Body of Former Terrace Resident Found in Northern Idaho
Albert Chretien's remains discovered by hunters
The remains of a former Terrace resident, who's been missing for over a year, have been found in a heavily wooded area of northern Nevada.
Albert Chretien hadn't been seen since shortly after he and his wife Rita became stranded on a remote backroad in Elko County, Nevada, in March of 2011. They were driving from their home in Penticton to a trade show in Las Vegas when they became lost while following G-P-S directions.
Rita Chretien was found alive in the vehicle by hunters 49 days later, but her husband was nowhere to be seen. She told police Albert had left the vehicle, hoping to hike back back to State Highway 225 to find help.
His remains were found by a couple of hunters on Saturday afternoon -- and the Elko County Sheriff's office confirmed his identity yesterday. The cause of death hasn't yet been revealed.