Documents: Hiker found dead in ’15 survived at least 26 days
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Documents show an Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were found last year in Maine survived at least 26 days after getting lost. During that time, her texts went undelivered because of poor cell reception.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1U8KjPG) Geraldine Largay kept a journal in which she acknowledged that she expected to die and that it might be years before her remains were found.
The Maine Warden Service released more than 1,500 pages of documents Wednesday under a Freedom of Access request by several media organizations.
The Brentwood, Tennessee, woman got lost after going off the trail in July 2013, presumably, wardens believe, to relieve herself.
Her remains were found in October 2015 in Redington Township. The medical examiner determined she died of starvation and exposure.