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UPDATE: Citrus Heights Couple Still Missing After Drive to Nevada During Storm

Roderick Paul Clifton and Paula Lane left on Thursday, as the stormy weather got serious.

UPDATE: Citrus Heights Police shared the following update to a missing-persons story we ran Tuesday morning: 

Roderick Clifton and Paula Lane, as well as the vehicle they were driving, remain missing.  Roderick Clifton is a Citrus Heights resident who stays part time with Lane at her home in Nevada.  Citrus Heights PD will continue to coordinate the investigation into their disappearance at this time while working with allied law enforcement agencies. 

Throughout the weekend ground officers from El Dorado Sheriffs, Alpine Sheriff’s, the California Highway Patrol, and the Douglas County (NV) Sheriff’s department as well as families and friends of the missing parties have searched their route for them.  Today the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit coordinated an aerial search by a CHP Helicopter and snow machine search of roads in the Sierras closed due to snow.  The CHP air crew searched the routes most likely taken by Clifton and Lane through El Dorado and Alpine Counties.  Citrus Heights Police Department Investigators have found no evidence the missing parties are involved in criminal activity or have met with foul play.  A search of credit card and cell phone activity has not produced any leads on their whereabouts.  All information points to some unintended event occurring during their drive between Citrus Heights and Gardnerville.  Family reports their couple’s normal route is Highway 50 to 89, to 88 into Gardnerville, NV.

STORY: A couple went missing last Thursday during a drive from Citrus Heights to Gardnerville, Nevada. 

Citrus Heights Police Department Det. Sgt. Lee Harrington told News 10 that Roderick Paul Clifton and Paula Lane never didn't answer cell phone calls from relatives that night, and they never reached their destination. 

Search crews have been alerted and have traced the path Clifton and Lane traveled along Highway 50, 88 and 89, for a total of 117 miles, according to vcstar.com.

Lane was from Gardnerville and Clifton had ties in Citrus Heights, according to News 10

shari attendorn December 05, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Wait!! What the hell does the phrase " lane WAS from Garnerville"?! AS FAR AS I KNOW, THEY HAVENT BEEN FOUND YET. WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU PUT SOMETHING SO INCENSITIVE AND THOUGHTLESS AS BEING PAST TENSE! THIS COUPLES FAMILY AND HER LITTLE BOYS READ THIS AND HAVENT GIVEN UP ON THE MIRACLE THAT THEY ARE SAFE SOMEWHERE WAITING FOR HELP TO FIND THEM! SHAME ON YOU!
Jerry Gianunzio January 01, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Relax Shari ; You were not there were you? Why do you not get a job with this news company? Get a life! And where the heck is "Garnerville? Never heard of it! Geez!
Jerry Gianunzio January 01, 2013 at 10:31 PM
BTW Shari: Your caps lock is stuck "on".
Jerry Gianunzio January 01, 2013 at 10:36 PM
So while I am here; Has anyone ever heard of The Black Rock National Landmark? It is a cave with escorted tours and a gift shop/reception center. Located about 1/2 mile from Volcano and near the Indian Grinding Rock State Park. Also located there is a darndest, most amazing nature walk. Check it out!

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