Remains of missing Tennessee hiker found in Maine

Gerladine Largay (Courtesy: Maine Warden Service)

NASHVILLE, TN (WKRN) – The Maine Warden Service reported Friday they believe the skeletal remains of missing Brentwood woman Geraldine Largay have been found.

Gerladine Largay
Gerladine Largay

Geraldine “Gerry” Largay was last seen during the early morning hours of July 22, 2013 on the Appalachian Trail in Maine after spending the night with other hikers.

The remains were found west of the Maine Public Reserve Land that contains a portion of the Appalachian Trail and about 3,500 feet east of the easterly shore of Redington Pond.

Due to the location and evidence gathered at the scene, the warden feels confident that the remains are Largay. Several pieces of clothing and items believed to belong to her were found with the remains.

 (Courtesy: Maine Warden Service) The 66-year-old was in Sandy River Plantation when she told her husband she’d meet him in a nearby town the following day, but never arrived. A positive identification will be determined in the next few weeks by the Medical
The 66-year-old was in Sandy River Plantation when she told her husband she’d meet him in a nearby town the following day, but never arrived.(Courtesy: Maine Warden Service)

The 66-year-old was in Sandy River Plantation when she told her husband she’d meet him in a nearby town the following day, but never arrived.

A positive identification will be determined in the next few weeks by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Approximately 130 searchers took part in the search effort with the Maine Association for Search and Rescue. The search included Maine game wardens, K9 units, and forest rangers, utilizing ATVs and aircrafts.

The remains were found by a contractor conducting a forestry survey on Wednesday. The contractor reported the find to the Navy, which owns the property.

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