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PostSubject: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:17 pm

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/the-mystery-on-blood-mountain-part-1/6wevjqz

The Mystery on Blood Mountain, Part 1
Aug. 27: Hiker Meredith Emerson goes missing on Georgia's Blood Mountain on New Year's Day 2008. Law enforcement officers become concerned after finding a police baton with some her possessions on a trail. Dateline NBC's Dennis Murphy reports.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/44288468#44288468 Dateline NBC
Good morning! For those of you who missed Friday night's 'Mystery on Blood Mountain' with Dennis Murphy, you can now watch the full episode online belo
www.msnbc.msn.com

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In Memory of Meredith Emerson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARtBfVSs04g&feature=fvsr

Uploaded by khalick on Jan 20, 2008

'After I made the video montage dedicated to Steve and Meredith, Steve asked me to make a picture slideshow for him. He chose the pictures, song, and the parts of the poetry he wanted included, all I did was put it all together for him and I am honored to have done so'.(quote - khalick)

Note: Steve Segars: Gwinett Co., GA Firefighter/Paramedic, was Meredith 'Hope' Emerson's soulmate..
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"Fare Thee Well"

Fare thee well my bright star
I watched your taillights blaze into nothingness
but you were long gone before I ever got to you before you blazed past this address
and now I think of having loved and having lost you never know what it's like to never love
who can say what's better and my heart's become the cost
a mere token of a brighter jewel sent from above

fare thee well my bright star
the vanity of youth the color of your eyes
maybe if I'd fanned the blazing fire of your day to day
or if I'd been older I'd been wise
too thick the heat of those long summer evenings
for a cool evening I began to yearn
but you could only feed upon the things which feed a fire
waiting to see if I would burn

fare thee well my bright star
it was a brief brilliant miracle dive
that which I looked up to and I clung to for dear life
had to burn itself up just to make itself alive
I caught you then in your moment of glory
your last dramatic scene against a night sky stage
with a memory so clear it's as if you're still before me
my once in a lifetime star of an age

so fare thee well my bright star
last night the tongues of fire circled me around
this strange season of pain will come to pass
when the healing hands of autumn cool me down



Look what I found:

http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=%2Fmp4%2FSUE248_JenniferPharrDavis_083111_WS WSJennifer Pharr-Davis: 'Becoming Odyssa' - CBN TV - Video
www.cbn.com
Jennifer shares how her faith helped her set the unofficial record for fastest hike through the Appalachian Trail...
Jennifer Pharr Davis hiked the AT in honor of Meredith Hope Emerson and John & Irene Bryant in the summer of 2008, setting a new womens record for hiking the Appalacian Trail..
Now she has set an all time record. She is an amazing person, as was GMH's many innocent victims.

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http://www.ajc.com/travel/mountain-crossings-a-hikers-467389.html
Mountain Crossings a hikers’ paradise
ShareThisPrint E-mail By Bo Emerson


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For a guy whose job has him posted in the middle of nowhere, Winton Porter certainly draws a crowd.

Enlarge photo Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com A used hiker’s boot hangs in a tree along the Appalachian Trail that passes through Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi in Neels Gap near Blairsville. The hostel and outfitter’s store is a busy place this spring as hikers begin their Appalachian Trail adventure.

Enlarge photo Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com Mike Kaufman, 25, of Cleveland reads as he relaxes at the hostel. Many of those who wander out of the woods and into Mountain Crossings have nurtured a dream of walking from Georgia to Maine.

Enlarge photo Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com Don “Mom” Johnson, 73, of North Dakota, puts on his backpack as he makes his way to the Mountain Crossings hostel. There he can stake out a bunk at the 15-person, $15-a-night shelter next to the store.

Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com A sign displays the rules of the hostel.

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Mountain Crossings
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Winton Porter owns the Mountain Crossings outfitter and hostel at the Walasi-Yi Center on the Appalachian Trail near Blairsville, and, though he’s technically in the wilderness, there’s a lot of human wildlife on hand.

The Mountain Crossing Trading Post is only a few hundred yards from where Trail Angel Meredith Hope Emerson, was abducted on 01/01/2008

In a new memoir called “Just Passin’ Thru’: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters,” Porter writes about collecting what he calls the “wackos, heroes and friends” that have made that journey. It is this crew that makes Mountain Crossings the Algonquin Round Table of the hiking community.




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Elegy tribute for Meredith Hope Emerson: Blood Mountain Hiker:

An Elegy by Winton Porter
January 2008

Out on the trail, when a comrade falls, a trail angel rises.
Meredith, whose kind and loving spirit was cruelly taken from all those who knew and loved her, has joined the ranks of trail angels.
She will forever be our guide.

Because trail angels dance along the path of peace and joy forever.
Because trail angels watch over those who merely want to walk forever.
Those who simply want to live.
Those who want to live simply.
And beautifully as Meredith did.
Merediths light once illuminated the path of hundreds of friends and family members as well as among the many, many she touched along the graceful trail of her life.
The light Meredith brought us has not been extinguished.
It has risen.
It now illuminates the path of millions
Across our nation.
Around the world.
And as her light rises, we come to know its source.
A source inextinguishable.
An inner source.
It came from Merediths compassion.
Her kindness.
Her love of outdoors.
Her love of animals.
It now fires our love.
Our compassion.
Our resolve to live better lives.
Kinder lives.
It warms us, consoles us, unites us here and now.
And as her light rises,
It ignites in us the good of our natures.
It reveals to us the beauty of these mountains.
It fires in us a renewed joy for living, for those around us, for the walks we share today.
Her light reminds us not to wait but to love while we still can.
Now….Stop.…Listen.
Hush and truly listen.
Hear the drums?
Feel them on the wind?
Hear the human tales of triumph and sadness that echo through these vast and ancient mountains?
These are human tales, bouncing off the cliffs,
Reverberating among the high tree lines,
Following the deep gaps.
Filling our hearts.
Separateness is an illusion, my friends.
There is no me.
There is no you.
There is only We.
We of this earth.
We the one.
I am you.
You are me.
Together , we are bound by common experience:
Love. Life. Hope. Joy. Sorrow. Pain. Memory.
Meredith Emerson is you.
You are Meredith Emerson.
Follow her light.
It will guide you well.
Remember.
Out on the trail, when a comrade falls, a trail angel rises…




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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:37 pm

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U can see the cherokee marble monument tribute for Meredith 'Hope' Emerson at: http://glennindawson.blogspot.com/. scroll down then click older posts for other pics and comments.(low tech Blog)
I wrote the poem for Meredith Hope Emerson, that is engraved on the monument. I was in the abyss, or darkness, when I wrote the poem, and had the monument later engraved.
OReilly; the tan lab helped me build the cherokee marble sidewalk in front of my home where the monument stayed for almost 2 years.
I moved it to the trailhead shop at Blood Mountain, GA,
for AT Hikers to enjoy, where it stayed about a year, before the National Park Service made me move it. Guess, they want it to go away..
It is now at my farm in Tate, GA. My granddaughters and I are opening a Pet Rescue in June. have the building leased and stocked with inventory. It will be named 'the Rainbow Bridge of 'HOPE' Pet Rescue'.
Our goal is to use the profits for the Appalachian people to feed their pets and help with vet bills, etc. Many are giving their pets up due to the economy/ or deserting them, etc..
The monument will be placed there..

