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Jan 4, 2008
 
Good morning everyone just wanted to start a post on this lady that has been missing on Blood Mountain since Tuesday. Lets all pray for her safe return. I know we can do this cause we pulled together and prayed for rain and our prayers where answered so lets pray for her.

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Jan 4, 2008
 
I'm with ya LT2
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Jan 4, 2008
 
There are a couple of threads on Topix/Blairsville.

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Jan 4, 2008
 
Hilton is in custody. He was caught at a c-store in Atlanta.
Meredith's dog was found and identified by chip implant in Forsyth County.

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#5
Jan 4, 2008
 
Thanks re-R...Anything else? Is the dog alive? Praying for Meredith...
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Jan 4, 2008
 
An acquaintance of Hilton told Channel 2 that she helped Hilton order an expandable baton like the one found near the missing hiker's car. She said he always had the baton with him.
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Cagle also confirmed GBI agents are talking to investigators handling the presumed murder of two hikers in North Carolina.
John and Irene Bryant disappeared Oct. 20 while hiking in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest. Her body was found three weeks later; she had been beaten to death. Her husband is still missing.
Someone wearing a yellow jacket used the couple's ATM card at a bank about an hour north of where Emerson was hiking.
Police say Hilton was wearing a yellow jacket when he was seen talking to Emerson.
Little is known about Hilton. He was convicted of two felonies; one for the possession and distribution of marijuana, another for theft by taking. According to public records, his last known address was on 11th Street in Atlanta in 1999.
The man they believe was Hilton had a sheath of some sort on one of his legs, Verdone said, but police don't know what was in it. He was wearing a yellow jacket and a large backpack -- "something you would use for a couple of days," she said.
Emerson's roommate said Emerson left a note saying she went hiking with her dog. Authorities said they have located Emerson's car -- a Chevy Cavalier -- and her dog's leash, but they have found no sign of Emerson.
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Police also found a police baton and a pair of sunglasses near Emerson's car.
Another hiker told officials he saw a man with a similar baton clipped to his belt hiking on the same trail that Emerson took.
Hilton Acquaintance Says He Always Carried Baton
An acquaintance of Hilton’s told Channel 2 he would frequently walk his dog, Dandy, along Clairmont Road in DeKalb County. She said he also loved to hike in wooded areas. She said from what she saw, Hilton was usually friendly.
“He’d talk your ear off.(He was) very, very talkative and friendly to me,” said Barbara – who asked us to only use her first name. Barbara said 61-year-old Gary Hilton lived and worked inside a two-story building near her office for almost 7 years.
"He'd come over and he'd ask me to do computer searches for him and make up fliers for him,” said Barbara.
He distributed promotional fliers to drum up business for a siding company. Its owner, John Tabor, also owns the building and told Channel 2 he has been cooperating with the GBI.
“He seemed friendly and I could see if the girl had a dog and he had a dog and the dogs were playing that yeah they'd chat and walk along,” said Barbara.
She said Hilton, who uses the nickname “Mack,” always told stories about people he’d meet on the trails. When he left DeKalb County two or three months ago, Barbara said she was surprised.
"I do know he has Multiple Sclerosis. He's in a lot of pain. He once told me he had about 6 years to live and that was a couple years ago and I was surprised when he told me he was going to go live in the woods cause that's a big step when you're ill,” said Barbara.
She said Hilton always carried an expandable baton with him. Barbara ordered it for him off the Internet. A baton was found along the trail near Emerson’s water bottle and her dog’s leash.
"I'm surprised, I really am. He seemed to treat ladies very nicely, certainly me and the other secretary that worked here before, never had any problems, or got the feeling that you needed to be on guard."
Over the years Hilton has moved around quite a bit and had several run-ins with the law. Channel 2 found at least five arrests in DeKalb and Cobb Counties – both misdemeanors and felonies. Agents have not named his as a suspect in the case, only a person of interest.
"She's an experienced hiker and a blue belt in martial arts," said Julia Karrenbauer, Emerson's roommate. "She's athletic and has a good head on her shoulders. So we're just hoping for the best."

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Jan 4, 2008
 
They said the dog was found in a Kroger parking lot so I assume alive.
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Jan 4, 2008
 
have ya'll heard the bout the letter i just posted about the batton the lady helped him buy just a couple week's ago???

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Jan 4, 2008
 
Who turned in the baton? Anyone local?
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Jan 4, 2008
 
LIFETIME 2 wrote:
Good morning everyone just wanted to start a post on this lady that has been missing on Blood Mountain since Tuesday. Lets all pray for her safe return. I know we can do this cause we pulled together and prayed for rain and our prayers where answered so lets pray for her.
I too will be praying for her to be found safe.

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Jan 4, 2008
 
Ch 2 says that her dog wandered into the Kroger AND that some of Meredith's personal items were found in a dumpster at a QuickTrip station across the street. Not good.

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Jan 5, 2008
 
A Topix exclusive ... for now: It is believed that Hilton's vehicle was observed by the ultimate hero in this case and was traced through the tag number to his drivers license picture.

The networks were trying to find this out last night.

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Jan 5, 2008
 
According to the GBI, Hilton has been formally charged with "kidnapping with bodily injury." No word yet on Ms. Emerson...
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Jan 5, 2008
 
Fox channel fox five new's has a new's flash they have now arrested the man , and they now have evidence that lead's them to belive merideth is not alive!!! Sick..... sick..... man!!!He is also being questioned for the death and missing person of two hiker's in October in northcarolina trail's.
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#16
Jan 5, 2008
 
GBI are now stating it has become a search and recovery.They are not looking tonight so this is very sad.This is leading us to believe she is not alive. I feel awful about this young lady and her family.Pray for all of them.

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Jan 5, 2008
 
The operation has now changed from a "Search and Rescue" to "Search and Recovery"...
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#18
Jan 5, 2008
 
This has happened before on Blood Mountain a few years ago.Two other ladies meet their death on one of the trails there.I can not remember if was ever solved.It needs looked into- maybe a killer has struck again.I do recall they were from Atlanta.I was thinking the boyfriend was involved.

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Jan 5, 2008
 
Yeah they are bringing him back UC on the charges hope and pray they find her body. They said no hopes of finding her alive. To much stuff was found leading to a death.

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Jan 5, 2008
 
I'm still thinking they should also scour Frogtown and Suches. By the time he stopped near the Kroger and QT whatever happened had happened, except cleaning up.
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#21
Jan 5, 2008
 
This is a sad turn of events for this young girl and her family. I hope and pray this puke spills his guts and they are able to get her home one way or the other. What a complete waste to do this to such a sweet innocent person that was just out hiking. I am praying for her and her family. I wish people that commit crimes like this could be treated in the same way that they have done. I would be first in line to beat his A$$!!!

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