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Police Find Hiker's Blood-Stained Clothes, IDs, Action News 2, Atlanta ^ | 1/05/2008 | WSBTV

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.

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KEYWORDS: emerson; hiker; hilton; murder
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To: chasio649; doodad

Thanks for the clarification.

41 posted on 01/06/2008 8:43:53 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: blueheron2

We had a lab who lived to the ripe old age of 15.
If he was on the deck and someone came into the front long, farewell.

If someone came thru the garage (his domain) he’d show teeth.

He grew more protective as he aged At the age of 1 the world was his friend.

42 posted on 01/06/2008 8:46:24 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (Durham, where bottom feeders go to die.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Sad news about Ms Emerson but...

Your post really described me and my friends. Any nut case that runs into us would be standing straight, eyeballs spinning and looking for an escape route.

Same mixed military gear and boots, look like a bunch of pirates when we don’t shave and by the looks of us - somebody, if not all, have some type of weapon. And about half are Good ‘ol Boys so we have that problem covered also.

43 posted on 01/06/2008 8:56:43 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: devane617
"I also wonder about the missing teacher from south Georgia. I can’t recall her name, but she was from Ocilla, or the Tifton area. Went missing about a year ago without a trace."

Tara Grinstead of Ocilla. Missing since October 2005. More here, here, and here.

44 posted on 01/06/2008 9:04:19 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Concho

Unfortunately, in American society today, drunks, derelicts, and druggies have become the citizens of choice for many, many state and local governments. They bring in federal funds (food, housing, medical care, and they employ lots of fat-butted social workers. All at taxpayer expense, of course. So, the local governments make believe there’s nothing they can do about them (even to the point of refusing to enforce loitering laws). And the politicians and their protected vermin live happily ever after. While we foot the bills and suffer the crimes and degradation of our homes. Pretty sich, huh?

45 posted on 01/06/2008 9:12:03 AM PST by lapster
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To: Scoutmaster

In Tara Grinstead’s case, she had a tumultuous relationship with a former boyfriend, and a former student from her school who was essentially stalking her. The 20-year old former student was arrested for banging repeatedly on her door about six months before she disappeared. The relationship with her former boyfriend had her taking long drives and calling in sick because of the emotional stress.

46 posted on 01/06/2008 9:15:46 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Scoutmaster
My wife and I hike a lot in the area where the Bryants were murdered. There are an awfully lot of remote places out there where skulduggery would be extremely easy. Also, there are Wiccans, Satanists and druggies who hang around in these woods for their own various reasons - none of them wholesome. We completely avoid the area in the days around Halloween (we have seen clear evidence of rites).

I am always "visibly" armed and careful of anybody I meet out there. There is no sense calling 911 when out there (just ask the Bryants, who tried). Most people you run into are good people but one never knows when or where you will meet a bad one and they may not appear "threatening" (although the one time my alarm bells got working really overtime, they certainly were).

The woods may be a place for solitude but it is not a place where you want to let your guard down, either.

47 posted on 01/06/2008 9:18:21 AM PST by Gritty (It's never a good idea to put reality up for grabs. There may come a time when you need it.-Mk Steyn)
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To: Scoutmaster

Yep, that’s her...I read you post below, but you never know. I am certain it is being looked at...

48 posted on 01/06/2008 10:04:12 AM PST by devane617 (Stop Illegal Immigration. Call your Senator today. Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121.)
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To: lapster

“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?”

What are you talking about? Please fill me in.

49 posted on 01/06/2008 10:06:27 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: Southerngl

Speaking of “my territory”, it creeps me out that they found her clothes and wallet at the Quiktrip that is practically across the street from me.

50 posted on 01/06/2008 10:11:01 AM PST by Sender (Feel like, I feel like a poke chop san'wich)
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To: Alberta's Child

Looks can be deceiving...

