The couple, Paula Lane, 46, and Roderick Clifton, 44, had left his mother's home in Citrus Heights, Calif., headed home to Nevada, but were reported missing Nov. 29, ABC news reported.
Apparently they took their Jeep off-roading, the report said, and became stranded off Highway 88/89 in the Sierra Nevadas.
After a day, Clifton went to find help, but never came back, police said. Lane set out several days later, and was found alive Wednesday by a relative who was part of a massive two-state manhunt, ABC said.
Clifton's body was found several miles from the highway, ABC said, and though police have not said how he died do not suspect foul play, ABC reported.