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    VA - Gina Hall, 18, Radford, 28 June 1980 *S. Epperly guilty*

    Gina Hall
    Missing since June 28, 1980 from Radford, Virginia
    Classification: Involuntary

    Vital Statistics
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'0"
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair.
    Other: She did not smoke or use drugs. Blood type - O
    Marks, Scars: Burn scars on her right side from her upper arm to her thigh.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Gina Hall was last seen in June of 1980. The Radford College freshman had gone out dancing with a group of friends. One of the members of the group, Stephen Epperly, talked her into going to a party at Claytor Lake. When they got to the cabin on the lake, they were alone. Gina was never seen again.

    Epperly told police when he was interviewed for the first time that he had driven Gina from the nightclub to the lake house. He said he heard her call her sister to tell her that she would be home in the morning. He said they went to the dock and that he went swimming but that Gina did not.

    According to him, they left the house and Gina dropped him off in Radford. He went to bed and never saw her again.

    Police later found enough blood and hair samples to suggest that Hall did not survive an assault.

    Gina's sister's car was found at the Pulaski County end of the railroad trestle over the New River. Searchers looking for Gina discovered a blue blood-stained towel near where the Chevy had been found. It contained fibers consistent with those found in the carpet at the lake house.

    Nearby, a policeman found one of Gina’s shoes at the opposite end of the trestle from where the car and the towel were found. Two weeks later, other searchers found all of the clothes Gina had worn the night she vanished. The clothes were tied in a bundle and were bloodstained.

    Epperly was indicted and tried for first degree murder. Gina’s body was never recovered, which required the state to prove both that she was dead and that her death had resulted from a criminal act on the part of Epperly. Epperly is still serving a life sentence for murder, though he maintains his innocence. Gina Hall's remains have never been found.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Radford Police Captain Lawson

    Source Information:
    The Doe Network: Case File 2147DFVALINK:


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    Bumping case up.

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    Investigators reopen Gina Hall missing persons case -

    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    Some additional information about Gina and this case:


    Of particular interest here is what the tracking dog managed to do! Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily View Post

    Missing 34 years today.

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    This case is so sad. Did they search everywhere around the lake house and trestle? I wish he would just admit where she is.

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