In this episode hosts Peggy and Tracey discuss the discovery of a partial remain found by an elk hunter at Manastash Ridge in 2017.
The discovery was not initially linked to Lindsey’s case, as Manastash Ridge is two and a half hours away from where she went missing, but in May of 2018 authorities identified the remains as Lindsey’s.
Despite a multi-agency search of the Manastash Ridge area, no other remains were found and the location of Lindsey’s final resting place has yet to be discovered.
While on the hunt for the trail journals from Manastash Ridge, Peggy meets local historian Regina Tipton-Llamas from the Ellensbug Library who agrees to share her expertise on the Manastash Ridge. They discuss the roads and the hunting trails that traverse the remote, mountainous landscape. Peggy notes that from her experience scouting Manastash Ridge, a capable SUV and knowledge of the area is necessary for navigating the difficult terrain.
Photos from Manastash Ridge.
Regina pulls the Manastash Ridge trail journals from the archives and one entry – written the Monday after Lindsey went missing – stands out from the rest. Tracey and Peggy discuss the entry, examining the language and handwriting of the entry for insight into the author. It is of note that when Peggy brought this information to the FBI, they had not yet looked into the trail journals.