Maine authorities continue search for missing Tenn. woman

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SANDY RIVER PLANTATION, Maine (AP) - Search crews in Maine have yet to find a Tennessee woman who disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail, but they plan to resume their efforts in the morning.    

The Maine Warden Service said Friday evening that about 60 searchers spent the day looking for 66-year-old Geraldine Anita Largay of Brentwood, Tenn., who was supposed to meet her husband Monday in Wyman Township in western Maine but never showed up.    

Authorities also are seeking information about the identity of a female hiker who reported staying at a lean-to in Spaulding with Largay on Tuesday night. The woman called a nearby hotel but didn't leave her name.    

A command post has been set up at the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort. The search will resume Saturday. 

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SANDY RIVER PLANTATION, Maine (AP) - About 60 searchers and a Maine Forest Service helicopter are taking part in the search for a Tennessee woman who went missing while hiking the Appalachian Trail.

The Maine Warden Service says 66-year-old Geraldine Anita Largay of Brentwood, Tenn., was supposed to meet her husband Monday in Wyman Township in western Maine, but never showed up.

Wardens learned that on Wednesday, an employee of a nearby motel received a call from a female hiker who said she had spent Tuesday night with Largay in a lean-to on the trail.

She didn't leave a name and wardens are asking that woman to come forward.

The 5-foot-5, 115-pound Largay was last seen wearing a black pullover shirt, tan pants, a blue hat and a black-and-green backpack.

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