A body has been found in the search for a woman who went missing in Australia's outback for over two weeks, police said Wednesday.
The remains of a woman believed to be Claire Hockridge were discovered 23 miles south of Stuarts Well, in the Northern Territory, Pauline Vicary, Superintendent of Alice Springs Police Division told a press conference.
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The 46 year-old went missing Nov. 19 during a drive into the remote terrain near Alice Springs with her partner Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, and family friend Phu Tran, 40, who were both found alive.
The trio was stranded after their vehicle became bogged in a riverbed. After a week of staying close to their car and waiting for discovery, Tran and Hockridge set off on foot to find shelter and water, while McBeath-Riley stayed near the vehicle with their dog, Raya, she told reporters in a press conference after her rescue.
"One wanted to go high and the other wanted to follow the fence line," a police spokesperson told NBC on Dec. 3. "Sometimes the thinking is you go up high to see where you are, but also after 14 days, you don’t have rational thoughts."
Hockridge is survived by her two children, grandchild and partner, her sisters Melinda and Sarah said.