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.