MISSING CANADIAN ALBERT CHRETIEN REMAINS FOUND
Late in the afternoon on September 29, 2012 local hunters Rodney Thompson and Jay Doke contacted the Elko County Sheriff’s Office, regarding the location of human remains in a heavily wooded area of Merritt Mountain in Northern Elko County.
In the early morning hours of September 30, 2012, Searchers from the Elko County Sheriff’s Office met with Rodney Thompson and Jay Doke in Northern Elko County. Searchers were led to the area of the human remains.
Elko County Sheriff’s Office Searchers continued to search the area for all possible evidence or property. After completing the search and processing the scene the remains were collected and transported to Burns Funeral Home.
Searchers located items in the pocket of the deceased clothing; this led to the positive identification of Albert Chretien.
Albert Chretien and his wife Rita became stranded in Northern Elko County in March of 2011. Rita Chretien spent 48 days in their vehicle before being rescued. Albert Chretien left their vehicle to walk back to State Route 225 in search of help getting their vehicle unstuck