(http://www.ajc.com/travel/mountain-crossings-a-hikers-467389.html)


Glenn Adams
February 17th, 2008 at 2:31 am

Meredith Hope Emerson, loving, caring, an important part of nature,
She and her dog Ella, loved the mountains and outdoors.
Where the rhodendrum grow , the hemlock stand tall, and the Eagle soars,
Just sitting marvelling at the Appalacians; so majestic with splendor,
She and Ella, playing, hiking, and bonding with love,
The forest, inhabitants; birds, and deer meander,
The meadows in Bucktown, will take your breath, and wild azaleas bloom,
The sun rising high, the forest comes alive, the honey bees and Butterflys. Black bears just lumbering along, the birds singing mother nature’s favorite song.
Hikers come from all over to hike the AT, some hiking it short, some hiking it long,
She and Ella thought of this as a paradise, for whatever it’s worth,
When they were one, with the earth,
My only request is, and I pray,
That they meet again on that endless Rainbow Bridge,
entering Heaven , Someday...
In nature she’ll be missed, by family, friends, and loved ones.
As our somber nation prays, she was my neighbor for just Four Days……

Glenn Adams/Wolfscratch
"She was my neighbor for just 4 Days"..


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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:50 am

Running Times Magazine: 5 Minutes with Jennifer Pharr Davis - Which explains why 27-year-old Jennifer Pharr Davis is not known as a runner. But when it comes to long journeys like the Appalachian Trail she is a ...

http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20080819/NEWS/125254

By Lindsay Lancaster
Times-News Staff Writer

Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Jennifer Pharr Davis didn’t just make it. She finished in record-setting fashion.

KNOX CROWELL/ TIMES-NEWS
Saturday afternoon, she smashed the previous women’s record for an assisted through hike of the Appalachian Trail, and she sprinted to the finish line. In the final week of her trek she covered 300 miles — about a third of it running — while averaging less than four hours of sleep a night. She completed the 2,175-mile trail in 57 days, 8 hours and 35 minutes — 30 days faster than any other woman.

Davis undertook the hike to honor the memory of murder victims Meredith Emerson and John and Irene Bryant, who were killed last year in public forests. A drifter named Gary Michael Hilton pleaded guilty to Emerson’s death in Georgia and has been named as the sole suspect in the death of the Bryants.

“I want people to remember the life and the spirit and the joy of the Hilton victims as opposed to their tragic ending,” Davis said.

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:04 am

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.http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/guestbook.aspx?n=meredith-emerson&pid=100869042

legacy online Guest Book -

'Meredith Hope Emerson'

Oldest to Most Recent Entries March 03, 2011

just remember her so often and her courage . i never even knew her but I live in Blairsville, GA, and hiked that trail so many many times .... I feel some relief that her murderer has been convicted and sentenced to death in Fl.
she became a hero to many locals here..

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:01 am

http://www.redandblack.com/2009/01/13/park-safety-heightened-after-alumna-murder/


News - Park safety heightened after alumna murder
Park safety heightened after alumna murder
January 13, 2009 by MERCEDES PARHAM
Filed under News

RENEE AYLWORTH
Many steps have been taken in order to make parks safer in memory of Meredith Emerson.The memory of a Georgia hiker’s disappearance and death resonates one year later in a bundle of new park safety procedures, and traffic on the trails has increased.

Meredith Emerson, a 24-year-old former University student noted for her academic endeavors and love for the outdoors, disappeared from Blood Mountain Trail in Blairsville on New Year’s Day 2008.

Six days after friends and family began searching for the missing hiker and her case garnered national attention, her body was recovered in the mountains of North Georgia on Jan. 7, 2008.

A drifter, Gary Michael Hilton, later plead guilty to kidnapping and murdering Emerson. He is serving a life term and was extradited to Florida for the murder of a nurse.

Since Emerson’s death, efforts have been made to increase hiker awareness. North Georgia and Athens area parks and recreation centers have followed the trend.

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:12 am

http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/current-issue/jennifer-pharr-outdoor-person-of-the-year/


Jennifer Pharr Davis: 'An Amazing Lady'

In the past four years, Jennifer Pharr Davis has logged more miles on trails than most people will in a lifetime.
Since her first thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2005, she has hiked over 6,000 miles on six continents, including a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail and a summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Being on trails is where she feels most happy and comfortable—although a tragedy earlier this year nearly changed that.

On New Year’s Day, 24-year-old Meredith Emerson was hiking on Georgia’s Blood Mountain when she was abducted by Gary Michael Hilton. Emerson struggled and courageously fought Hilton for three days before he brutally murdered her.

Hilton has since confessed to the crime and is serving a 30-year prison sentence. He is also the only suspect in the murders of John and Irene Bryant, whose bodies were found in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests of North Carolina.

The two women didn’t know each other, but when Davis learned about Emerson’s death, it felt like a personal attack. It angered her that suddenly the Appalachian woods—statistically safer than any city street—would be feared. So she decided to take back the wild the way she knows best—with a hike.

This summer Davis set a supported speed record on the Appalachian Trail, completing the 2,175-mile trail in 57 days, 8 hours and 35 minutes. She also became the fifth fastest person to ever finish the trail. Hiking an average of 38 miles a day for nearly two full months, Davis dedicated the endeavor to Emerson’s memory.

The adventure was fully supported by her husband, Brew Davis, who met her every night along the trail with food, supplies, and shelter. The couple began their A.T. adventure only a week after getting married. It certainly was not a traditional honeymoon, but it turned out to be a multi-dimensional journey of endurance, trust, and redemption.

You dedicated the hike to someone you never met. Why?

JPD: When the Gary Michael Hilton murders came into the news, they deeply affected me. Meredith Emerson was the capstone. I wanted to do something for her, so this hike became a memorial. I wasn’t set on doing it publicly at first, but I got in touch with her father and asked him what he wanted. He wanted me to make it as public as possible.

Were you trying to recapture a feeling of peace in the wild after what had happened to Meredith?

The woods are a place where I feel safe and at home, but after Hilton’s murders, I felt like the woods had been tainted. I hated that one person could have such a negative effect on a place that’s so pure. I wanted to prove that it was safe, and that there were more people out there that will help you than hurt you. Evil feels out of place in the woods. This summer reminded me of that, and I wanted to pass the message on to others.

How did the end result differ from what you initially expected?
At the beginning of the hike, I was trying to honor Meredith. About halfway through the hike, someone sent me an article about the murder trial proceedings. During the trial it came out that she had fought Gary Michael Hilton for three days to preserve her life and lead him to justice.

She was giving him the wrong pin number for her ATM card and physically fighting back when she had the opportunity. The authorities said her instincts and courage ended up leading them to Hilton. It made me realize that she was the reason he was caught, and if it wasn’t for her, he could still be out there victimizing people on the trail—me, my husband, or a friend. So by the end of the hike, it ended up being more of a thank you to Meredith. I wanted to highlight her as a hero.

Did you do anything specifically to pay tribute to her on the hike?

On my last morning, I hiked up Blood Mountain where Meredith was abducted. My husband, two dear friends, and I sat up at the top and thanked Meredith. We also expressed our hopes and visions for the trail to be a safe place that people could enjoy in the future. That was the most gratifying feeling of the hike.
It finally gave me closure.

