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    ID - Jo Elliott-Blakeslee, 63, & Amy Linkert, 69, Craters of the Moon, 24 Sept 2013

    Didn't see a thread for this, but it is getting media attention because the search is being hampered by the government shutdown.

    http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/1...t-craters.html
    The family of 63-year-old Elliott-Blakeslee put out a call for experienced hikers to volunteer for the search late Monday night.
    http://magicvalley.com/news/local/hi...9bb2963f4.html
    The incident management team overseeing the search operation is now assessing the likely survivability of Dr. Elliott-Blakeslee, who was last seen on Thursday, Sept. 19, and reported missing Tuesday, Sept. 24. She is believed to have headed out from the Tree Molds trailhead for a short hike without food, water or protective clothing. Her hiking partner, Amelia "Amy" Linkert was found dead Wednesday, Sept. 25, Weaver said.

    When a body was found on September 25, it was originally reported to be Jo, but later dental records confirmed that it was Amy. http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/0...r-missing.html
    Last edited by ClaireNC; 10-02-2013 at 10:26 AM.
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    Here's some past articles...


    2 Women Missing at Craters of the Moon

    Authorities in eastern Idaho are searching in the Craters of the Moon National Monument for a pair of Boise women who did not return from a camping trip.

    http://magicvalley.com/news/local/p-...9bb2963f4.html


    Rescuers find missing woman's body at Craters of the Moon

    Butte County search crews say they have found the body of one of the two Boise women who disappeared during a camping trip at Craters of the Moon National Monument in eastern Idaho.

    http://www.ktvb.com/news/Two-Boise-w...225215502.html


    Body Found In Craters Of The Moon Misidentified

    On Wednesday, a body was found. It was initially believed to be that of 63-year-old Jodean Elliot-Blakeslee.

    However, Traci Weaver, National Park Service Public Information Officer, said that the preliminary identification of the body as Elliott-Blakeslee was incorrect. The body found was actually that of her hiking partner, 69-year-old Amy Linkert.

    http://www.kmvt.com/news/local/Body-...225596462.html


    Search continues for missing woman; Officials say it is likely a recovery effort now

    The search for a 63-year-old woman who was reported missing at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve more than a week ago is ongoing, but officials say it is likely a recovery effort at this point.

    http://www.idahostatejournal.com/mem...a4bcf887a.html

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    I've been so busy; I should have posted this. It's been all over the news recently. They surmise that the one woman was injured and the other went for help and didn't make it. I was just daydreaming today and came up with a scenario by which the still-missing woman plotted the whole thing and has disappeared. She DID have money; she donated quite a chunk to a local hospital so she'd have the means to live if she'd thought it all out ahead of time. If I have time I'll write the not-too-likely scenario out just so you guys can pick it apart, lol.

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    This is just wrong...

    Shutdown slows search for woman at Idaho national monument

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...onal-monument/

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    A little contradiction with reporting Cat....

    Oct 2, 2013.

    Hampton further indicated that park officials received permission to keep staff members on the search who would otherwise have been placed on mandatory leave without pay

    http://www.idahostatejournal.com/new...9bb2963f4.html

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    Also from the above link...

    “Our family is grateful to the Butte County Sheriff as he leads the coordination of the search efforts with Monument personnel,” said Teresa Hampton, a family member of Elliott-Blakeslee. “ If more volunteers are needed, we will post the request on Facebook at

    www.facebook.com/SearchforDrJo.

    http://www.idahostatejournal.com/new...9bb2963f4.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardeaa View Post
    I've been so busy; I should have posted this. It's been all over the news recently. They surmise that the one woman was injured and the other went for help and didn't make it. I was just daydreaming today and came up with a scenario by which the still-missing woman plotted the whole thing and has disappeared. She DID have money; she donated quite a chunk to a local hospital so she'd have the means to live if she'd thought it all out ahead of time. If I have time I'll write the not-too-likely scenario out just so you guys can pick it apart, lol.
    Interesting...you've got me thinking about your not-too-likely scenario --- as you said they think one was injured so the other one - a doctor - went for help?

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attraversiamo View Post
    Interesting...you've got me thinking about your not-too-likely scenario --- as you said they think one was injured so the other one - a doctor - went for help?

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    It could be the other way around -the doctor was injured and the other woman went for help. That is very rugged terrain.
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    Family Asking Hikers to Help With Recovery Effort

    http://www.eastidahonews.com/2013/10...covery-effort/

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    Very sad. Beautiful but very rugged terrain.


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    I've been there several times. It really is rugged terrain. It wouldn't take much of a misstep to get hurt out there. Plus there are places where the lava flows open up into holes and deep cave areas. It's beautiful but you have to be careful.

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    The search continues... The Craters of the Moon National Monument has a Facebook page and is posting daily updates on the search.

    https://www.facebook.com/Cratersofth...tionalMonument
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlywings View Post
    Also from the above link...

    “Our family is grateful to the Butte County Sheriff as he leads the coordination of the search efforts with Monument personnel,” said Teresa Hampton, a family member of Elliott-Blakeslee. “ If more volunteers are needed, we will post the request on Facebook at

    www.facebook.com/SearchforDrJo.
    The photos on the Facebook page of the search dogs with their torn up boots shows just what hard going this is.. but given that, and it was only meant to be a "short hike", how far could she have got? Is it harder to get scent on such rocky terrain?
    Justice for Jennifer


    Rest in peace Danielle and Tammy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Dreamer View Post
    The photos on the Facebook page of the search dogs with their torn up boots shows just what hard going this is.. but given that, and it was only meant to be a "short hike", how far could she have got? Is it harder to get scent on such rocky terrain?
    People are assuming it was a short hike, but we don't really know the definition of "short" hike. The initial reports were that it was to be a "day hike". I was at Craters of the Moon about 20 years ago. It is very disorienting and easy to get lost. Even where trials are marked, they are hard to follow. The area where they were hiking, there is short marked trial, there is also "back country" hiking in that area. We don't know which they were doing, a short 1-2 hour hike or back country hiking.
    Last edited by ClaireNC; 10-05-2013 at 06:27 PM.
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    Elliott-Blakeslee is believed to have headed out from the Tree Molds trailhead for a short hike without food, water, or protective clothing on Sept. 19.
    http://www.idahostatejournal.com/new...9bb2963f4.html

    As reported it also confirms the couples two dogs, laber-doodles, were left in the truck.
    Sounds like a short hike.

    jmo

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