THE FOREST TRAIL THAT BEGINS at the highest point on Virginia’s Skyline Drive and drops quickly away from civilization seems an unlikely site for a double murder. He pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Robert Mountford Jr. and Laura Susan Ramsay, who were killed while hiking the Appalachian Trail, in May 1981. Appalachian Trail hikers are a well-connected community of athletes, enthusiasts and outdoors lovers who stay in close online contact, Norman … He was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but was released in 1996 on mandatory parole after serving 15 years. As […] Pennsylvania has 229 miles of that. Gary Michael Hilton, 71, the so-called, "National Forest Serial Killer", is notorious for committing a series of murders in wilderness areas, some involving hikers, between 2007 and 2008. The Appalachian Trail is 2,189 miles from Maine to Georgia. LOS ANGELES — The man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history with nearly 60 confirmed victims, died Wednesday in California, officials said. True Crime story about how killer Randall Smith murdered Robert Mountford Jr, and Laura Susan Ramsay. Fatal Stabbing on Appalachian Trail Is Uncovered Thanks to GPS and a Dog James L. Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Mass., was charged in the … The double slaying of lesbian hikers along the Appalachian Trail remains unsolved. Randall Lee Smith (June 29, 1953 – May 10, 2008) was a convicted murderer from Pearisburg, Virginia. Originally published in Out. James L. Jordan has been charged with murder and assault with intent to commit murder after a bloody attack early Saturday morning on the Appalachian Trail. Rebecca Wight was a student, of Iranian-Puerto Rican heritage, who was working on her Master's Degree in business administration and Claudia Brenner was a Jewish, Manhattan-born architecture student; they had been partners for two years after having met over breakfast while both were students at Virginia Tech.. Only to be allowed out of prison to hunt and shoot more victims on the Appalachian Trail. By Elliot Hannon. Virginia has 550.3 miles, Tennessee 287.9 and Maine has 281.4. Shane Wyland is a prolific pedophilic and hebephilicserial killer, abductor, and one-time robber who appeared in the Season Six episode "Into the Woods". Beyond the murder mystery is the tragic story of two women in love. Randall Lee Smith is an American murderer who was active along the Appalachian Trail in southwestern Virginia. Background. Alleged Knife-Wielding Killer on the Appalachian Trail Is the Stuff of Literal Nightmares. May 13, 2019 8:19 PM.