Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Jesse Hoover was last seen on May 20, 1983 at the Baxter State Park Headquarters. She was seen near the Abol Bridge on the Golden Road, heading in the direction of the trailhead of the 100-Mile Wilderness, the most remote stretch of the entire Appalachian Trail.
On May 16, 1983 Hoover called from a Bangor motel to tell her family she had made it to Maine and would be headed to Millinocket to start the first leg of her hike on the Appalachian Trail, from Mount Katahdin to Springer Mountain in Georgia.
Hoover traveled to Maine from Texas to hike the Appalachian Trail. She had no special equipment or knowledge to aid her while hiking.
Jesse was reported missing on July 11, 1983 by her sister.
A brief search by the Maine Warden Service in July 1983 failed to find Hoover or her belongings. No other searches have been conducted for the missing Texan. In Texas, Hoover left behind a big family and many friends.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Maine State Police
Bangor Daily News