Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bodies of elderly pair found on fort
Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Bill Hess

Posted on 11/04/2006 6:39:47 AM PST by SandRat

FORT HUACHUCA — The bodies of an elderly couple were found Friday afternoon in a remote area of Huachuca Canyon on this Southern Arizona Army post.

A hiker found the bodies near a vehicle, said Maj. Matt Garner, the fort’s spokesman. While no foul play is suspected, an investigation by the FBI and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Detachment on the fort is continuing, the major said.

The couple had no apparent military ties, Garner said.

However, the normal process for the members of the public without a military vehicle sticker is to access the fort by stopping at one of the gates and obtaining a temporary pass by showing a driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration.

Individuals who obtain a temporary pass are not required to turn it in when leaving the fort. Garner said part of the investigation is to determine when the couple came on to the post. That information wasn’t available Friday night.

According to initial news reports, the man and woman, who were in their 80s, were from Maricopa County and had been reported missing by family members.

Attempts to obtain information from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office were unsuccessful Friday night.

herald/Review senior reporter Bill Hess can be reached at 515-4615 or by e-mail at bill.hess@svherald.com.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: bodies; elderly

1 posted on 11/04/2006 6:39:48 AM PST by SandRat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SandRat
Sad and weird. I'd expect this to hit DUh with a secret military program of genocide angle.
2 posted on 11/04/2006 6:47:26 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Ever learning . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WorkingClassFilth

If this is the elderly couple they talked about on tv lastnight, it was stated that they do not go far from home, which is Sun City, outside of Phoenix.

They went quite a distance or must've gotton lost. I think they both had the beginnings of Alzheimer's.


3 posted on 11/04/2006 6:50:16 AM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

We had an elderly uncle and aunt who got disorientated while driving to the senior citizen center for lunch, and ended up 50 miles from where they were suppose to be going. They spent the night in a field not even close to the highway. He took off across country and the further they went the more confused they became. We had the police out, and even a small plane looking for them. Two boys and a dog found them while riding a 3 wheeler out on their land. My Uncle and Aunt both got very ill afterwards and never fully recovered from that experience.


4 posted on 11/04/2006 6:53:29 AM PST by native texan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: native texan
I'm glad they were found ok. I wonder about carbon monoxide . This happened last year to another couple. Getting disoriented isn't just an old person's disease though. I know someone that was going to Houston. Her husband went to sleep and she didn't make a turn and they ended up in San Antonio. Last I heard she hadn't recovered yet either:')
5 posted on 11/04/2006 6:58:39 AM PST by CindyDawg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: native texan

How horrible this must've been for your family. I am glad they were found.


6 posted on 11/04/2006 7:00:49 AM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3

I think you could say they had the end of Alzheimer's.


7 posted on 11/04/2006 9:06:52 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: CindyDawg
Getting disoriented isn't just an old person's disease though. I know someone that was going to Houston

It can happen, especially at night. I was returning to Killeen, from the Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot in Houston and similarly missed a turn (at Milano) I was almost to Round Rock when I figured out that something had gone wrong. I didn't recognize the town I was in (Taylor when I should have been up around Cameron heading towards Temple) and then stopped to regroup, look at a map and figure out how to get home. Of course I could have just gone on into Round Rock, and then gone home from there. Might have been quicker than the FM roads I actually took.

8 posted on 11/04/2006 9:52:31 AM PST by El Gato
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

I had a map and daylight but I left Brownwood for Whitney and ended up in Killeen once:')


9 posted on 11/04/2006 2:18:31 PM PST by CindyDawg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: CindyDawg
I left Brownwood for Whitney and ended up in Killeen once:')

Depending on which Brownwood (there are 3) and which Whitney (there are 2), that's either not too bad, or downright awful. Ending up in Killeen is not necessarily good anyway.

10 posted on 11/05/2006 8:13:03 AM PST by El Gato
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson