Gary Hilton on Dateline NBCon August 24, 2011 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Friday’s episode of Dateline NBC is about Gary Hilton. The episode, Mystery on Blood Mountain, explores Hilton’s stalking of hikers along the coastal region of the south-eastern United States.
The episode features Dawson County Sheriff’s Lt. Col. John Cagle, a former special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Cagle led the investigation into the disappearance of Meredith Hope Emerson. Meredith was found decapitated in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management area.
Hilton led investigators to her body in exchange for their not seeking the death penalty. He was separately convicted and sentenced to death in Florida for the murder of Cheryl Dunlap.
He has also been charged with the murder of an elderly couple in North Carolina.