Officials Renew Search For Missing Tennessee Hiker In Maine

Officials Renew Search For Missing Tennessee Hiker In Maine

CREATED Jun 18, 2014

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP/NewsChannel 5) - Authorities have resumed searching for a Tennessee hiker missing from the Appalachian Trail in Maine since July 2013.

Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says Maine game wardens, state police, the Maine Association of Search and Rescue and federal border patrol workers resumed the search for 66-year-old Geraldine Largay on Tuesday. Largay disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Franklin County.

The Brentwood, Tennessee resident was last seen early on the morning of July 22 at Poplar Ridge Lean-to in Redington Township, about 65 miles northwest of Showhegan.

In October, her husband George announced a $15,000 reward for information leading to where Gerry is.

George Largay said that his wife was well-prepared for the arduous hike, which he said was on her bucket list. She had read multiple books and planned meticulously.

He had been following in his car, but she failed to meet him for supplies the day she went missing. The night before, they had made the plans after she contacted him from the top of Saddleback Mountain.

Authorities said they have not set a date for future searches for Largay. Anyone who may have information about Largay is asked to call the Maine Warden Service at 207-624-7076.

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