Discussion in 'Gary M Hilton' started by SeriouslySearching, Jan 11, 2008.
I added the WS threads and Maura's information.
Alicia Showalter Reynolds WV
Three People Who Vanished Without a Trace in the Great Smoky Mountains
Photos surfaced later possibly of Tara in back of van.
A female torso was located on June 27, 2004 by a work crew trimming bushes at the I-70 (westbound) rest area near the 199 mile marker in Wright City, about 50 miles from St. Louis, MO.
The rest area is the first Missouri rest area on the west bound side from Illinois. There is a back entrance to the rest area that is secured by a gate, which is often left open, and was probably left open on the night of this occurrence. The back gate is accessible from the north service road.
The area in which the victim was found is a remote area of the rest stop, along a circle drive which is primarily used as a picnic area and is accessible to cars, vans and smaller trucks. It is unlikely that an over-the-road type vehicle would use this area due to limited access, although it is remotely possible.
The victims body was found approximately 10' from the edge of the pavement, down a slight hill. It appears as though the suspect(s) drove to the area, removed the victim from a vehicle and simply discarded her remains by throwing her down this hillside. The victim was not murdered at this location.
It is estimated that her remains were discovered within 12 hours from the time she was discarded, probably sometime after 9p.m. on Sunday, 06-27-04.
There is very little evidence of decomposition, therefore it is estimated that she was killed no more than just hours before being dumped at this location. It is probable that she was killed at a location not far from the scene of recovery - maybe no more than 50 to 100 miles.
Her head, arms and legs were removed and have not been recovered.
Unidentified White Female
The victim was discovered on June 18, 2001 in Janice, Perry County, Mississippi
Estimated Date of Death: Up to eight years prior to discovery. (from 1993+)
Cause of Death: Blunt force trauma to the head.
The victim was located by surveyors on June 18, 2001 on Camp Shelby land on US Forestry property, approximately 1 mile off Red Hill Road on DeSoto National Forest land in a wooded area off Woods Road.
From the same article,
"In October 1986, Rebecca Dowski and Cathleen Thomas were found dead in a car that had been pushed off an embankment near Williamsburg"
From link: http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Newsroom/News_2006/News_2006_Q3/Search_Human_Remains_082406.htm
Lt. Todd Bogardus, (603) 271-3361
August 24, 2006
Human Remains Found at Abandoned White Mountain Campsite
CONCORD, N.H. -- Human remains were found during a search of an abandoned remote campsite in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of the White Mountain National Forest in Lincoln, N.H., on Thursday, August 24, 2006. The search was conducted by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers after White Mountain National Forest personnel found camping equipment at the abandoned campsite on the Cedar Brook Trail, approximately 6 miles from the Lincoln Woods Trailhead on the Kangamagus Highway (Route 112). The campsite was obscured from view of the trail and appeared to have been abandoned for a significant amount of time, according to N.H. Fish and Game Lt. Todd Bogardus.
While searching the wilderness site, a New England Canine Search and Rescue dog discovered a human skull. Continued searching by personnel from New Hampshire Fish and Game, the White Mountain National Forest, Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue and Upper Valley Wilderness Response Teams located additional remains belonging to a single individual. New Hampshire State Police Troop F detectives assisted in the investigation.
The State Medical Examiner's Office will be investigating to make a positive identification and a determination as to the cause of death.
No further information is available at this time.
Judy (Judith) Smith Boston, MA
Body found 9-2007 near Asheville, NC on a remote hillside where she was possibly hiking.
Wonder if they could get DNA off those sunglasses and if the backpack has any clues?
PS.......IIRC, it's been reported that prior to his last known location, he was in PA earlier in his life.....fran
Lady in the Dunes
some similarities- head almost severed, jeans folded up neatly under her head.
She was seen alive in Mid-January - GMH was arrested on Jan 4th for Meredith's murder.
You are correct! Don't know what I was thinking.
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