From the late 70’s to the early 90’s — our motorcycle “gang” was a group of managers and engineeers from technology corporations in Silicon Valley, an assistant District Attorney from a local town and one venture capitalist..... We did not look unclean, unshaven or slovenly......

On many Sunday mornings, most of the eight of us would make the run to the beach at Santa Cruz, Capitola or Half Moon Bay for breakfast and then back home around Noon.... On long weekends we would frequently run North to Oregon or East to Tahoe or South to Death Valley.....

Rarely using Motels — we would usually just pull off into a forest fire road for the night...ground cloth, sleeping pad, sleeping bag with a throwover to stay dry.

One particular night near Mount Lassen -— there was an uneasiness due to unexplained sounds, and one guy simply mentioned that he had a pistol with him and for those in the group to announce themselves if they needed to move about that evening. This was common practice for those of us from the military...

Well - his announcement produced the acknowledgement that of the eight riders — 7 had pistols! This is in Kalifornicate - where no one had a concealed carry permit!

The assistant District Attorney was the only one without a piece and he was shocked that so many “righteous citizens” were violating the law by carrying weapons....

Our “clean” group of middle aged and affluent bikers, wouldn’t have struck fear into any serial killer -— until perhaps he learned that 7 of 8 were armed and 6 of 8 were “experienced veterans”......

51 posted on 01/06/2008 11:54:37 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Sender

We were just recently house hunting in the area North of Cumming along the Western shore of the now empty Lake Lanier.

52 posted on 01/06/2008 11:56:30 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Scoutmaster

....However, aren’t you allegedly ‘required’ to sleep in shelters rather than along the trail?....

No. In National Parks and some other controlled areas, but on much or the trail water is the controlling factor.

Some thru hikers stay in shelter to avoid carrying a tent, but others shun them because of people who stay up all night.

53 posted on 01/06/2008 12:06:58 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: Scoutmaster

A police officer in Southern Indiana has been convicted twice of murdering his family and he had a lot better alibi than the officer that has been under investigation in this case. I can’t believe he was at a bar that late and then decided to go on rounds with his friend for the rest of the night. Like one officer said, his alibi was to good, although it looked like it had holes in it to me. I wonder if any of the suspects took a lie detector case.

54 posted on 01/06/2008 12:11:03 PM PST by blueheron2 (Hoist the colors!)
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To: Scoutmaster

“...I think this would be murder number ten on the AT since 1974...”

Ten known murders, but how many people just disappeared and never turned up again?

55 posted on 01/06/2008 12:19:59 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: chasio649

I backpacked the Smokies in the 1970’s and never stayed in shelters, has it changed?

56 posted on 01/06/2008 12:24:42 PM PST by razorback-bert (Remember that amateurs built the Ark while professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: Gritty; All
Ok everyone, question. My husband and I are arguing the point of carrying a gun hiking. Does one have to have a concealed license to carry while hiking or not if carrying the weapon visible? We hike alot with our family in many places in western NC and now we are seriously considering taking a weapon. Any advice would be welcomed.
57 posted on 01/06/2008 12:24:51 PM PST by Babsig
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To: Scoutmaster

This is very sad. I’m not entirely sure on the timeline, but it seems to me that they announced this guy’s name before they actually caught him. I suppose it may be because he was seen at the time of the disappearance last fall of two hikers, and perhaps he had been ID’d then. Or probably he was a previously convicted sex killer, paroled to hole up in the woods and wait for more victims. I bet we’ll find out that he had a record for things like this.

58 posted on 01/06/2008 12:29:42 PM PST by livius
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To: Sender

Yeah. That would creep me out too!

59 posted on 01/06/2008 12:33:24 PM PST by null and void (So many of us know so little about so much that effects the outcome of our lives.)
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To: Babsig

Check if SC’s CCW license is good in NC, then get one of those. Else you’d have to keep it hidden and risk not being able to obtain a license at a later time.

60 posted on 01/06/2008 12:37:24 PM PST by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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