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:39 am

UPDATED: 7:24 pm EST February 12, 2008

ATLANTA -- There are new revelations today about what investigators found inside confessed killer Gary Hilton’s van. Tuesday, Channel 2 got an exclusive copy of the report for his van.
In January, Hilton admitted to killing Georgia hiker Meredith Emerson.
Whenever Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents get a search warrant they’re required to file a document which lists everything they found inside. It is an extremely detailed document and the GBI told Channel 2’s Jodie Fleischer that some of the items listed are still considered evidence in other pending cases against Gary Hilton.
Channel 2 Obtains List Of Items Found In Gary Hilton's Van Sling Blade, Hack Saw, Needles & Bong Found In Hilton's Van
When agents with the GBI caught Hilton January 4, he was at a DeKalb County gas station. His white van was parked near the vacuum cleaner and officials say, he was trying to destroy evidence. But he didn’t get it all.
"He lives in it, it's his home and everything he owns probably was in that van and so when you think of it that way it was potentially a big evidentiary catch,” said John Cagle with the GBI.
The list is lengthy and detailed. Twenty shirts and a dozen pair of pants, eight jackets, 29 hats and three sleeping bags.
PDF: Complete List Of Evidence Found In Hilton Van 1 2 3 4 5 6
Medical papers in the van confirmed Hilton does have multiple sclerosis. Hypodermic needles and various medications were also found along with pornographic magazines, personal lubricant, condoms and a bong.
"Some was very expensive cold weather gear, something you'd look at him and someone virtually homeless and lives in his van, how would he acquire that kinds of stuff,” Cagle.
Some of it may have belonged to other people, like Emerson, who Hilton admitted kidnapping on New Years Day and then beating to death in the north Georgia woods. Hilton’s weapons included a sling blade, a hack saw and three air pistol BB guns.
"We not only recovered things that were helpful to Florida but some other timeline items that also will be helpful to North Carolina,” said Cagle.
Agents found at least four separate blood stains -- one of the outside of the sliding door of the van, another on a yellow jacket which may have been the one hiker John Bryant was wearing when he and his wife were kidnapped and murdered in North Carolina. Hilton is a suspect in their deaths.

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:44 am

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/15030560/detail.html

Hilton Named Suspect In N.C. Murder


Gary Hilton appeared in court Monday afternoon.

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MISSING HIKER

TIMELINE: The Search For Meredith


READ: Hilton Arrest Warrant


SLIDESHOW: Meredith Emerson Photos


SLIDESHOW: Search For Missing Hiker Continues


LINK: Blood Mountain


VIDEOS
VIDEO: GBI Releases More Information On Hiker Investigation

VIDEO: Hiker's Boyfriend Speaks Out
VIDEO: Hilton Considered Suspect In Another Woman's Death

VIDEO: Dashcam Video Shows Gary Hilton

VIDEO: Autopsy: Blunt Force Trauma Killed Hiker

EXCLUSIVE: Woman Who Turned Hilton In Talks To Channel 2

VIDEO: Hilton Connected To Other Unsolved Murders?

VIDEO: Meredith Emerson Case Traced Path Across Counties

VIDEO: Meredith Emerson's Body Found

RAW NEWS CONFERENCE: Meredith Emerson's Body Found

VIDEO: Missing Hiker Case Impacts Other Murder Investigations

VIDEO: Several People Report 'Odd' Encounters With Missing Hiker Suspect

VIDEO: Man Accused Of Kidnapping Meredith Emerson Appears In Court

VIDEO: Authorities Checking Link Between Hiker Suspect, Missing Woman

VIDEO: Hiker's Father, Boyfriend Plea For Help

VIDEO: What's Next For Gary Hilton?

VIDEO: Acquaintance Describes 'Person Of Interest' As 'Friendly'

VIDEO: Search For Missing Hiker Intensifies

VIDEO: Police Name 'Person Of Interest' In Missing Hiker Case

VIDEO: Volunteers Help With Missing Hiker Search

VIDEO: Person Of Interest Sought In Missing Hiker Case


Posted: 2:02 pm EST January 11, 2008
Updated: 4:06 pm EST January 15, 2008

ATLANTA -- Investigators in North Carolina named Gary Hilton a suspect in the abductions of two hikers, one who was found bludgeoned to death and one who is still missing.

The body of Irene Bryant, 84, was found about a month after she and her husband disappeared while hiking in the Pisgah National Forest near Asheville. She had been beaten to death. John Bryant, 80, remains missing.

"At this point, I do consider Hilton a suspect,” said Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney. “We are following up on all information regarding possible sightings of Hilton. We have not released any other information regarding Hilton at this point.”

The announcement from Mahoney came just hours after a Florida prosecutor said they believe they have enough evidence to get a warrant against Hilton in that state but they do not plan to do that right now since Hilton is already in jail.


Gary Hilton appeared in court Monday afternoon.

Related Stories/Links
MISSING HIKER

TIMELINE: The Search For Meredith


READ: Hilton Arrest Warrant


SLIDESHOW: Meredith Emerson Photos


SLIDESHOW: Search For Missing Hiker Continues


LINK: Blood Mountain


VIDEOS
VIDEO: GBI Releases More Information On Hiker Investigation

VIDEO: Hiker's Boyfriend Speaks Out
VIDEO: Hilton Considered Suspect In Another Woman's Death

VIDEO: Dashcam Video Shows Gary Hilton

VIDEO: Autopsy: Blunt Force Trauma Killed Hiker

EXCLUSIVE: Woman Who Turned Hilton In Talks To Channel 2

VIDEO: Hilton Connected To Other Unsolved Murders?

VIDEO: Meredith Emerson Case Traced Path Across Counties

VIDEO: Meredith Emerson's Body Found

RAW NEWS CONFERENCE: Meredith Emerson's Body Found

VIDEO: Missing Hiker Case Impacts Other Murder Investigations

VIDEO: Several People Report 'Odd' Encounters With Missing Hiker Suspect

VIDEO: Man Accused Of Kidnapping Meredith Emerson Appears In Court

VIDEO: Authorities Checking Link Between Hiker Suspect, Missing Woman

VIDEO: Hiker's Father, Boyfriend Plea For Help

VIDEO: What's Next For Gary Hilton?

VIDEO: Acquaintance Describes 'Person Of Interest' As 'Friendly'

VIDEO: Search For Missing Hiker Intensifies

VIDEO: Police Name 'Person Of Interest' In Missing Hiker Case

VIDEO: Volunteers Help With Missing Hiker Search

VIDEO: Person Of Interest Sought In Missing Hiker Case

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:37 am

Snipet from 01/07/2008 gbi interview: (CB: GBI - GMH: Gary Michael Hilton)

