The search for a woman who has been missing for more than two weeks in the Australian desert has ended in tragedy, with police believing they have located her body.
McBeath-Riley and Hockridge, both Alice Springs locals, had taken Tran out for a drive and afternoon trek more than two weeks ago, heading to a region south of Alice Springs, when their ute became bogged in a river.
Claire Hockridge, 46, became stranded with two friends south of Alice Springs on November 19, when their ute became bogged in sand on a river bed.
Mr Tran was found by a pastoralist who was conducting a bore check at the Palmer Valley station south of Alice Springs.
Mr Fogarty found tracks and followed footprints before he saw Mr Tran come out of a large cement pipe he had slept in.
On Wednesday morning, police inspected tracks they believed belonged to Ms Hockridge.
Mr Tran and Ms Hockridge planned to head towards a highway, while Ms McBeath-Riley stayed in the area, thinking her dog would not survive a long walk.
'We are concerned that she may have limited water, ' she said.
They had used up all their supplies of water, as well as some vodka drinks, biscuits and beef noodles they had in the auto.
The discovery of Mr Tran a fortnight after he went missing in the heat of the Outback was described as miraculous by Police Superintendent Pauline Vicary on Tuesday.
After running out of water, Phu Tran and Hockridge went looking for help, taking only a compass and a Global Positioning System.
The trio was reported missing on November 23 and police began an air search three days later, focussing on areas south of Alice Springs near Owen Springs, Stuarts Well and Rainbow Valley.
Formal identification is yet to be conducted and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Police had originally hoped that Hockridge would be found alive after she and Phu Tran found water, though the pair separated some time before he was found.