Man Sought In Connection With Missing Hiker Near Blood Mountain, Georgia

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Post by Tree Top Flyer » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:39 am

SF,

I'd have to agree with you.
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Post by TreeFrog » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:28 am

He just plead guilty and was sentenced. I expect they will get a conviction in the other cases as most sound very similiar to this one:

http://www.11alive.com/news/columnist/b ... yid=110457

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Post by Guests » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:32 am

Found another dead hiker:

http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/200 ... /827627259

This one was near Highlands, NC at Whiteside Mountain Trail in the Nantahala Forest in Macon County. It is reportedly NOT the missing 84 year old man, Bryant. Scary, cause I have hiked this trail and in many of the other areas where Hilton has been. I hope they nail him for all these killings. I'd like to believe there isn't another wacko out there as I don't plan to stop hiking anytime soon.

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Post by Stagefright » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:45 am

Actually, they don't think Hilton had anything to do with the killing at Whiteside Mt. But they do think they may have found the missing body of
John Bryant:

http://www.11alive.com/news/article_new ... yid=110633

NC Hunter Finds Body in Forest

FRANKLIN – Mark Waldroop on Saturday thought he would spend a little free time scouting for deer in the Nantahala National Forest a few miles from his parents' home.

He parked at a gate on a forest service road off Old Murphy Road, a place known locally as the switchbacks, and walked into the woods. He started looking for signs of deer immediately but what he found is not what he expected to see.

“I could see what looked like a skull laying off down in the woods,â€

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Post by Guests » Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:57 am

It appears the woman at Whiteside Mt. died of exposure - no foul play - but it sounds like the other body will be connected to Hilton and is likely Mr. Bryant:

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs. ... 0880203032

FRANKLIN – Medical examiners in Chapel Hill this morning started an autopsy on skeletal remains found in the Nantahala National Forest over the weekend and investigators in the case hope know the identity of the body today.

Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland said the autopsy started at 8 a.m.

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The sheriff on Sunday said he could neither confirm nor deny any connections between the body and Gary Michael Hilton, who was convicted last week of beating to death Georgia hiker Meredith Emerson and is a suspect in the slaying of hiker Irene Bryant and her husband, John, in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard last year.

Mark Waldroop, a hunter who lives in Haywood County but grew up in Franklin, discovered the remains around 5 p.m. Saturday when he walked past a gate on a forest service road off Old Murphy Road. The stretch of road is known locally as the Switchbacks.

He was on an off-season deer scouting hike and started looking around as soon as he stepped from his car. But what he saw about 30 or 40 yards from the gate was not what he expected to find.

“I could see what looked like a skull laying off down in the woods,â€

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Post by Guests » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:19 am

A summary of the case. Sounds like he's about to be booked for all of these crimes. No word on the Clemson case, though.

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/s ... _0210.html?

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Post by BirdShooter » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:12 pm

Here are links to a bunch of articles on the case from a Blue Ridge newspaper:

http://www.blueridgenow.com/apps/pbcs.d ... 328&Ref=AR

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