posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 03:36 AM
a reply to: lindalinda
At first I was thinking she probably became lost and disorientated, or perhaps had an injury or accident.
But as I read on and realized that she was such an experienced hiker, and the phone signal and so on, that just doesn't make any sense.
There was seemingly no reason for her to leave the trail, this is a marked out route that plenty of people walk along.
Going for a leak is not a sufficient explanation, you don't walk a mile from the track just to do that. You go maybe ten or fifteen feet at the most.
And even if she had, she would have left her backpack in sight.
If it was raining there's a chance she could have sought shelter somewhere, but a woman with her experience would probably have the gear for that and
it probably wouldn't slow her down unless it was severe.
An animal attack is also not plausible. Animals do not clean up after themselves and hide all evidence. Someone would have found clothing or
belongings in the search if this were the case.
In my opinion, based on the information, it's most plausible that someone removed her from that track. They should be looking for a murderer. I think
they'll either find her remains in the next couple of years, probably less than 100 feet from the track, or they'll arrest someone for another
murder and discover he was responsible, leading them to discovering her.
Whatever happens, it's very sad indeed. She seemed like a very nice person, happy and adventurous, down to Earth and kind. She obviously had an
impact on those she only just met, and that says something about a persons character. I hope they find her.