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Hunter Finds Murderer Gary Hilton's Campground

Hunter Finds Murderer Gary Hilton's CampgroundSeptember 17, 2009

JACKSON, Ga. -- A hunter accidentally found camping supplies, clothes and books belonging to convicted killer Gary Michael Hilton in the Chattahoochee National Forest, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

It happened last Friday at a concealed campsite and the hunter thought the supplies were illegally dumped or stolen. Fannin County Sheriff's Sgt. Justin Turner said it's an area Hilton frequented.

Hilton is serving life in prison for the January 2008 murder of Buford hiker Meredith Emerson, 24. Emerson was reported missing on New Year's Day 2008 when she failed to return from a hiking trip. Her body was found a week later.

Hilton is also awaiting trial in the decapitation of hiker Cheryl Dunlap, of Tallahassee, Fla. Dunlap's body was found Dec. 19, 2007 in the Apalachicola National Forest, southwest of Tallahassee. He fought hard not to be extradicted to Florida. Little creep is afraid of the death penalty, and he's also expressed not wanting to serve time in a federal prison.

SLIDESHOW from wsbtv.com: Hilton's Suspected Victims

Hilton also is suspected in the slayings of an elderly North Carolina couple -- Irene Bryant, 84, and her husband, John Bryant, 80. Officials said the Bryants disappeared while hiking in the Pisgah National Forest near Asheville. Irene Bryant had been beaten to death. John Bryant's skeletal remains were found in Feb. 2008.

The GBI turned over the items to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Officials have contacted the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation and are investigating whether items can be tied to the Bryants' killings.
I'm adding Cheryl Strother to the list of his possible victims.
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Anonymous said...

My father was the hunter who found Gary Hilton's belongings. He and my mom are the camp hosts at the campground near where Hilton was "living" in the North GA mountains. There was hard evidence linking Hilton to the NC murders. We are anxiously awaiting his conviction.

wolfscratch said...

Anonymous, I salute your father for his awareness.
I have been backtracking & researching Gary Hilton, since 01/06/08 which began as a search for Meredith Hope Emerson's remains. I located many of their personal items in an abandoned house and notified the Union Co tip center.
Within days, another campsite was located in the Dawson Forest WMA Wildcat Tract Campground.
GMHs garbage pile, which was buried in black trash bags, was located which contained kids clothes, ladies clothes, men's clothes, hairbows, etc. It was obvious that he had no victim profile and had been doing his evil deeds for decades.
Since GMH was consdidered to be a petty thief at this time, these items were disregarded by Local Law Enforcement, once they responded to the site.
If possible, please elaborate on the items contained in the Coopers Creek WMA cache of GMHs.

Wolfscratch: Glenn Adams Dawsonvile, GA

Wolfscratch said...

Following this comment of a symposium held by the FBI on Psychopathic traits of a Serial Killer, I will post a link of an interview of Gary Hilton's Mother by Special Agent's from the GBI and the FBI BAU. It is very revealing.


Following the arrest of a serial killer, the question is always asked: How did this person become a serial murderer?

Attendees at the Serial Murder Symposium agreed that there is no generic profile of a serial murderer. Serial killers differ in many ways, including their motivations for killing and their behavior at the crime scene. However, attendees did identify certain traits common to some serial murderers, including sensation seeking, a lack of remorse or guilt, impulsivity, the need for control, and predatory behavior. These traits and behaviors are consistent with the psychopathic personality disorder. Attendees felt it was very important for law enforcement and other professionals in the criminal justice system to understand psychopathy and its relationship to serial murder.

Psychopathy is a personality disorder manifested in people who use a mixture of charm, manipulation, intimidation, and occasionally violence to control others, in order to satisfy their own selfish needs. Although the concept of psychopathy has been known for centuries, Dr. Robert Hare led the modern research effort to develop a series of assessment tools, to evaluate the personality traits and behaviors attributable to psychopaths.

Dr. Hare and his associates developed the Psychopathy Check List Revised (PCL-R) and its derivatives, which provide a clinical assessment of the degree of psychopathy an individual possesses. These instruments measure the distinct cluster of personality traits and socially-deviant behaviors of an individual, which fall into four factors: interpersonal, affective, lifestyle, and anti-social.