GMH: AND THEN I WENT DOWN TO THE PARKING LOT, LEFT HER TIED TO THAT TREE (UI)
CB: AT THAT POINT YOU LEFT HER AGAIN?
GMH: LEFT HER AGAIN
CB: AND THIS WAS APPROXIMATELY GETTING DARK?
GMH: YEAH (UI)
CB: GETTING DARK? OR AFTER DARK? AND WHERE DID YOU GO?
GMH: OH, I WENT DOWN AND UH, OPENED HER CAR, OPENED HER VAN . . . OH, AND I MOVED MY VAN NEXT TO HER CAR.
CB: DID SHE TELL YOU WHAT, WHAT HER VEHICLE WAS?
GMH: YEAH.
CB: OKAY.
GMH: SO I GOT MY VAN AND MOVED IT NEXT TO HER CAR.
CB: OKAY.
GMH: AND UH, I LOOKED FOR THE PURSE UNDER THE DRIVER'S SEAT, IT WASN'T THERE. THEN I WALKED UP, UNSECURED HER, WALKED HER DOWN, I HAD MY VAN OPEN … THE SIDE DOOR. AND UH, IT WAS NEXT TO HER CAR. SO I WALKED HER UP NEXT TO HER CAR. AGAIN, HER DOG WAS WITH HER. HER DOG WAS WITH HER.
CB: RIGHT.
GMH: SO I WALKED HER UP UH, NEXT TO HER CAR . . .
CB: UH HUH.
GMH: OPENED THE SIDE DOOR OF MY VAN AND PUT HER IN MY VAN. AND, AND, THEN TOOK A UH, A CHAIN . . .PUT HER IN MY VAN AND LAID HER DOWN, THERE IS A SLIDING SIDE DOOR ON THE LEFT. OPENED THAT SLIDING DOOR, I HAD A CARGO BAGS THERE. I JUST TOLD HER TO LAY DOWN ON THE CARGO BAGS.
CB: OKAY.
GMH: AND UH, I HAD TWO LENGTHS OF CHAIN PADLOCKED TO THE SEAT MOUNTING, THE FRONT SEAT MOUNTING, ONE CHAIN PADLOCKED, ANOTHER (UI) SEAT (UI)
CB: UH HUH.
GMH: (UI) THE SEAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE CAR. THE SHORTEST ONE WAS FOUR OR FIVE FEET LONG. THE OTHER WAS ABOUT NINE FEET LONG. IT WAS LINK CHAIN.
CB: YOU HAD IT AFFIXED TO YOUR FRAME?
GMH: YEAH. AFFIXED TO THE SEAT. UH, IT UH, YOU KNOW, LIKE WHERE YOUR SEAT ATTACHES TO THE CAR. IT'S QUITE SECURE IN CASE YOU GET HIT. YOU KNOW IN OTHER WORDS IF YOU REACH UNDER THE SEAT . . .
CB: WHAT WAS . . .
GMH: THE OTHER . . .
CB: . . . WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE CHAIN ITSELF? I MEAN, YOU HAD IT ALREADY ATTACHED TO YOUR (UI)
GMH: YEAH. IT WAS ALREADY ATTACHED. ONE WAS ATTACHED THERE AND ONE WAS ATTACHED HERE.
CB: OKAY.
GMH: YEAH, THEY WERE ATTACHED BY BEING PADLOCKED.
CB: OKAY.
GMH: IN OTHER WORDS THE CHAINS, ONE END OF THE CHAIN WAS BROUGHT UNDER THE SEAT, SECURED, AND PADLOCKED.
CB: UH HUH.
GMH: AND THE OTHER END WAS LOOSE. AND DITTO WITH THAT.
CB: AND WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THAT?
GMH: TO SECURE HER . . . OH, NO, NORMALLY I WOULD HAVE THAT TO UH, NORMALLY I WOULD HAVE THAT TO, IF I WAS CARRYING EXPENSIVE EQUIP, LIKE A GENERATOR OR SOMETHING IN THE VAN, I WOULD CHAIN THE GENERATOR IN THE VAN IN CASE SOMEONE SAW THE GENERATOR TO BREAK IN, SOMEONE WILL BREAK IN TO STEAL A 3 ½ KW GENERATOR.
CB: RIGHT.
GMH: . . . IF THEY SEE IT SITTING IN A VAN.
CB: RIGHT.
GMH: THEY'LL JUST BREAK IN YOUR VAN JUST TO GET THAT.
CB: DID YOU HAVE TO UNLOCK THE CHAIN TO PUT IT ON HER OR . . .
GMH: NO, I, NO, THAT END, I HAD SEVERAL PADLOCKS.
CB: UH HUH.
GMH: HAD SEVERAL PADLOCKS. SO I HAD ANOTHER, I HAD TWO OTHER PADLOCKS. SO I HAD A LOT OF PADLOCKS. A NUMBER OF PADLOCKS. AND UH, SO, BOTH OF THOSE ENDS WERE, BOTH OF THOSE CHAINS WERE PADLOCKED BY ONE END TO THE SEAT MOUNT. ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN AT, IF A PERSON WAS LAYING THIS WAY, FEET THERE, HEAD THERE, ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE FEET AND ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE VICINITY OF THE HEAD.
CB: OKAY, SO YOU CHAINED ONE CHAIN TO HER
GMH: SO UH . . .
CB: HOW DID YOU CHAIN HER?
GMH: IN ABOUT, THE SHORTEST CHAIN WAS ABOUT UH, I DON'T KNOW, FIVE, SIX FEET LONG. THE LONGEST ONE WAS TWELVE FEET, I BELIEVE. SO I JUST TOOK SIMPLY ONE END AND THEN UH, IT WASN'T TIGHTLY. I JUST TOLD HER TO LAY DOWN . . .
CB: UH HUH.
GMH: AND UH, ONE END OF THE CHAIN WAS PADLOCKED ALREADY TO THE SEAT. SO I TOOK THE OTHER AND, I DIDN'T GO ALL THE WAY TO THE END (UI) YOU KNOW, BUT (UI) I KNOW, FOUR, FIVE, SIX (UI) OTHER. PUT IT AROUND HER SO IT WAS TIGHT ENOUGH SO SHE COULDN'T GET IT OVER HER HEAD . . .
CB: RIGHT.
GMH: AND PADLOCKED THAT. I DIDN'T SECURE HER FEET OR HER HANDS.
CB: OKAY. ALRIGHT. WHAT DID SHE SAY TO YOU? DID SHE SAY ANYTHING AT THAT POINT?
GMH: SHE SAID UH, THEY TOLD ME NOT TO GET IN THE VAN. NOT, OR IN THE, I SAID GET IN THE VAN B***H. AND THEN I DETERMINED FROM WHERE HER, HER PURSE WAS AND IT WAS UNDER THE PASSENGER NOT UNDER THE DRIVER.
CB: DID YOU HAVE TO FORCE HER INTO THE VAN OR . . . DID SHE COOPERATE?
GMH: NO, SHE PROTESTED BUT . . . NO, NO I MEAN, SHE WAS COMPLIANT. YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T, I DIDN'T HIT HER, NO PHYSICAL FORCE OF ANY KIND AFTER THAT.
CB: OKAY.
GMH: AFTER THAT UH, ON THE MOUNTAIN.
CB: OH, OKAY. SO SHE PROTESTED AND SAID . . .


GMH: THEY TOLD ME NOT TO GET IN THE VEHICLE. I SAID,

"GET IN THE VAN BITCH" !!!

CB: AND SHE WENT IN? O.K. BUT SHE DIDN'T GET PHYSICAL?
GMH: NEVER AGAIN. NEVER . . .NOTHING.
CB: NO? OKAY. ALRIGHT. UH . . .SO YOU PUT A PIECE OF CHAIN AROUND HER NECK . . .
GMH: THAT CHAIN THAT I TOLD YOU ABOUT.
CB: DRIVER'S SIDE?
GMH: YEAH, THE DRIVER'S SIDE (UI) IT DIDN'T HAVE HER CINCHED DOWN TIGHT. IT JUST . . .

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:52 pm

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An Evening of Hope Appreciation Banquet
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Please join us and over 900 guests on Saturday, April 9, 2011, for our second Appreciation Banquet - An Evening of Hope - to honor the life of Meredith Hope Emerson and to celebrate the many accomplishments of Right to Hike, Inc. and its family of supporters.

The Banquet will be held at the Gwinnett Center's Thomas "Tommy" Hughes Grand Ballroom located in Duluth, Georgia, from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The opening reception presented by Progress Container & Display will begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner, recognitions, and live music provided by the Indigo Girls will directly follow the reception at 7:30 p.m. The dress attire is business to business casual.

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The Public Service Award, sponsored by Ms. Carol Terry, will be presented to Mr. Jerry Willis.

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The Meredith Hope Emerson Legacy Award, sponsored by Mr. Derek Schwerzler and the Rotary Club of Gwinnett Mosaic, will be presented to Mr. Robert Sutherland.




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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:38 pm

'From James Patterson Blog: 'Wolgscratch's Page' :



A Close Encounter With A Killer Mind
By Tyrra B Meserve Greene Publishing, Inc.

