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Update #8: Search for Missing Canadian Couple - Rita Chretien Found Alive in Nevada, Husband Still Missing
05/06/2011
Corporal Dan Moskaluk
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Media Relations Officer
1-250-863-7433
 
Sergeant Kirk McCormick
Baker City Police Department
(541) 524-2014 ext. 22

The following is a joint news release with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Baker City Police Department
 
The Baker City Police Department has been notified Friday that RITA CHRETIEN was found alive this afternoon in Elko County, Nevada.
 
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Preliminary information is that hunters found the vehicle May 6, 2011 belonging to a missing Canadian couple. The vehicle, a 2000 Chevrolet Astro van, was reportedly found on a logging road in a remote area. With the vehicle was RITA CHRETIEN who has been missing along with her husband, ALBERT CHRETIENRITA CHRETIEN was airlifted by helicopter to a Twin Falls, Idaho hospital where she was to be treated.
 
It is believed that ALBERT CHRETIEN left the vehicle on foot in March. He has not been located at this time.
 
Mr. and Mrs. CHRETIEN had last been seen at a Baker City area convenience store on March 19, 2011.
 
Family members have been notified.