Searchers renew yearlong effort to find missing Appalachian Trail hiker

Posted June 18, 2014, at 1:02 p.m.
Last modified June 18, 2014, at 5:11 p.m.
Geraldine Largay
Maine Warden Service
Geraldine Largay

REDINGTON TOWNSHIP, Maine — Nearly a year after a woman disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail, searchers renewed effort to find her on Tuesday, but reported that no new clues were found.

No dates have been set for additional searches.

Game wardens, state police, U.S. Border Patrol and volunteers from the Maine Association of Search and Rescue returned to the woods on Tuesday in an effort to find 66-year-old Geraldinne “Gerry” Largay, from Brentwood, Tenn.

Largay, who goes by the trail name “Inchworm,” was last seen early on July 22, 2013, after spending the night with other hikers. She planned to hike to Spaulding Lean-to, about 8 miles away.

On Tuesday, searchers focused on areas that had not been searched, and also returned to previously searched areas on difficult terrain, which were deemed to require additional effort, according to a Maine Warden Service press release.

A $15,000 reward has been offered to anyone who can provide information that leads investigators to Largay. In addition, wardens are seeking any information about any other hikers or people seen near the Poplar Lean-to or in the Oberton Stream area on July 22, 2013.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Maine Warden Service at 624-7076.

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