Remains of missing Tennessee hiker found in Maine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Maine Warden Service reported Friday it believes the skeletal remains of a Brentwood woman who went missing in 2013 have been located.

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.

Geraldine Largay search
(Courtesy: Maine Warden Service)

The remains were found by a contractor conducting a forestry survey on Wednesday, 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.

The contractor then reported the find to the Navy, which owns the property.

Several pieces of clothing and items believed to belong to Largay were also found. Due to that evidence and the location they were found, the warden feels confident that the remains are Largay’s.

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

The 66-year-old was planning to hike to Spaulding Lean-to in Redington Township, approximately eight miles to the north on the last day she was seen.

She was supposed to meet her husband the following day at the Route 27 crossing, but never arrived.

Approximately 130 people took part in the search effort with the Maine Association for Search and Rescue. The search included Maine game wardens, K-9 units, and forest rangers, utilizing both ATVs and aircrafts.

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