El Dorado Hills family hopes found dog is one they lost a year ago

lost golden retriever

An El Dorado Hills family is hoping a golden retriever found wandering through a campground in the Tahoe National Forest is the dog they lost while camping nearby more than a year and-a-half ago.

Murphy, a 5-year-old golden retriever, became separated from the Braun family during a camping trip in October 2012.

And then, a couple of weeks ago, a stray golden retriever was spotted at a campground about 11 miles from where Murphy disappeared.

But is it really Murphy? Could a dog survive 20 months in the wilderness?

The family says they're 99-percent sure it's him, but are running a DNA test to be absolutely sure.
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