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Search continues for Tennessee woman who went missing while hiking Appalachian Trail

July 27th, 2013 1:22 pm by Associated Press

Search continues for Tennessee woman who went missing while hiking Appalachian Trail

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION, Maine — With crews continuing their search for a Tennessee woman who disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine, investigators are seeking information from other hikers.

Maine Warden Service Corp. John MacDonald said Saturday that investigators need to speak with the hikers to determine if 66-year-old Geraldine Largay, of Brentwood, Tenn., was seen between the Poplar Ridge Lean-To and the Spaulding Mountain Lean-To parts of the trail. Bear baiters in the area have been asked to be on the lookout for her.

The 5-foot-5, 115-pound Largay, an experienced hiker, was supposed to meet her husband on Monday in Wyman Township in western Maine but never showed up. She was last seen wearing a black pullover shirt, tan pants, a blue hat and a black-and-green backpack. 

Hikers adopt trail names, and investigators want to talk to hikers who use the names "Cowboy," ''Marathon," Postman," ''Breeze," ''Paranoid," ''Crunchmaster," ''Harpo/Groucho," ''Ice Pack/SOBO '13," ''Luke 11:9," ''Sandman," ''BBTGR" and ".com/Queen."

Largay uses "Inchworm." 


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