Since the beginning of time, within every culture, in every society, there have been those who are incapable of adapting and blending within the boundaries of their communal environment. Driven by a force that is incomprehensible to the peers upon which they prey, they feed on the terror and panic their crimes leave in the heart of the community. Unable to control their carnal desires for more than just brief moments, they reside in the dark recesses of the mind, opportunistically seizing victims to compensate for shortcomings they themselves are unable to overcome. Behind false smiles, it is truly then that the eyes become the window to the soul, or in some cases, the lack thereof.In most instances, the serial killer acts alone, extracting pleasure from the anonymity that he presents. However, in rare cases, these predators find in each other a kindred mind, linking up to work together, proving the old adage of water seeking its own level, even for heinous reasons. Whether the union is long-term, or short-lived, these serial killing partners present a unique problem for law enforcement officers trying to solve crimes.Recent developments have allowed Gary Michael Hilton to be charged with the murder of Meredith Emerson, and Cheryl Dunlap, however, questions still remain regarding Hilton’s involvement with other unsolved murders. It is currently under investigation as to whether Hilton is indeed a serial killer, and, if so, how many other victims did he claim, and, in what areas. In a recent interview with a Madison County resident, there has also now arisen the question as to if Hilton acted entirely alone.Debra Stephens, a Madison resident for many years, recalls a strange event that took place back in 2000. A local, who knew some of the more obscure river access points and sun-bathing spots, was taking advantage of a warm summer’s day and the company of her dogs. As she was lying on her towel, soaking up rays, Stephens was startled by her companions barking.“There’s canoers who go up and down the river all the time,” she said “so I didn’t think anything of it at first. Then I noticed there weren’t any other boats in the water and the dogs were focusing up the hill on the other bank.”Following their line of sight, Stephens noticed two men standing at the top of the hill, on the other side of the river, watching her.“I thought it was kind of odd when I noticed they were wearing blue jeans, sunglasses and boots. Not really boating clothes, if you know what I mean.”When the men stepped back into the shadows of the trees and did not reappear, Stephens said her apprehension abated a bit and she returned to sunbathing. Then, a few minutes later, the dogs started barking again and Stephens, now nervous, looked around once more. The dogs, trotting ahead of her, rounded a close bend and Stephens walked straight down to the waters edge to get a better view.“This older guy was paddling down in a canoe and it looked as though he was having a time of it. It was only he and his dog. At first, he asked if this was where they picked up the people for canoe rides. When I said no, this is private property, he kind of looked around, up the hill where the two guys had been.”It was at this point that Stephens said the older man looked like he accidentally flipped the canoe, trapping the dog underneath. As Stephens was debating whether or not she should jump in and help, she noticed the man glancing up, occasionally looking up towards where she had seen the other two men earlier.“He made it to the other bank and acted like he was going to lift the canoe,” Stephens remembered, “but then he just kept looking around and his dog was just laying there. His dog didn’t bark back at my dogs or anything. It was weird. It was almost like the dog had been through this before and he was trained.”When the man fell to the ground, he appeared to accidentally push his canoe back into the water where it started to float downstream. Deciding to lend a hand, Stevens started to get into the water on the opposite bank.“I looked up and there was one of the guys I had seen earlier, about halfway down the hill. I shouted up to him Hey, that man needs help, but he just looked at the older man, turned around and walked back up into the trees.”Stephens stopped the canoe from floating away, and then gave it a good shove back toward the old man on the bank. Deciding it was about time to head home, Stephens kept an eye on the man as she swam back to her side of the shore, gathered her things and got set to leave.“As I was walking back down the river bank to my truck, I glanced up the hill and there were those same two guys again. Well, one of them looked down at the older man and he looked back up at the guy and I thought they nodded at each other. When I passed by them on my side of the river, I remember thinking, now that’s weird; he doesn’t have anything in the canoe. Nothing, I mean, normally people have a life preserver, equipment, something. He didn’t. It was completely empty. Just him, his dog and a cane.”Stephens also found it disturbing that, as she passed the scene, both men that she had seen earlier had not only re-emerged, but they had picked up the canoe and were carrying it up the hill with the older man and his dog in tow.“I noticed that he wasn’t using his walking cane,” Stephens recalled. “He just followed them up the hill until they disappeared. That’s when I wondered how he had gotten the canoe down to the river by himself. There’s not a lot of places where we were at that you can drive up and drop a canoe, you have to hike it in and that didn’t seem like something he could have done by himself.“When I got home, I told a couple of people what had happened and they just told me I was nuts. I couldn’t help thinking that if I had gone over to their side of the river, I wouldn’t have made it back, but everyone I told laughed and said nobody was trying to get me, so I just pushed it to the back of my mind and tried to forget it.”Then, watching the news recently, Stephens got a jolt. A little thinner, a little older looking and worse for wear, Gary Michael Hilton looked like the man she had seen that day.“Naw,” Stephens said to herself. “I’m just spooked.”Letting it go once more, a week passed before on another airing of the local news, Stephens got a chance to hear Hilton speak.“I jumped out of my chair,” she said, “yelling, That’s Him! That’s the *!#* man from the river.”They were trying to get me,” Stephens stated with conviction “I know that now. I could feel that something wasn’t right. It was like they knew each other. It just felt wrong.”Sergeant Tim Baxter of the Leon County Sheriff’s Department was not able to give much information due to Hilton’s ongoing investigation; however, he is interested in connecting Stevens with the right authorities to take her statement.“The FBI is working with the different case investigators, developing a long term timeline for Hilton,” Baxter stated. “They are going back to before (Hilton) was born. So far, we believe he’s a loner, but we want to know where he’s been and whom he’s been seen with. We don’t want to rule out connections he may have to other cases.”As police still gather leads linking Hilton with other crimes, they are tracing his footsteps in the past. Only time will tell if police have caught all the right men.Staff writer Tyrra B Meserve tyrra@greenepublishing.com

Wolfscratch: GMH, was not the first, last, or only!
. Comment by Wolfscratch on January 29, 2011 at 9:26pm I began the journey backtracking & researching GMH on 01/06/08, which began as a search for Meredith Hope Emerson's remains. The investigative techniques used were conventional & unconventional. Although I have paid a heavy price over the 3 yr/18 hr a day journey. I would gladly do it all again if only one unknown victim of GMH & Assoc is identified & located. Roger L. Depue says it best: http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=3654.10;wap2 Evil is more than a vague notion. It is an entity, and it is manifest on the earth. It has reflexes and intuition, senses vulnerability, and changes its form to adapt to its surroundings. Those who do not believe the Devil walks this earth have not seen the things that I have seen. Evil is not a discrete entity that springs forth fully formed. It is born in the mind, takes root there as fantasy, and prospers when normal human restraint can no longer contain it. I have seen it devour the personalities of men like Richard Speck, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy, turning them into blank-faced sociopaths who clearly know right from wrong, but choose, time and again, to follow their own base urges, with complete disregard for the terrible human suffering they cause. I believe that every act of homicide causes a slight unbalancing in the world, and that it diminishes life’s universal equation. In the interest of justice, it is imperative that someone try to right that imbalance. But the task of fighting evil can take a terrible toll on the people who are charged with it. It can cost them their families, their equilibrium, their capacity for joy.


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. Comment by Wolfscratch on October 27, 2009 at 7:05pm Possible victim's map of Gary Michael Hilton, prepared by sleddog:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=112574089530430931856...

Wolfscratch . Comment by Wolfscratch on October 27, 2009 at 6:54pm The Fannin County campsite(Coopers Creek WMA) was GMH's destination on 01/01/08, after abducting Meredith, but due to 2" of snow and a Sheriff's Deputy working an accident in Dahlonega, GA, he detoured to HWY 52W & ended up in the Afton Rd.(30534) Dawsonville, GA area, near my home.

