Staged Hunting Mishaps and Criminal Homicide

By: Seth Benjamin Cobin

In May 1988 a lesbian couple, camping along the Appalachian Trail were shot by a cave-dwelling mountain man who came across them engaged in intimate activity. One victim died at the scene and the other suffered serious injuries. When approached by the authorities the offender initially claimed the shooting had been a simple hunting accident. Had the offender not fired eight shots and left one victim alive, investigators might have believed his story.

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