04/06/2011
Baker City Police Department
Chief Wyn Lohner
Office: (541) 524-2014 ext. 21
Sergeant Kirk McCormick
Office: (541) 524-2014 ext. 22
 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Corporal Dan Moskaluk
Media Relations Officer
Office: 1-250-863-7433

THE FOLLOWING NEWS RELEASE UPDATE IS FROM BAKER CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT:
 
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Involved Persons:
Albert Paul Chretien - 59 years of age
Rita Eleanor Chretien - 56 years of age
 
On April 5, 2011 law enforcement agencies from multiple jurisdictions continued the search efforts for missing British Columbia residents Albert and Rita Chretien. The couple was last seen at a convenience store in Baker City, Oregon on March 19, 2011, during a scheduled trip to Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
At this time the search has extended through Baker, Malheur, Grant and Harney counties in Eastern and Southeastern Oregon.
  • The Baker County Sheriff's Office, along with their Search and Rescue (SAR) Team, has patrolled approximately 1,360 miles of state highways and county roads in Baker County, utilizing six SAR Teams. The SAR Commander has also been responsible for coordinating with Sheriff's Offices in Grant and Malheur counties.
  • Malheur County Sheriff's Office has utilized two airplanes in their search, which thus far has extended over an eight hour period and encompassed approximately 700 air miles. Their efforts have focused on the more remote and treacherous areas of their county. Their personnel have also patrolled approximately 500 miles of state and county roads in Malheur County. Weather conditions have thus far prevented an aerial search in other countiies.
  • The Oregon State Police (OSP) have currently patrolled approximately 219 miles of state and interstate highways in Baker County, while other OSP area commands have patrolled all the state highways, and many of the county roads, in Malheur, Grant and Harney counties leading from the Baker City area east to Idaho and south to Nevada. The combined four county area encompasses 27,773 square miles.
 
Law enforcement is requesting that any anyone with information related to Albert and Rita Chretien or their missing vehicle to contact the toll free US/Canada Tip Line at 1-877-987-8477 or:
 
Baker City Police Department: 541-523-3644
Oregon State Police Southern Command Center dispatch: 541-664-4600
 
Updates will be provided daily as/if new information develops, and will also be posted online at:
www.bakercitypolice.com or www.bc.rcmp.ca