Aproximately a week after the site discovery, I took a drive up to the WMA, to snoop around, ask questions, and dowse the campsite. I was denied permission to dowse the site by the Game Warden, but was able to obtain the following info from campers and hunters that witnessed the site:

There were several military duffle bags with clothes & books & other unknown items.

There was a dog(skeleton) leased to a tree in the site.

several pistols at least one was pellet, not sure about the others. (Note when GMH, was arrested on 01/04/08, 3 pellet pistols were found in his van: (The Deadly Run Movie 1994: abducting women, taking them to an abandoned house in the North Ga Mtns., releasing them in the Forest, and hunting them as prey).

Hand trucks/dolly

Zip Loc bags which contained hair...

While the park official was going through one of the bags he found a plastic bag with Gary Hilton's name written on it. It contained a pair of lady's panties. He backed out & contacted the Fannin County Sheriff & the GBI at that time.

The contents of the site were transported to FDLE in Florida for Forensics Testing...

Two weeks later, I returned to the WMA/campsite to dowse for graves and gather more info and had a very traumatic experience...

Gary Michael Hilton, is the Hannibal Lecter of the 20th & 21st Century. When asked by the jailers at the Dawson County Jail, 'If you are so intelligent, why did you get caught'? GMH, responded, They haven't caught me since I was 14 years old." GMH, shot his stepfather in Hialeah, FL during a domestic dispute when he was 14 years old...

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(to be continued) . Comment by Wolfscratch on October 27, 2009 at 6:26pm Almost two years after Gary Michael(Mack)Hilton's arrest, a campsite/staging area/den was located by a hunter in Coopers Creek WMA, GA, only 30 miles from where Meredith Hope Emerson was abducted from Blood Mtn, GA.
Although there was a media frenzy on the site discovery, the articles were only generic and provided very little specific info. The items found in the site reveals significant DNA and other evidence linking GMH to many other unknown victims:

Hunter Finds Murderer Gary Hilton's Campground

Posted: 9:55 am EDT September 17, 2009Updated: 3:33 pm EDT September 17, 2009
JACKSON, Ga. -- A hunter accidentally found camping supplies, clothes and books belonging to convicted killer Gary Michael Hilton in the Chattahoochee National Forest, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

It happened last Friday at a concealed campsite and the hunter thought the supplies were illegally dumped or stolen.

Fannin County Sheriff's Sgt. Justin Turner said it's an area Hilton frequented.

Hilton is serving life in prison for the January 2008 murder of Buford hiker Meredith Emerson, 24. Emerson was reported missing on New Year's Day 2008 when she failed to return from a hiking trip. Her body was found a week later.

Hilton is also awaiting trial in the decapitation of hiker Cheryl Dunlap, of Tallahassee, Fla. Dunlap's body was found Dec. 19, 2007 in the Apalachicola National Forest, southwest of Tallahassee.

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(continued) . Comment by Wolfscratch on July 25, 2009 at 3:30am Brittany Black,
re: writing a book?
On 01/06/08, I had been following the news about a hiker: Meredith Hope Emerson, lost on 'Blood Mountain', GA.(Go to her Memorial: Legacy Guest Book and read the comments from all over the World.)
I posted my findings on the internet for memory and alibi purposes. Many(over a dozen)forums either censored my comments or closed the forum down(conjecture & speculation).
GA Closed Down their Investigation 02/08. I emailed Drudge 2008, and all major media outlets & said, "Closed my Buttocks!" The investigation was reopened the very next day by the Attorney General of the US. The media has been silenced and all pretrial evidence has been sealed.
I have obtained a tremendous amount of information from conventional and unconventional methods. I recently received the documents from the GA Bureau of Inv. which contains interviews of GMH, and Associates. GMH, had 4 friends, 3 of which are Attorneys(Officers of the Court)...
In GMH's interviews he repeatedly says, "I read." The forest was his safe haven. The Appalacian Trail, State & National Parks, were his primary hunting Grounds.
Although creative, GMH, obtained his MO & Signature; from 'Books' that he read. I tracked him to a Thrift Store in this area where he was eyewitnessed. He purchased and traded books at thrift stores. Although I seldom read, I purchased all serial killer books in the store. "I read". The parallels were obvious, the use of Law Enforcement strategies and procedures, the use of hunting schedules, the use of posted land, hunting clubs, the taunting, the many innocent victims(pawns in a chess game.) The magnitude, the duration.(copyright of the books 1962 to 2007). He gave Meredith Hope Emerson(GA) a book to read before her demise, 'Cannibals to Kings', he gave Cheryl Dunlap(FL)a book to read, 'Flowers in the attic', by VC Andress; 1st edition.
He wore a burial mask and used Cheryl Dunlap's ATM Card 3 days in a row beginning 2 days after her abduction. Burial Masks were worn during the Neolithic Period(Stone Age) GMH was taunting LE, and emulating.
GMH, was a master at emulation. Although I have patterned him geographically and he preyed in several states, his vehicle license was queried over 80 times in the past 10 years(these were GA queries alone). Most were in Forests...
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GMH had no Victim Profile or human emotionsd. . Comment by Wolfscratch on July 25, 2009 at 2:42am on 01/06/08, when I began the search, I put his head into mine and ask, "if I were him where would I go to hide her remains." When I entered the Abandoned Densmore Farmhouse, where he held her, I literally became him. I took on his mental and physical traits. I could see where he went and what he did when he arrived. It was a very traumatic yet surreal experience. My senses were magnified, memory photogenic, intelligence enhanced, etc. I could smell scents that the k9s missed and things were obvious to me, yet oblivious to trained detectives and investigators. I was assaulted 3 times, and one camper thought that I was him and had escaped the local Jail.
I was very frustrated, yet persistent. Two squad cars were sent to my home from the local Sheriffs Dept. to intimidate me into silence. Guess it didn't work...
Wolfscratch . Comment by Wolfscratch on July 25, 2009 at 1:57am Brittany black,
No I didn't write it, I lived it. Gary Hilton held his last victim; Meredith Hope Emerson(Blood Mountain, GA Hiker) within 2oo yards of my home in an abandoned house. She fought him for four days, physically, mentally, and spiritually. He had been doing his evil deeds for decades and if not for good, over Evil, he would still be preying on innocent victims.
GMH, was thought to be a petty drifter. He was arrested on 01/04/08, yet her remains had not been located. I started an independent search at daybreak on 01/06/08 in the area of Dawson Forest WMA.
I located the Abandoned house and one other location where he held her. I alerted authorities and they took several items in for testing. (they have twice returned for more items)
Once I located the first staging areas, I would get tips from the local Appalacian people that saw him in other areas. When I located his primary den(campsite) which contained his trashpile buried in black garbage bags, which contained purses, backpack, kid clothes, womens clothes, mens cloths, hairbows, etc. I called the local Sheriff, and they responded with 2 squad cars and a k9 unit. They said that he had only killed a couple of women for the money from their charge cards and that I was consumed, was hindering them from doing their job, and needed to seek therapy. I also located his icebox (in the ground) and several spots that indicated graves, with multiple remains.
From the signs and residue, it was obvious that he was very intelligent and Cagey. I analogized him as a mountain lion; hunting his prey, bringing them back to his primary den and devouring them.
After a few months and several threats from family members to have me comitted, the truth began to emerge. News broke on the 'Deadly Run' movie, which is a remake of the Most Dangerous Game, Robert Hansen(Alaska), 'Wolf Creek' (Australia), which GMH & his Attorney produced in 1994; about a serial killer hunting women in the Forest.
Here it is over 18 months later, they haven't comitted me yet and I find more info each day, GMH, was an anomally. He was a copycat of copycat serial killers with a tyrst of his own thrown in for confusion and contrast. He honed his skills, creativity, changing his signature and MO to cause confusion for LE & Vicap and the Behavior Science Unit of the FBI.
Although GMH, is serving a life sentence in GA, this was to get his DNA distributed to Cold Case detectives in the Eastern US and beyond. He is facing a Death Penalty Trial in FL for Cheryl Dunlap; retired nurse; very spiritual. GMH, is linked to 13 victims according to media. This number will grow rapidly and tremendously. GMH is the Hannibal Lecter of the 20th & 21st Century..
I am confident that he had Associates.
I am confident that Gary Michael Hilton, had Associates.

