Skip to comments.Police Find Hiker's Blood-Stained Clothes, IDs
Posted on 01/06/2008 6:32:45 AM PST by Scoutmaster
Police believe missing hiker Meredith Emerson is dead after finding her blood-soaked clothing Saturday in a dumpster.
(Excerpt) Read more at wsbtv.com ...
Surveillance video and additional evidence puts Hilton at that QuikTrip.
According to the arrest warrant, Hilton was washing out his van with a bleach and water solution when taken into custody.
Sadly, it appears that Meredith Emerson is dead.
Wonder if the police also found the yellow coat Hilton was wearing when seen with Emerson? And, if so, if they can tie the coat to the missing hiker from last October, or the video of a man using the hiker's ATM card.
The AT is one refuge for solitude i look forward to...and now crazies are running loose there....it’s hard to keep your spirits up in this world....this really gets me down....i seel so sorry for her family....i need to get the thoughts out of my head of what i would do to Mr. Hilton...it’s not healthy.
Hilton is also now a person of interest in the death of an elderly woman and the disappearance of her husband in a wilderness hiking area in Upstate South Carolina last fall.
The AT has had it’s share of ghastly crimes over the years.
I guess solitude also draws the deranged.
I think it was North Carolina....Pisgah National Forest....i admit to meeting some strange folks on the trail but i never thought they were dangerous...i’m sure this girl also thought this man was harmless.
If he looks his age(61,) then I can definitely see someone not thinking a man is as dangerous.
Sadly, this is what happens when serial killers get old. They don’t get better (and I feel this guy is a serial killer) they just keep killing. If they get older and less strong and stand out in a crowd more, they will simply go for the weakest possible targets—kids.
This kind of thing happening will not stop. The ones who feel most compelled to act on these evil impulses or hate are the ones least likely to stop killing. The only thing we can do is manage our risk and be prepared. That means being armed at almost all times, ESPECIALLY, as a hiker on your own.
Better that we all become armed and aware, rather than unarmed and paranoid about every person who approaches you.
People on vacation let down their guard.
If Meredith was, indeed, murdered, I think this would be murder number ten on the AT since 1974 (three double slayings and four individuals). To my knowledge, no AT murders from 1923 through 1973.
I think the AT is particularly vulnerable because of how often it passes through or comes close to civilization. Access to the trail is relatively easy for those who intend to do wrong. The shelters are known places to find hikers. Also, so many through-hikers have a few places where they hike or hitchhike into town for a shower, mail, fresh food, and other luxuries. A hiker seen in town may be followed back to the trail.
As to your thoughts about Hilton, I understand them completely. My thoughts about what should be done to him aren't healthy either.
A nice little S&W Model 60 in .38 Special works for me.
Sad to think that in these beautiful places - where we go to get away to nature - we can be in danger from such a freak. I used to feel the only danger was a misunderstanding with a bear.
We hike armed now, have for some time. Where we can my dog comes with us also. I guess we’ve come full circle. Our forefathers hiked armed too - for entirely different reasons.
I used to let my kids loose in the woods for backpacking trips and camping trips on their own. My grandchildren will not have that experience until they are old enough to have good judgment with weapons. Not a change I am happy to see.
I can’t think of a park I’ve ever been to that I would want my daughter or son to be in by themselves.
Long record for the perp, no doubt he should have been incarcerated. You can probably thank ACLU/liberal judges for that one. In our county the largest expense, after public schools, is jailing criminals and only a small percentage of them actually have to do time.
Most thru-hikers will tell you to don’t camp close to roads...may sound strange to some but i agree with it.
Ger dog was a lab mix, I’m assuming from this labs aren’t very protective.
I think Hilton had a dog too.
One look at the alleged perp, and you say to yourself, “Why do these micreants all bear such an uncanny resembleance to each other?” The answer, of course, is, “Because they are almost invaribly drunks, derelicts, or druggies” (almost invariably with a list of arrests a mile long).
Then — unless you’re a bleeding heart liberal — the inevitable next question is, “Well, if that’s the case, why don’t the authorities do something to keep closer tabs on these drunks, derelicts, and druggies?” And the horrifying answer to that question is that thanks to folks like the ACLU, drunks, derelicts, and druggies in the United States are now a protected class.
Should you have any trouble believing that, check out the appalling number of programs especially designed to provide your tax money to these upstanding members of the Welfare Vulture Culture.
By the way, did you know that your government now has a program to provide drunks with $600 cash a month — if they come in each month and prove they’re still stewed to the gills? You can’t make this stuff up.
That miserable scumbag. Give him to her Dad. This is playing out uncomfortably close to my home. I know that gas station and car wash. My daughter drives in that area as well.
all bear such an uncanny resembleance
I don’t disagree with anything you say...but most thru- hikers look like derelicts after 6 months on the trail...it’s a running joke...it’s amazing to see the difference when they finish the trail and get cleaned up.
How very sad. Shoot the perp then hang him.
I’m so sorry to hear this. The poor young lady.