The interpersonal traits include glibness, superficial charm, a grandiose sense of self-worth, pathological lying, and the manipulation of others. The affective traits include a lack of remorse and/or guilt, shallow affect, a lack of empathy, and failure to accept responsibility. The lifestyle behaviors include stimulation-seeking behavior, impulsivity, irresponsibility, parasitic orientation, and a lack of realistic life goals. The anti-social behaviors include poor behavioral controls, early childhood behavior problems, juvenile delinquency, revocation of conditional release, and criminal versatility. The combination of these individual personality traits, interpersonal styles, and socially deviant lifestyles are the framework of psychopathy and can manifest themselves differently in individual psychopaths.

All psychopaths do not become serial murderers. Rather, serial murderers may possess some or many of the traits consistent with psychopathy. Psychopaths who commit serial murder do not value human life and are extremely callous in their interactions with their victims. This is particularly evident in sexually motivated serial killers who repeatedly target, stalk, assault, and kill without a sense of remorse. However, psychopathy alone does not explain the motivations of a serial killer.

Understanding psychopathy becomes particularly critical to law enforcement during a serial murder investigation and upon the arrest of a psychopathic serial killer. The crime scene behavior of psychopaths is likely to be distinct from other offenders. This distinct behavior can assist law enforcement in linking serial cases.

Psychopaths are not sensitive to altruistic interview themes, such as sympathy for their victims or remorse/guilt over their crimes. They do possess certain personality traits that can be exploited, particularly their inherent narcissism, selfishness, and vanity. Specific themes in past successful interviews of psychopathic serial killers focused on praising their intelligence, cleverness, and skill in evading capture.

CP Wolfscratch

Wolfscratch said...

How many of the following personality traits were possessed by GMH?
PCL-R Model of psychopathy
The PCL-R is a clinical rating scale (rated by a psychologist or other professional) of 20 items. Each of the items in the PCL-R is scored on a three-point scale according to specific criteria through file information and a semi-structured interview. A value of 0 is assigned if the item does not apply, 1 if it applies somewhat, and 2 if it fully applies. In addition to lifestyle and criminal behavior the checklist assesses glib and superficial charm, grandiosity, need for stimulation, pathological lying, conning and manipulating, lack of remorse, callousness, poor behavioral controls, impulsivity, irresponsibility, failure to accept responsibility for one’s own actions and so forth.

PCL-R Factor 2a and 2b are particularly strongly correlated to antisocial personality disorder and criminality and is associated with reactive anger, criminality, and impulsive violence. The target group for the PCL-R is convicted criminals. The quality of ratings may depend on how much background information is available and whether the person rated is honest and forthright.

Dr. Hare’s Checklist

Factor1: Personality “Aggressive narcissism”

Glibness/superficial charm
Grandiose sense of self-worth
Pathological lying
Lack of remorse or guilt
Shallow affect
Callous/lack of empathy
Failure to accept responsibility for own actions
Factor2: Case history “Socially deviant lifestyle”.

Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
Parasitic lifestyle
Poor behavioral control
Promiscuous sexual behavior
Lack of realistic long-term goals
Juvenile delinquency
Early behavior problems
Revocation of conditional release
Traits not correlated with either factor

Many short-term marital relationships
Criminal versatility


Wolfscratch said...

GAPeach has posted a link on the heaven forum of an interview of GMHs mother by Special Agents of the GBI and the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit. It is obvious that an attempt is being made to mine various personal history and relationships to establish a timeline, and possible stressors that triggered GMH’s reigh of terror, as well as his geographical area of operation. The interview is very revealing. The Shawn Stewart info is very significant, IMO, as well as the camping photos viewed at the conclusion of the interview. Although many of GMH’s camping photos had been discarded by his Mother, due to limited storage space, one of the photos is of a Camping Trip out West… For some reason, that seems to raises the hair on the back of my neck..

(link for GBI/FBI interview of GMHs Mother - Meredith Hope Emerson Investigation - by GAPeach)



Wolfscratch said...

See if this link works, it should be the whole thing as one file.


CP by Wolfscratch

wolfscratch said...

Gary Hilton & Public Defender Inez Suber- 'Before' Makeover Pics:
MIKE EWEN/Democrat
Murder suspect Gary Michael Hilton shares a laugh with defense attorney Inez Suber during pretrial motions on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 inside of the Leon County Courthouse. Hilton's defense attorney was trying to prevent the media from putting information out to the public about Hilton's case.


compare with the photo after the makeover:


Wolfscratch 'Night & Day'