[pct-l] Manhunt Closes PCT in Piutes

Gail Van Velzer vanvelzer at charter.net
Fri Aug 7 14:06:03 CDT 2015

This is old news.  It's been on Facebook all week.  Not even residents are 
allowed to go to their homes without a police escort.

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From: <gary_schenk at verizon.net>
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Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 11:53 AM
Subject: [pct-l] Manhunt Closes PCT in Piutes

> "On Wednesday, the U.S. Forest Service issued an emergency order to close 
> the Piute Mountains, a range in the Mojave Desert, as teams of deputies 
> and SWAT officers searched for the suspected killer.
> All forest land and trails in the Piute Mountains and roads leading into 
> the wilderness were closed. The Pacific Crest Trail also was closed from 
> California 58 to Bird Springs Pass until further notice.
> Authorities think the gunman hiked over the Piute Mountains, possibly 
> using the Pacific Crest Trail, to get to Weldon, 10 miles away, after 
> kidnapping three men July 28."
> http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-manhunt-california-20150806-story.html
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