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:26 pm

Since the Meredith Hope Emerson tragedy, I have decided to focus on the positives, to insure that her courageous fight was not in vain, and to keep her memory alive. She gave her life so others may live..
I joined a missing/murdered persons search Org: CUE-



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1D7ygV25YE AMAZING GRACE
Please warm the hearts of all your family and friends by passing this beautiful message in a song. Enjoy and Be Blessed Abundantly!



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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:09 am

Friends remember slain hiker as 'angel,' 'firecracker'
MEREDITH EMERSON

January 11, 2008

Meredith Emerson vanished while hiking with her dog on Blood Mountain in Georgia on New Year's Day.There were tears and tributes as hundreds of people gathered at a church in Athens, Georgia, Friday to remember Meredith Emerson -- the young hiker whose body was found Monday.

"I want to thank her for being my angel," said Emerson's roommate, Julia Karrenbauer, one of several friends who spoke during the memorial service, CNN affiliate WSB reported.

"I can find peace today knowing Meredith was so very loved."

Jason Emerson, Meredith's cousin, was overcome by emotion as he tried to read a note from her parents.

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:11 pm

: Boyfriend Steve Segars Gwinett co., GA, Firefighter Paramedic of Meredith Hope Emerson Speaks Volumes: ‘Poem/Testimony’

Have you ever known:

· Someone who warmed you?

· Someone who made you lose track of time?

· Someone who made you grin at the thought of them?

· Someone who complicated the picture?

· Someone who made ‘being me’ okay?

· Someone whose touch made you tingle?

· Someone whose whisper made you swoon?

· Someone whose pain hurt more than your own?

· Someone who helped you find a better you?

· Someone who kept you awake?

· Someone who restored your faith?

· Someone who made a dress very happy to wear her?

· Someone whose eyes widen, just a little, when she looks at you?

· Someone who said it?

· Someone who wrote it?

· Someone who meant it?

· Someone who cared more about you than you did?

· Someone who could make a perfect cup of tea?

· Someone who kept you on her shoulder?

· Someone who wouldn’t let you go home?

· Someone who winked knowingly?

· Someone who looked fantastic in your clothes?

· Someone you looked forward to doing nothing with?

· Someone you studied so closely, you could paint them from memory?

· Someone who looked at you that way?

· Someone who made your words fail you?

· Someone who was your mirror image, only beautiful?

· Someone who replaced your priority list?

· Someone who knew how you liked to be kissed?

· Someone who really didn’t care who was watching?

· Someone who made the flight home the best part of the trip?

· Someone who was worthy of your key?

· Someone who was your perfect spoon?

· Someone who held you a little too long to be appropriate?

· Someone who knew and appreciated Ani DiFranco?

· Someone whose memory is as devastating as it is beautiful?

· Someone whose absence is crippling?

· Someone you can’t wake up without?

· Someone you fall on your knees to beg God for?

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:59 am

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Hiker Meredith Emerson fought to stay alive:

When her life was in danger, Meredith Emerson fought back using her strength, her wits and a large measure of courage and determination. Though her attacker, Gary Michael Hilton, eventually subdued and murdered her, Emerson did not make it easy for him, according to interviews that Hilton gave to investigators that were obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:55 pm

http://www.legacy.com/ns/obituary.aspx?n=meredith-emerson&pid=100869042&ua=zxrvifytelabcb15wdeofg%3D%3D


Guest Book HighlightsView All 2,802 EntriesMarch 03, 2011 "just remember her so often and her courage . i never even knew her but i live in blairsville and hiked..." - cindy pound (blairsville, GA)

March 03, 2011 "just remember her so often and her courage . i never even knew her but i live in blairsville and hiked that trail so many many times .... i feel some relief that her murderer has been convicted and sentenced to death in Fl.
she became a hero to many locals here" - cindy pound (blairsville, GA)

February 23, 2011 "In memory of Meredith Hope Emerson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W44Ndo0mm4&feature=related" -

Glenn Adams (Big Canoe, GA) February 07, 2011 "Meredith Hope Emerson will never be forgotten. My Granddaughter adopted a puppy:abby, from the dawson co humane society; a non uthenize facility last week. A group of my friends took up a collection for her.
While there, I adopted a jack russel mix: snoop dog; the fire dog.
The DCHS is only a rock's throw from where 'Ella' was located.." - glenn adams (big canoe, GA)

January 25, 2011 "I never knew Meredith but felt like I've known her forever-even after years have gone by I still remember her and think about her and her death- as a fellow animal-lover I feel she is truly an angel in the physical sense, looking over all the animals from above. Meredith you will live on through every animal that is adopted and saved from death-may you rest in peace knowing that you were a special person who gave love unconditionally" - Sheriel Veader (Macon, GA)

January 24, 2011 "After over 3 very long years, Meredith Hope Emerson, is still remembered. Her courage, sacrifice, and kindred spirit has touched the hearts of many all across our great nation." - glenn adams (Big Canoe, GA)

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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on January 10, 2008
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Buford - Meredith Hope Emerson, 24, died Monday, January 7, 2008. A native of Charleston, SC, Meredith was the daughter of David Lloyd and Susan Hope Emerson of Longmont, Colorado. She attended the... Read Obituary
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Family-Placed Death Notice MEREDITH HOPE EMERSON Meredith Hope Emerson, 24, died Monday, January 7, 2008.

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"After over 3 very long years, Meredith Hope Emerson, is still remembered. Her courage, sacrifice, and kindred spirit has touched the hearts of many all across our great nation."
- glenn adams (Big Canoe, GA)

March 03, 2011
"just remember her so often and her courage . i never even knew her but i live in blairsville and hiked that trail so many many times .... i feel some relief that her murderer has been convicted and sentenced..."
- cindy pound (blairsville, GA)

February 23, 2011
"In memory of Meredith Hope Emerson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W44Ndo0mm4&feature=related"
- Glenn Adams (Big Canoe, GA)

February 07, 2011
"Meredith Hope Emerson will never be forgotten. My Granddaughter adopted a puppy:abby, from the dawson co humane society; a non uthenize facility last week. A group of my friends took up a collection for her...."
- glenn adams (big canoe, GA)

January 25, 2011
"I never knew Meredith but felt like I've known her forever-even after years have gone by I still remember her and think about her and her death- as a fellow animal-lover I feel she is truly an angel in the..."
- Sheriel Veader (Macon, GA)

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:03 pm

Links related to Meredith Hope Emerson:


1.^ http://ourgeorgiahistory.com/ogh/Meredith_Emerson
2.^ http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/526685/meredith_emersons_body_found.html
3.^ http://ourgeorgiahistory.com/ogh/Meredith_Emerson
4.^ http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/526685/meredith_emersons_body_found.html
5.^ http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/526685/meredith_emersons_body_found.html
6.^ http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=109237
7.^ http://crime.about.com/b/2008/03/24/meredith-emerson-fought-hard-to-survive.htm
8.^ http://crime.about.com/b/2008/03/24/meredith-emerson-fought-hard-to-survive.htm
9.^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23769881/
10.^ http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/03/10/meredith.emerson.photos/index.html
11.^ http://www.macon.com/2010/03/19/1065619/georgia-capitol-notes-through.html
12.^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/08/hustler-magazine-asks-for_n_490823.html
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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Heard the mountains calling...
The 2011 CUE Conference for the Missing & Murdered, was awesome..
Have a brazillian stories to tell.. if interested..some related, some not..
'The truth must prevail'! Is the media paying attention? You be the judge...

