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    I'm wondering why the guy who reported her didn't help her? At 14 degrees it's amazing she survived long enough for someone else to find and help her.

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    I'm wondering why the guy who reported her didn't help her? At 14 degrees it's amazing she survived long enough for someone else to find and help her.
    I think the caller was quoted as saying she was "pretty hot".
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    Someone's daughter, possibly someone's sister or girlfriend, is found, disoriented, nude, on a hiking trail. She is taken away in an ambulance. The police consider her a 'victim', although of what is not (yet) stated.

    This story is posted here - in the "Humor" forum - and people put her in the category of "hippies", drug users, and make fun that "at least she wasn't wearing cotton."

    This is "Humor"? Only 2 weeks after Meredith - a vibrant young woman of about the same age - was kidnapped, murdered and decapitated by a probable serial killer while she was on a hiking trail in winter? You people think this is funny? That this woman should be mocked or more?

    I'm sorry. That's sick. Don't try to justify it, don't try to do anything. Just think of how lucky she is that she was found, instead of assaulted, killed, dismembered and her body abandoned in the woods. If you think this is funny, go read the posts about the girl, the daughter, the friend, who wasn't as lucky as this one.

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    The report is pretty sketchy, and for all we know the guy did try and help her. She may have turned down the help, started screaming , ran off...I don't think we know.

    He couldn't force help on her, what's he do tackle her and hold her down and put clothing on her....whoops that could be viewed as assault. Thinking about it...if it came to a police report and she's saying that he attacked her took her clothes, who knows where something like that could go when dealing with someone that is obviously metally impaired. So he probably did the best that he could by calling the authorities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by envirodiver View Post
    The report is pretty sketchy, and for all we know the guy did try and help her. She may have turned down the help, started screaming , ran off...I don't think we know.

    He couldn't force help on her, what's he do tackle her and hold her down and put clothing on her....whoops that could be viewed as assault. Thinking about it...if it came to a police report and she's saying that he attacked her took her clothes, who knows where something like that could go when dealing with someone that is obviously metally impaired. So he probably did the best that he could by calling the authorities.
    You do have a point but in the article this wasn't mentioned-- that she refused help or that he tried to help. I'd rather be falsely charged with assault than let the girl quite possibly die.

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    Agreed, but in the article very little was mentioned. I'm just saying that it's possible that there's more than what's printed.
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    I know people involved with Rocky Mountain Rescue.

    Based on what they said, it was more than likely a case of hypothermia. The "umbles"
    really showed in this case.

    FWIW, it is a very popular area for hiking. The foothill hiking trails get many SAR every year . I was involved with one myself earlier in the spring of this past year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic View Post
    : "He came across a naked female on the trail, in Boulder!
    That never ever happens to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bootstrap View Post
    At least she wasn't wearing cotton ....

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    This is the only humorous comment, so far, on what is really a very sad incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by envirodiver View Post
    Agreed, but in the article very little was mentioned. I'm just saying that it's possible that there's more than what's printed.
    I sure hope so, and probably so. I'd also like to think if it were me, I would of some how, some way, got her to safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic View Post
    This is what the cop said: "He came across a naked female on the trail, and at 14 degrees, he thought that was an issue," Parker said. So I guess if it was, say, 64 degrees, he would have just let her go? Things sure are different in Boulder!
    Not really. Every year people go naked on the AT, at least part of the time. Nudity is not against the law any place, though some cops haven't gotten the message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weasel View Post
    Someone's daughter, possibly someone's sister or girlfriend, is found, disoriented, nude, on a hiking trail. She is taken away in an ambulance. The police consider her a 'victim', although of what is not (yet) stated.

    This story is posted here - in the "Humor" forum - and people put her in the category of "hippies", drug users, and make fun that "at least she wasn't wearing cotton."

    This is "Humor"? Only 2 weeks after Meredith - a vibrant young woman of about the same age - was kidnapped, murdered and decapitated by a probable serial killer while she was on a hiking trail in winter? You people think this is funny? That this woman should be mocked or more?

    I'm sorry. That's sick. Don't try to justify it, don't try to do anything. Just think of how lucky she is that she was found, instead of assaulted, killed, dismembered and her body abandoned in the woods. If you think this is funny, go read the posts about the girl, the daughter, the friend, who wasn't as lucky as this one.

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    I didn't like the tone of the article, but that's the media. People even say things, even at funerals, that can be funny. We don't even know it this is a real story, so don't go totally nuts.

    Personally I don't mind the humour. It's the judging I don't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    I know people involved with Rocky Mountain Rescue.
    Based on what they said, it was more than likely a case of hypothermia. The "umbles"
    really showed in this case.......
    The ranger that was found dead in the Whites a couple of winters ago had removed much of his outer clothing before he died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weary View Post
    Not really. Every year people go naked on the AT, at least part of the time. Nudity is not against the law any place, though some cops haven't gotten the message.

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    Nudity is against the law, in nearly every place. If you disagree, don't flame me; go read my article, which was tempered by about every flame possible, and is still accurate. What's worse, it is considered a sexual offense in many places, subject to Megan's Law.

    As for 'wrong forum,' yes, thank you for saying so; I appreciate that, but at minimum you should ask the moderators to move this thread, if not close it. As for 'only one humorous comment,' well, none were funny, but there were more that thought they were being funny. This woman could have died. No one has the right to suggest that she was on drugs, a hippie, or "hot" with a smarmy little smiley or "complain" that they don't get to see a dazed naked woman stumbling around in freezing temperatures.

    Those without moms, daughters, sisters, wives or girlfriends that they love and respect are free to disagree with me.

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    From the article,
    Parker said the woman did not have any obvious injuries, and there was "no indication" a crime had occurred. He said the woman has not explained why she was outside in the freezing conditions.
    Also, the article was published December 9, 2007. Granted, something nefarious may have occurred, but given she was found and there doesn't appear to be any more news on the issue, it doesn't seem too likely there was any foul play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAK View Post
    I didn't like the tone of the article, but that's the media. People even say things, even at funerals, that can be funny. We don't even know it this is a real story, so don't go totally nuts.

    Personally I don't mind the humour. It's the judging I don't like.
    Tell you what, JAK. If you think there are funny parts to his, share them with Meredith's family. And if it's not real, it's OK to laugh about solo women in trouble on trails? Tell them that, too.

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    weasel is right. i removed my post

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    Tell you what. Stop judging people, and maybe they will do the same.

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