$15,000 Reward in Gerry Largay Disappearance

Missing AT Hiker Geraldine Largay

Missing AT Hiker Geraldine Largay

Geraldine "Gerry" Largay -- a 66-year-old Appalachian Trail hiker -- virtually disappeared while on the Trail in Maine. She has not been seen since July 22nd, when she was spotted near the Spaulding Mountain lean-to in the Lone Mountain area in Franklin County, Maine, northeast of Rangeley.

Cpl. MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service (MWS) conducted many searches and investigated many clues since Gerry vanished. Lt. Kevin Adam of the MWS -- and many others -- finds the disappearance of Inchworm mystifying because virtually all hikers who lose their way on Maine's trails are found within a day or so.

Everyone agrees on one fact: People just don't disappear.

Gerry is somewhere. Eventually, she will be found.

Wardens continue to seek information from hikers or others who have specific information related to Geraldine Largay and her journey on the AT -- especially information related to the dates between Sunday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

Anyone with information is asked to please call the Public Safety Dispatch Center in Augusta at (207) 624-7076. There is a toll-free number when calling within Maine: 800-452-4664.

On October 1, 2013, George Largay, Geraldine's husband, announced he is offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to finding her.

Although it is unlikely that a $15,000 reward will inspire anyone to work harder than searchers already have, we hope the mysterious disappearance of Inchworm is resolved soon.

Gerry Largay Story from August 13, 2013

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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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Amanda Yale on Jan 2, 2014
Was hoping i would find some great news about Gerry online today. I am especially saddened for this family all over again, knowing the Christmas season came and went without the gift of closure for Gerry's family. I pray that this family receives the answers they have so desperately longed for, and soon. I pray for her husband, i cannot even imagine what his heart holds. May peace and comfort find the family of this beautiful woman, soon.
Sarah Kafel on Jan 2, 2014
I was hoping as well. I watched North Woods Law today, as they shared the story, and all efforts to find her. I had hoped to get online and find that there would be more info, stating she, or her body, had been found. Some sort of peace for the family. My heart dropped watching the show today, as it neared the end, and I realized they were not going to find her. It just dropped. And I've not been able to get Gerry out of my head since then. I feel for her, and her family. This family needs closure. :(
Robert Sutherland on Jan 2, 2014

Thank you for your compassion for Gerry and her family.

Earlier today, I had an extended off-the-record chat with an official working on this case. I can tell you that this case remains open and they follow every lead.

Authorities I have spoken with over the past five months are personally committed to solving this mystery. Their dedication is stunning.

As verifiable news regarding Gerry's disappearance becomes available, we'll keep you posted.


Robert Sutherland