Missing Canadian Woman Found; Husband Still Missing - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Missing Canadian Woman Found; Husband Still Missing

ELKO, Nev. - Authorities say a British Columbia woman is coherent but hungry after she was found in a remote part of northeastern Nevada, seven weeks after she and her husband vanished on their way to Las Vegas.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say hunters found 56-year-old Rita Chretien with her van Friday afternoon. There's still no sign of her husband.

Chretien was airlifted to an Idaho hospital where a nursing supervisor says she is in fair condition. Elko County sheriff's detective Sgt. Kevin McKinney tells the Elko Daily Free Press that a couple on four-wheelers spotted the Chretiens' van in a ravine near the Humboldt National Forest.

It's believed Chretien's 59-year-old husband, Albert, left on foot in March. The Penticton, British Columbia, couple were last seen March 19 in Baker City, Ore.

      
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