[at-l] Body found near Appalachian Trail in Amherst County

hiker 317 hiker317 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 21:51:03 CDT 2011

although i suppose that it is not a statistical oddity that two hikers have
died on the AT under unexplained circumstances within the last two weeks,
the picture that Scott Lilly has on his profile at classmates dot com (class
of 2000) is just plain spooky, given his current circumstance.


On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Renee Swicegood <hankrenee at charter.net>wrote:

>  The location likely means that this man did not died at the hands of a LD
> hiker.  However, I will feel better about the safety of the hiking family
> when the FBI releases more information: a cause of death, a time of death
> and if this is a homicide.
> It seems very odd that he was last heard from on July 26th and was found
> only about 21 miles nearly three weeks later.  Had he been lying dead in the
> location for several weeks, the stench would have been overwhelming and he
> would have likely been found much sooner in this heavily used area.  The
> questions: Was the body in some sort of container?  Or did this man die very
> recently?
> What really frightens me is the memory of Gary Hilton's actions.  He held
> at least two of his victims, Meredith Emerson and John Bryant (indicted on
> strong evidence, but not yet convicted), for several days and operated in
> areas similar to VA 60 @ the Blue Ridge Parkway.  He is also suspected in
> the disappearance of Micheal Scot Louis who was held for for 7 to 16 days
> before being killed.  Louis disappeared in FL a month before Cheryl Dunlap
> (who Hilton has been convicted of murdering) disappeared.**  I fear a
> copy-cat.
> She-Dino
> On 8/20/2011 9:01 AM, Dave Hicks wrote:
> **
> FWIIW -- that is area is easy access and fairly high non-long-distant hiker
> use from U.S. 60 and back roads.
> Pic of Stonewall at http://www.appalachiantrail.org/who-we-are/news/2011/08/19/identification-of-body-located-in-george-washington-national-forest
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