The Felon File

The Felon File Podcast is a discussion of law enforcement history, issues, and incidents. Stories of justice and justice failed, in the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. Hosted by Scott Lunsford, retired police detective sergeant, author, and researcher. Listened to in 22 countries worldwide.


episode 8: Episode -8- Murder and attempted Murder on the Appalachian Trail

Episode -8- Murder and attempted Murder on the Appalachian Trail

The  shade of blue in this podcast on five for two and the blue. Puts us in the great outdoors along the Appalachian Trail.

For those of you who don’t know The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the Eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Maine. The trail is about 2,160 miles long, though the exact length changes over time as parts are modified or rerouted. The Appalachian Trail is thought of as the longest marked hiking-only trail in the world. More than 2 million people hike on part of the trail at least once each year.

Laura Susan Ramsay and Robert Mountford Jr,  in 1981 were hiking on part of the AT where it passes through Virginia. The two 27 year olds were vacationing social workers from the state of Maine.  

While Hiking they met a man named Randall Smith. The two social workers observed how Smith appeared troubled and socially uncomfortable and naturally because of there calling in life, wanted to help him and tried to draw him out socially. This friendly act would be the mistake of there life.  

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