Death in the Whites: Quebec woman’s murder on N.H. trail still a mystery

Louise Chaput, a woman from Sherbrooke, Quebec, was no stranger to the White Mountains. She, along with her friend Louise Lachance, hiked often the wilderness in the shadow of Mount Washington. So there was no reason for her to expect that a weekend jaunt into the Whites on Nov. 15, 2001, would be any different.

But on Nov. 22, 2001, three days after Chaput’s family reported her missing, hikers found a bloodied Chaput off the Glen Boulder Trail south of Mount Washington. She had been repeatedly stabbed sometime in the afternoon hours of Nov. 15 and the killer fled. To where, no one knows.

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The death of Scott Lilly

It would have started like any other day. A group of hikers set out for a weekend trek along the Appalachian Trail to make the best of the good weather and drink in the sights of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. But an early morning discovery changed that.

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