(CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif.) -- A Nevada couple missing for a week in the California mountains after their vehicle became stuck following a sudden snow storm have been found. The woman survived the ordeal, but her boyfriend died, police said.
Paula Lane, 46, and Roderick Clifton, 44, were reported missing on Nov. 29, after they left Clifton's mother's home in Citrus Heights, Calif., on their way home to Nevada.
The couple are believed to have taken their Jeep off-roading when they became stranded off Highway 88/89 in the Sierra Nevada mountains, police said.
"They spent that first day, and slept in the vehicle before Roderick left to go find help, but he never came back," said Bryan Fritsch, a spokesman for the Citrus Heights police department.
When Clifton did not return, several days later, Lane set out to find help. She was found Wednesday by a relative, among others searching for the couple, along the highway in Alpine County, Calif.
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