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Old 08-10-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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I once heard that someone once either killed or attempted to kill hikers on the Appalachian Trail here in Maine around Katahdin. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? I heard it a couple of years ago and have tried to search for it on the internet to see if there is any truth behind it but can't find anything.

Just curious and wanted the truth.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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all I could find was Wiki
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Nine homicides have been documented on the trail since the first reported homicide in Georgia in 1974.[citation needed] In 1981, the issue of violence on the Appalachian Trail received national attention when Robert Mountford Jr. and Laura Susan Ramsay, both social workers in Ellsworth, Maine, were murdered by Randall Lee Smith.[30] Another homicide occurred in May 1996, when two women were abducted, bound and murdered near the trail in Shenandoah National Park. The primary suspect was later discovered harassing a female bicycler in the vicinity,[31] but charges against him were dropped, and the case remains unsolved.[32]
Appalachian Trail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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I saw that too, but that occurred in Georgia I think. The couple were hiking from Maine to Georgia.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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I actually remmeber that. Im in NH and dont remember the particulars but yes there have been murders on the APT in ME
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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All I found was a female couple that were killed. Hate crime. Other murders on the trail appear to have been in different states by different murderers. Doesn't look to me like anything I can find that it's a serial murderer running the trail or anything.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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All I found was a female couple that were killed. Hate crime. Other murders on the trail appear to have been in different states by different murderers. Doesn't look to me like anything I can find that it's a serial murderer running the trail or anything.
oh yeah,,,,no definately nothing serial, sucks to be at the wrong place at the wrong time!
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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oh yeah,,,,no definately nothing serial, sucks to be at the wrong place at the wrong time!
No kidding!!! Or to be unarmed! Can you imagine that little 's face if one of those ladies had pulled out a gun.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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No kidding!!! Or to be unarmed! Can you imagine that little 's face if one of those ladies had pulled out a gun.
haahaahaahaa that would be me....haa 5'2 nothing, but cross my path and endanger me! I have been shooting since I was a kid
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:59 AM
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There was a woman who killed herself in her car on the Appalachian Trail not too long ago. I think it was in Monson or Abbot somewhere.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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haahaahaahaa that would be me....haa 5'2 nothing, but cross my path and endanger me! I have been shooting since I was a kid
Me too. Daddy had a gun in my hand on the range when I was 8 years old. Hubby taught at the FBI academy one year and was on our department's SWAT team. I can out shoot him.
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