Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Kathy, friend of Meredith. Please tell us, if you will some happy stories of Meredith and Ella, even funny ones, if you know any.
I realize that I sound alittle over the edge, at times. I feel that Meredith could have, and should have been rescued. It tears at my heart that she was held for four days, less than 300 yards from my home, and the GBI, didn't release the information to the media that would have assisted in her rescue. If John Tabor, had dialed 911 instead of the GBI, she would be walking with Ella as we speak, I am confident of that. I saw his van in the field next to my home; thursday evening. I would have rescued her myself if the media had been alerted sooner. Hilton was spotted in front of the abandoned house Friday 01/04/08 at 9AM, by a neighbor. He wasn't aware of his presence.
I don't wan't this too happen to anyone else's daughter.
Sincerely Glenn


Glenn Adams said...

of that going on in this world. JMO.
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Comment by Glenn Adams
February 16th, 2008 at 1:20 am
Jeremy Roberts, admitted to killing Patrice Endres, he is awaiting the death penalty in Alabama. Sleddog, correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t Hilton responsible for a victim in Mobile?
Is it possible, these two serial killers got together on a construction job?
Jeremy Bryan Jones
Captured, Sep 21, 2004
Wanted For | Timeline |
Charred Body Discovered And Identified
Oklahoma authorities arrested Jones early on in 1991 on charges of rape.
On September 18, 2004, family members found the body of 45-year-old Lisa Nichols at her home in Mobile County, Alabama. She had been raped, shot three times in the head, and set on fire in the master bathroom. Cops say Lisa’s body and the room were burned, but the fire was not strong enough to destroy the house or the evidence.
Detective Paul Burch of the Mobile County Police Department says Lisa probably met her attacker outside her home, where she was forced back inside.
No one could have guessed solving a crime in Chunchula, Alabama would ever solve these cold case murders
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Continued from last post: one could have guessed solving a crime in Chunchula, Alabama would ever solve these cold case murders.
Good Leads But Shaky Connections
Jones is being compared to this composite of a suspect in the disappearance of Patrice Endres Soon after Lisa’s body was discovered, cops got some good leads on the case. A witness was able to recall seeing a partial view of a license plate tag outside Lisa’s home. Cops were looking for the identity of the driver.
Meanwhile, police in two other communities were working their own murder cases.
Amanda Greenwell disappeared from her Douglasville, Georgia motor home on March 12, 2004. Amanda apparently left her home to make a call at a local pay phone. She never returned home. More than a month later, her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area not far from the trailer park she lived in. Police say an autopsy revealed her neck had been snapped at great force.
On February 14, 2004 Katherine Collins was found stabbed to death in the Garden District of New Orleans. Police say Katherine worked as a prostitute in the city.
No one could have guessed that solving a crime in Chunchula, Alabama would ever have solved these murders.
Police are hoping they can gather enough information and evidence to link Jones to the April 2004 murder of Patrice Endres. Police say Jones confessed to killing her and dumping her body in Sweetwater Creek in Forsyth County, Ga. But after an exhaustive search of the creek, police still have no body and no physical evidence.
This is awfully close to home. Jones was a construction worker. Is it possible that they worked together. The murder of Lisa Nichols; of mobile, was found partially burned with 3 gunshot wounds. Levi Frady had 3 gunshot wounds. Levi was found near the area that Jones told police that he had disposed of Endres’s body, sweetwater. Is it possible he was telling the truth, and Hilton moved her remains to the church where they were located. Hilton bragged in 1995 that he carried a pistol, because there are alot of crazies out there. does Cobb Co. Police have Hilton’s pistol for ballistics?
It sounds as though there may have been 3 people involved in their dirty deeds at one time. Just a thought. If the other man on the Frady website wasn’t just a witness, and I have my doubts: nothing but instincts. I feel that he may have been disposing of incriminating evidence at the abandoned house, when I surprised him. I strongly feel that he was testing me, he had no life in his eyes, or expression on his face.
The Sketch on the bottom of the Frady website is definitely Hilton.
October 22, 1997 was the day that the 5th game of the world series in baseball was being played. October 23, 1997 was the day deer hunting opened in GA.
There are two men that authorities would like to talk to in regards to this childs murder. Man #1 was seen around 6:30 PM at the Dawson forest. He is described as a white male, in his 50’s and “scruffy” looking, and walked “stooped”.
Man #2 is a white male between the ages of 45 and 55 years old. Six feet to six feet, one inches tall, slim with graying hair. He was driving a 1980-1985 medium blue Toyota pick-up truck with a white shell camper over the bed of the truck.
Hilton, had a blue toyota with camper shell at this time. Food for thought, just a hunch. Check if Jones worked for John Tabor.
The “My Cousin Vinny Sequel”, continues

Glenn Adams said...

