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Missing AT hiker in Maine

Postby marcminish » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:49 pm

The Maine Warden Service is still searching for Geraldine “Gerry” Largay. Her trail name is “Inchworm”. Inchworm is a northbound hiker on the Appalachian Trail. She was last seen on Monday, July 22, 2013 at about 3:30 p.m. Inchworm was ascending Lone Mountain at that time. Her likely destination was the Spaulding mountain lean-to, where she was planning to spend Monday night.

The Maine Warden Service is seeking to talk with any person that spent Monday night, July 22, 2013 at the Spaulding Mountain lean to. If you have any knowledge of any hiker or are a hiker that spend Monday night (7-22-13) at Spaulding mountain Lean-to please call 207-624-7076.
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Re: Missing AT hiker in Maine

Postby marcminish » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:50 pm

My wife worked with her husband. I was asked to post this on any message boards I may know. Please do not contact me, the poster, with any information. Contact the Maine authorities directly instead. Thanks.
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Re: Missing AT hiker in Maine

Postby marcminish » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:51 pm

Additional info and photo of the missing woman here:

http://www.kjonline.com/news/Over-rugge ... hiker.html
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Re: Missing AT hiker in Maine

Postby anita » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:36 pm

Hoping for the best..
Have you tried viewsfromthetop.com ?
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Re: Missing AT hiker in Maine

Postby Bark Eater » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:39 pm

Weird story. Have you ever read "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" by Stephen King? Yes, fiction of course but some similarities. Odd that she was supposedly very experienced but obviously is well off the trail some place. Hope she is found.
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Re: Missing AT hiker in Maine

Postby nartreb » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:54 pm

There's been a lot of Internet speculation about this SOBO hiker angle, but I haven't seen any reliable information about the content of the call to the motel. The idea that she "report[ed] that Inchworm was overdue" does not seem to be supported. But given that Inchworm had been overdue since the 22nd, it's hardly inconceivable that the SOBO heard a rumor of this by the 24th and would seek to contact the husband.
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Re: Missing AT hiker in Maine

Postby nartreb » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:12 pm

The SOBO knew Inchworm was late because Inchworm was already late when she met the SOBO. As to knowing she was *still* missing, we don't know whether she knew that. We have a phone conversation between the SOBO and some motel staff, as reported to a warden, as relayed to a reporter. I'd be very cautious about taking that report too literally.

But assume the SOBO got to Stratton on the 24th. Inchworm had been missing for two days. Is it so hard to believe that a rumor of this wouldn't have reached Stratton by then?

The thing we can conclude about the phone records is, either the police don't have results yet, or they're choosing not to share the results. There would be two separate queries: 1) tower-based location data for the time and place where Inchworm went missing (if her phone was on, you could get a rough fix of her position; any other phones in the area would be nice to know about too); 2) business records of what phone number called the motel at a precise time. For the latter, a pay phone might make a cold trail, but so could a prepaid cell phone if it was then turned off or the SOBO moved out of range.
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