The Nat conference of CUE-NC, in Wilmington, NC, was tagged as 'Hope' lighting the way'..
Hope, as you all know, was Meredith Emerson's middle name...who sacrificed her life, so others could live..

On the first evening, the cold case Homicide Detective Sgt Joe Matthews,(AMW), was there and did a 2 hour presentation for his newly released book: 'Bringing Adam(Walsh) HOME'.

My name tag for the conference which was vividly displayed, said 'Glenn Adams'.
When he signed my book, he said "Never ever, give up, Wolfscratch!...
Didn't know what he wrote til reading it today..

Wolfscratch "til my dowsing rods point to me" !.
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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:45 pm

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/15684001/detail.html


printemaillinkShare this:twitterfacebookmoreText Size:AAAConvicted Killer Said Hiker Fought To End To Survive


Gary Hilton appeared in court January 7.

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HIKER MURDERED
PDF: List Of Evidence Found In Hilton Van 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6


READ: Hilton Arrest Warrant


SLIDESHOW: Meredith Emerson Photos


SLIDESHOW: Search For Missing Hiker Continues


LINK: Blood Mountain


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Channel 2 Obtains List Of Items Found In Gary Hilton's Van

VIDEO: NC, FL Officials Exchange Hilton Info With Ga. Investigators

VIDEO: NC, Florida Officials To Interview Hilton

VIDEO: Friends, Family Remember Meredith Emerson At Memorial Service

VIDEO: Duluth Police Encountered Hilton

VIDEO: Family, Friends Prepare To Remember Meredith Emerson

VIDEO: Crimestoppers: Hilton Connected To 1999 Murder?

VIDEO: Waitress Describes Encounter With Hilton

VIDEO: Florida Officials Name Hilton 'Prime Suspect'

VIDEO: GBI Releases More Information On Hiker Investigation

VIDEO: Hiker's Boyfriend Speaks Out
VIDEO: Hilton Considered Suspect In Another Woman's Death

VIDEO: Dashcam Video Shows Gary Hilton

VIDEO: Autopsy: Blunt Force Trauma Killed Hiker

EXCLUSIVE: Woman Who Turned Hilton In Talks To Channel 2

VIDEO: Hiker's Father, Boyfriend Plea For Help

VIDEO: What's Next For Gary Hilton?

VIDEO: Acquaintance Describes 'Person Of Interest' As 'Friendly'

VIDEO: Search For Missing Hiker Intensifies

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Posted: 4:56 pm EDT March 23, 2008
Updated: 8:59 am EDT March 24, 2008

ATLANTA -- Using her wits and training as a martial artist, Meredith Emerson struggled to survive in the north Georgia mountains after she was abducted by a drifter who was looking for easy prey, interviews with her convicted killer have revealed.

Details of the interview with Gary Michael Hilton obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation tell the tale of Hilton's four days with Emerson, and how she fought him from the moment he tried to overpower her as she hiked with her dog, Ella.

In the end, it was Hilton who apparently outsmarted her before bludgeoning Emerson to death and decapitating her. But investigators said she never gave up.

Hilton, a wiry man with a slight build, told investigators he targeted the 24-year-old University of Georgia graduate because she was a woman. For a time, they walked together with their dogs on New Year's Day near the Appalachian Trail in Union County, but the 61-year-old Hilton couldn't keep up.

When Emerson headed back down the trail, Hilton was waiting with a military-style knife. He demanded her ATM card and Emerson immediately went on the defensive, grabbing the blade and the baton Hilton countered with.

On the day Hilton killed Emerson, he told her "she was going home." After securing her to a tree, he walked back to the van to collect himself and made some coffee.

When he came back, Hilton walked up behind her as if he were coming over to remove the chains holding her to the tree and hit her several times with the handle from a tire jack.

He is serving a life sentence for murdering Emerson.

Channel 2 obtained a list of items that were discovered in Hilton's van when he was caught. Whenever Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents get a search warrant they’re required to file a document which lists everything they found inside. It is an extremely detailed document and the GBI told Channel 2’s Jodie Fleischer that some of the items listed are still considered evidence in other pending cases against Hilton.

PDF: List Of Evidence Found In Hilton Van 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6



The list is lengthy and detailed. Twenty shirts and a dozen pair of pants, eight jackets, 29 hats and three sleeping bags were found as well as a hack saw, porn and needles.

Hilton has also been indicted by Florida authorities in the death of Cheryl Hodges Dunlap.

Dunlap disappeared December 1, 2007 and her body was found December 19, 2007 in the Apalachicola National Forest, southwest of Tallahassee. Sheriff's Major Mike Wood said in January that authorities confirmed that Gary Michael Hilton was in the area at the time of Dunlap's disappearance.

A state law enforcement source told WSB-TV that Dunlap also was decapitated, as was Emerson.


Previous Stories:
•February 4, 2008: Skeleton Identified As Missing Hiker; Hilton Suspected
•January 24, 2008: Authorities Searching N. Ga. For Body Of N.C. Man
•January 16, 2008: Emerson's Parents Will Adopt Her Dog
•January 15, 2008: Hilton Suspected In Fourth Hiker's Disappearance
•January 15, 2008: Hilton Named Suspect In N.C. Murder
•January 15, 2008: Indigo Girls Honor Murdered Hiker
•January 12, 2008: Gary Hilton Employer Speaks Out
•January 11, 2008: Memorial Service Held For Meredith Emerson
•January 10, 2008: Waitress: 'We Could've Saved Her'
•January 10, 2008: Florida Murder Victim Decapitated; Hilton Named 'Prime Suspect'
•January 9, 2008: Family Suspects Hilton In Levi Frady Murder
•January 9, 2008: Police: Hiker Was Alive For 3 Days
•January 8, 2008: Suspect Leads Officials To Missing Hiker's Body
•January 7, 2008: No Bond For Emerson Kidnap Suspect
•January 7, 2008: Hiker's Father Makes Plea For Help
•January 7, 2008: Kidnapping Suspect In Court Today
•January 5, 2008: Police Charge Hilton With Kidnapping Hiker
•January 5, 2008: Police: Missing Hiker Likely Dead; Suspect Charged
•January 5, 2008: 'Person Of Interest,' Missing Hiker's Dog Found

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Fri May 20, 2011 11:48 am

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PostSubject: Re: Meredith Hope Emerson: 'Trail Angel'   Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:24 pm

http://www.examiner.com/a-1209469~Bi..._evidence.html

Spurred by the case of slain Georgia hiker Meredith Emerson, a state lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow earlier comparison of DNA taken from criminal suspects.
Under current law, Georgia can collect DNA from a suspect if there is probable cause or if the suspect volunteers it. It can be used against the suspect in the case under investigation, but can't be compared to a national or state database of open cases until the suspect is convicted, GBI director, Vernon Keenan said.
A bill sponsored by state Senator Bill Hamrick, a Carrolton Republican, would allow DNA database comparisons as soon as the DNA is lawfully obtained.

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