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Franna said...

Hey Glenn!

We miss you! I published this site on our new blog that JWW started when Topix jacked our old blog. Hated that!

Love this memorial. It's beautiful, heartfelt, and so very appropriate for such a wonderful spirit as Meredith is.

We truly are glad Bonnie is now posting. Hope she gets to know us and realizes we are on yours and her side.

Godspeed, my friend!


Glenn Adams said...

Had The "King" at WXIA TV #11 not "Shut Down" the "Safety Tips; blog", and 3 others, they could have read this breaking news on or about 01/10/08...

I would like to Salute the AJC and the Reporter that reported this story: a flicker of light shining through;


ajc.com > Metro > Atlanta

Hiker never gave up fight, Hilton said

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 03/23/08

Gary Michael Hilton acknowledged that the petite woman nearly overpowered him when he first accosted her. As they struggled near the Appalachian Trail, Meredith Emerson disarmed her attacker of a knife and baton.

Hilton eventually subdued Emerson, kidnapped her and later killed her. She did not make it easy for him, according to interviews Hilton gave to investigators that were obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Speaking to Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Clay Bridges only days after killing the young woman, Hilton said: "I think it was you probably, or one of the GBIs, said 'That little 120-pound-girl about probably came close to whipping your ass.' She about did."

Her life in danger, Emerson fought back using her strength, her wits and a large measure of courage and determination. In the four days after she disappeared on a Blood Mountain hiking trail in Union County, investigators said, Emerson never gave up.

Bridges said he talked with the South Florida-born vagrant as authorities drove him from the Union County Jail to the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area, where Hilton killed Emerson. Hilton made a deal with prosecutors that he would lead investigators to her remains, if they would not seek the death penalty.

As they descended the winding North Georgia mountain roads, the Army veteran casually detailed the abduction and slaying of the 24-year-old University of Georgia graduate.

Bridges said Hilton clearly relished the attention, and authorities described his account as "self-serving."

Still, Emerson's tenacity and smarts are evident throughout, and, despite Hilton's best attempts, her actions overwhelm the one-sided narrative.

"She was doing everything she could to stay alive," GBI Director Vernon Keenan said. "It's not something you can train for. Instinct kicks in. ... She nearly got the best of him. ... She's very much a hero."

Meredith Emerson was described as "feisty" by her roommate and close friend. Her Judo teacher said at 5 feet 4 inches and 120 pounds, she "trained with us like she lived every day — hard and with everything she had."

Hilton, 61, told investigators he abducted her because she was a woman.

Easy prey, he figured.

'Wouldn't stop fighting'

Both were with their dogs when they met near the Appalachian Trail in Union County on New Year's Day. For a time they walked together, but, as Hilton later admitted, he couldn't keep up with her and fell behind. He intercepted her on her way down, producing a military-style knife and demanding her ATM card.

Without pause, Emerson fought back.

"The bayonet is probably still up there," Hilton told Bridges. "I lost control, and ... she fought. And as I read in the paper, she's a martial artist."

Emerson, who held a green belt and a blue belt in two different martial arts, grabbed the blade.

He countered with a baton. She grabbed it, too. They stepped off the trail and fell down a slope, leaving the weapons behind.

"I had to hand-fight her," Hilton said. "She wouldn't stop. She wouldn't stop fighting," he said. "And yelling at the same time. ... So I needed to both control her and silence her."

He kept punching her, so hard it left both her eyes black and may have fractured her nose. Hilton said his hand was broken by the blows. He figured she had worn down, and they moved farther off the trail.

Then Emerson started fighting again. He finally got her to stop by telling her all he wanted was her credit card and PIN. He then restrained her hands with a zip tie.

Then, Hilton told Bridges, "I had to go back and clean the crime scene."

But he couldn't find any of his weapons. He said he spotted three hikers nearby and assumed they had found the knife and baton.

It was one of several close calls that continue to haunt Hilton's captors. On at least three other occasions before he killed Emerson, Hilton crossed paths or was in the vicinity of law-enforcement officials.

On the day he abducted her, he was worried police officers might be waiting for him in the parking lot as he led Emerson back down the mountain, staying off the established trails. He assumed whoever retrieved his baton and knives had called police, or perhaps they had heard Emerson's cries for help.

Apparently no one did.

Without incident, Hilton placed Emerson and her dog, Ella, in his van and secured his victim with a padlocked chain.

