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  1. #16
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    GMH is obviously terrified by the death penalty and it sounds like he is willing to talk if that is waived. Personally, I would waive it in both the Bryant and Dunlap cases so the families involved can have some closure.

    GMH is 61 yo, in poor health, has MS.... the chances he will die a natural death before the mandatory appeal process is exhausted and he is executed are very good.

    GMH is in jail and he isn't getting out to kill again..... I'm more interested in doing what is in the best interest of the families of the victims than in what happens with GMH - even if it means GMH gets a break or concessions.

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    I think all this stuff he collected from his victims would be considered "trophies". As sick as that is .... it's a common thread that serial killers seem to share.

    Since there appears to be an enormous amount of it for le to sift through and look for leads I would guess that it will takes months to link other victims to their belongings found in Hilton's possession.

    Hopefully by releasing the evidence list, the family members of other missing people will have a chance to look it over and maybe identify an item in their own cases.

    The more people that see it, the better....

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstick View Post
    I think all this stuff he collected from his victims would be considered "trophies". As sick as that is .... it's a common thread that serial killers seem to share.

    Since there appears to be an enormous amount of it for le to sift through and look for leads I would guess that it will takes months to link other victims to their belongings found in Hilton's possession.

    Hopefully by releasing the evidence list, the family members of other missing people will have a chance to look it over and maybe identify an item in their own cases.

    The more people that see it, the better....

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    I agree on all counts. With the wide collection of hats esspecially, I think those were his trophies. One was yellow and pink, another was Hawaiian with flowers..definitely not something he would purchase. It is mindboggling when you consider the number of hats..if most are connected to someone else then he had many, many vics over the years.

    JMHO

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    Looking back at clothes

    http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs...D=200771211012

    This link includes the pictures of the ATM in Florida. Interesting to notice the clothes being worn. The men's dress shirt and the navy Cap. I didn't see any dress shirts included in the inventory list..no doubt he knew to get rid of that. What about the hat?

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    Is this the same hat?

    http://www.wsbtv.com/video/15006358/index.html?taf=atl

    Do you think this cap he's wearing in the webcam looks like the hat in the Florida ATM security film? If this is a navy hat...just a genearl description I don't see that listed anywhere in the contents of the van. Did I miss it...or do you think he routinely threw away incriminating clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly View Post
    http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs...D=200771211012

    This link includes the pictures of the ATM in Florida. Interesting to notice the clothes being worn. The men's dress shirt and the navy Cap. I didn't see any dress shirts included in the inventory list..no doubt he knew to get rid of that. What about the hat?
    dragonfly, look at Hilton's photo from the North Georgia News as he was being booked into the Union County jail. He has the EXACT same stance as the person in the photo using Cheryl's atm.
    http://nganews.com/arrest.htm

    That is also a very interesting point that there were no jeans or other normal articles of clothing in the evidence collected from the van; just expensive hiking apparel. They did find some type of knit cap, duct tape, and goggles in the evidence van.

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    Good catch on the jeans, Truly. I wonder if blood soaked jeans were in the dumpster. I don't remember a list of contents from the dumpster.

    Dragonfly, I am having trouble seeing the hat in the ATM to know if they are the same. I think I read somewhere, maybe another blog, that the detail had been enhanced in that photo and a link.

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    He was also wearing a dark knit hat in the sheriff's dashcam video, which as several people mentioned earlier might connect Hilton to Cheryl's atm.

    I know, pang, wouldn't it seem like he'd have regular clothes, work clothes, shirts warmer than mesh? I don't recall seeing a list of things he was throwing in the dumpster, but it was certainly taken as evidence, since they found Meredith's UGA id and fleece tops in there. There were a lot of backpacks and sleeping bags. Wonder what else?

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    To me, it looks very much like the same hat in both dash cam vid and the photo from the ATM on Tennessee st. Kinda of a dark blue or black knit "beanie" (?). Maybe it was his favorite hat, and he was wearing it when they caught him.

    I wonder if Hilton had an obsession with hats because he was balding? (I know somebody who has a huge collection of hats for that very reason - and he never goes outside without wearing one)

    Hiker - I agree with you - Hilton isn't going to get out of jail, and to be honest, trying somebody for the death penalty is extremely expensive and time consuming. He probably would die before he even was executed. It might be worth while to "trade" the death penalty for information...

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    Oh, I forgot to mention - as sick as this sounds - what are the chances the long sleeved shirt and jeans in the ATM pics are Cheryl's? I haven't any idea what she was wearing when she was abducted. He's a skinny sort of guy, he might have been able to wear her stuff.

    It looks like he was wearing John Bryant's coat when he hit the Ducktown ATM... perhaps he thought by wearing the victim's clothes, he'd "pass" as the victim? (plus of course additional stuff like a mask and goggles)
    Last edited by Tallytowngirl; 02-14-2008 at 05:54 PM. Reason: grammatical error


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    The Baseball Cap: America's Favorite Hairpiece.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallytowngirl View Post
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    I wonder if Hilton had an obsession with hats because he was balding? (I know somebody who has a huge collection of hats for that very reason - and he never goes outside without wearing one)

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    While Hilton was in FL this Dec 2007 he got a warning from the forest deputy because he was not supposed to be camping where he was (atleast I think that was the reason). When they searched his van after he was arrested for Merdith's murder, they found that warning..so that places him in Fl , in the area, near the time Cheryl was abducted.

    There is another young women who is missing from Fl who was going to the Smokie Mtns to camp. This was in 2005. After Hilton was captured a lady working at a store in the NC mountains in Dec 2005, thought she recognized Hilton as the man with this young women in her store. The young women has not been heard from since. I am wondering if the camping gear and some of the female items, pink tooth brush, pink jacket, hats, gloves, etc could be hers. Her hiking gear, suitcases, laptop, nothing has been found.
    Article about Rossana the young women from south Fl

    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pb...EWS01/80114093

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    If he did this off and on between work for the past several years, let's say 6 or 7 times a year then we are looking at alot of vics. I think using the bankcards only recently started because he had not worked in so long.

    What a huge amount of DNA and fingerprints to go through to try to find out who Hilton has been murdering. We know that the Bryants, Cheryl and Meredith are the tip of the iceberg. Hope this will give some other families the closure they need or an answer to where there family member is and what happened to them.

    JMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaDawn View Post
    While Hilton was in FL this Dec 2007 he got a warning from the forest deputy because he was not supposed to be camping where he was (atleast I think that was the reason). When they searched his van after he was arrested for Merdith's murder, they found that warning..so that places him in Fl , in the area, near the time Cheryl was abducted.

    There is another young women who is missing from Fl who was going to the Smokie Mtns to camp. This was in 2005. After Hilton was captured a lady working at a store in the NC mountains in Dec 2005, thought she recognized Hilton as the man with this young women in her store. The young women has not been heard from since. I am wondering if the camping gear and some of the female items, pink tooth brush, pink jacket, hats, gloves, etc could be hers. Her hiking gear, suitcases, laptop, nothing has been found.
    Article about Rossana the young women from south Fl

    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pb...EWS01/80114093
    I'm wondering why he kept that warning notice. He seems like the defiant type who would throw it out the window with an expletive as soon as the deputy was out of view. Sometimes when you get stopped by LE and you show them a warning, they'll let you off because you just got one. He may have thought it might be useful, just in case.

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    another "trophy" for him, is what I think it was...I think he got a real thrill out of outwitting LE, getting his hand slapped from time to time for minor things....when his real deeds went unseen.
    I can imagine him looking at the paper and laughing, to tell you the truth.....

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