Chained or bound

In the following hours and days, Emerson kept Hilton off-balance by repeatedly giving him the wrong PIN for her ATM card but assuring each time that this time the numbers were correct.

She bought time with that ploy. Three days.

"That's one thing that broke my heart in this case," Bridges said. "She was doing everything she was supposed to do to stay alive, and we didn't get there in time."

In recounting conversations with Emerson, Hilton revealed himself as a killer without shame or remorse — and unwittingly provided testament to her resolve.

Hilton said he and Emerson camped all three nights during a spell of bitter cold.

To keep her from running away, he usually kept a chain or nylon rope around her neck and she was often tethered to a tree or inside the van. When they slept, Emerson was tied to him so he would know if she tried to escape.

Hilton claimed he tried to make Emerson comfortable, at one point saying he gave her the warmer sleeping bag because temperatures had dropped to 4 degrees. He offered her aspirin for a lingering headache that followed their fight the first day.

"I was solicitous of her ... comfort and everything else," said Hilton, seemingly oblivious to the contradiction.

Perhaps one of the most chilling details followed, as Hilton nonchalantly told Bridges, he raped Emerson that first night. He was angry she'd made him drive around from bank to bank and still had nothing to show for it.

Their second day together, Hilton set up camp in Dawson Forest, where they hiked for several hours. He insisted she was free, but he also said he told her he would shoot her and anyone around if she tried to get away.

"We took both dogs and went hiking along Shoal Creek," Hilton said. He said she was not bound while they hiked.

If she appeared to be going along with her abductor, as Hilton described, Keenan said it was only to survive. "She struggled to live," the GBI director said.

Hilton knew he was a wanted man, telling investigators he had followed the AJC's coverage of Emerson's abduction. On the day she died, Jan. 4, he was pictured on the newspaper's front page alongside a story in which police named him a "person of interest" in the Buford hiker's disappearance.

That day, Hilton said that he told Emerson "she was going home."

"I said, 'I'm giving you all your stuff back.' I had all her stuff bagged up together. I made a point of showing her."

They drove to the spot where he would kill her. On the way, they passed a law-enforcement officer.

"I waved at him," Hilton said. "It was that close."

Though a police bulletin had been issued for Hilton's van with a DeKalb County license plate, by then he had switched that tag for a stolen North Carolina tag.

"I walked her into the woods," Hilton said. He carried two sleeping bags, an air mattress "for her to sit on," two bags and a chain.

"Secured her to a tree. Walked back to the van. Kinda got myself together. Made some coffee."

Killing was difficult

When he came back to her, Hilton said with a little laugh, Emerson told him, " 'I was afraid you weren't coming back.' "

He gave her a book to read, "Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures" by Marvin Harris, walked behind her as if he were going to remove the chains holding her to the tree and hit her several times with the handle from a tire jack.

Hilton both killed and decapitated Emerson in a vain effort to destroy evidence that might incriminate him.

Hilton was worried about another piece of evidence that might link him to the slaying — Emerson's dog. She had told him the Lab-mix carried a microchip identifying it as her pet.

"If I wanted to ensure that no one would associate the dog with her, I would've killed the dog," Hilton said. "But there's no way I could do that."

He had no such reservations about killing Emerson.

"Was it difficult for you at all?" GBI agent Bridges asked after Hilton finished his account of the murder.

"It was like an out-of-body experience. It was surreal. ... You look back on it, and you say 'That wasn't even real.' You might say it was an altered state. ...

"It was hard," Hilton continued. "You gotta remember we had spent several good days together."

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Wolfscratch; May she rest in peace. She was a kindred spirit, and a fighter. If we could only fight half as hard....

Glenn Adams said...

It takes thinking out of the box; conventional and nonconventional means to understand, identify, and capture evil Serial Killers, as was Gary Michael Hilton. Roger Depue was one of the pioneers in this invest6igative technique:

Roger L. Depue: ‘Between Good & Evil’:

In this first-person account of becoming the FBI’s top serial-killer hunter and a member of a religious order in an attempt to discern the true nature of good and evil, Roger L. Depue searches for an understanding of how evil develops. Between Good and Evil is Depue’s look back at a life spent apprehending criminals, especially serial killers, first as a small-town police chief, then an FBI-SWAT team member, Behavioral Sciences Unit chief, and a developer of revolutionary law enforcement programs.
The book also examines Depue’s experience studying with the Brothers of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles in an attempt to discover why a good person like his wife, whom he had lost to cancer, is allowed to die while monstrous criminals get to live. Following his time in the clergy, Depue returned to law-enforcement and today heads one of the world’s most elite forensics think tanks; “The Academy”.