Rescued California hiker fled knife-wielding man and ate cactus to survive in desert heat

ABC News - 07-16

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An experienced hiker who went missing on Friday along with her small dog has been found alive after fleeing a man with a knife, authorities in California said. The Inyo County Sheriff's Office said Monday that Sheryl Powell had been located alive by a ground search team near the Montenegro Springs area.

Daniel Deal: "A great sense of direction. " but she got lost during the 10 minutes it took for her husband to park the car...this doesn't add up. There is more to this story we don't know yet...

penincali: this story is incomplete.. it's not adding up.

Daniel Deal: no further mention of the knife wielding man, no description...but it took search parties, 4 days, to find an experienced hiker;she should have been able to find her way back. This entire story sounds like a publicity stunt. I am glad she and the dog are okay, but this is suspicious.

User from CA: I used to take Peyote when I Desert Camped.

User from CA: They planned this whole scheme for publicity... anything can make the news these days , BREAKING NEWS “Man chews corn but shits out corn in unchewed pieces “

Comments

Mark Benge - 07-17
this sounds like a murderer for hire, but where's guy with the knife, why aren't the police and choppers out there looking for this supposedly criminal element
Cindy Leftwick - 07-16
SO.....what's the rest of this missing story? glad she survived
Angela Viviana Piña - 07-16
what if her husband set her up? because he told investigators he felt she got abducted? such a fast thought of what might have happened to her right?, that man with the knife could've been the man her husband paid to murder his wife.
Nova Jaded - 07-16
lol.. she should have ate the damn dog.
User from CA - 07-16
So. She needs to keep her behind at home!!
Larry Whalen - 07-16
So let me get this staight, her husband is gone for a few minutes in order to drive up the road to turn their vehicle around, a JEEP, because he could not do it at their camping spot, Right? And in the meantime a man with a knife acosts her and instead of screaming bloody murder and running in the direction of her husband on her one good leg while the man chases her and she scrambles off into the woods with Toto scampering faithfully behind her. Was he on crutches BTW? We don't know because NOTHING is mentioned of him even though he is 'reportedly' the reason she disappeared. I've yet to see a JEEP that could not turn around on most trails due to their ability to maneuver in off road situations.And are we positive this happened in the forest and not the beach, because it sounds very fishy to me. I'm just glad she didn't eat the dog, cause I hear they taste like chicken.
Jose M Chavero - 07-16
the only victim here was the poor dog..lol!
Larry Whalen - 07-16
Her explanation was that a man had brandished a knife and she had run off because she was afraid.
Randi Cloud - 07-16
thank god your alive sweet baby so happy to finally see happy people after somebody goes missing and yes if your trying to run from somebody chasing you afraid for your life in the woods ..It can happen and it dosent end up good most the time ...anyways god bless your family ....l
matty t - 07-16
when does her 39.99 book come out
Sara Parsons - 07-16
questions1.....who is this supposed knife wielding man?2..... why isn't the public being warned? 3..... what is the physical description? 4......this one is about the bad leg that made running hard according to the son... was the knife guy also physically handicapped ?
Sara Parsons - 07-16
yep something not right here.
Mike Mike - 07-16
Is the man dead?
Pantalaimon du Coeur - 07-16
A knife wielding man in the middle of the desert? 😒👉👌
Karina Michel - 07-16
really. oh wow wowwwww that's terrible
User from CA - 07-16
DC‘s legends of tomorrow OK just met them and get my glasses LEGENDSGENDSSR call from hell
Jacquiline Aquino - 07-16
she got her 15 minutes!
Jacquiline Aquino - 07-16
How hot was it there? was she on something? experienced hiker? man with a knife?
User from CA - 07-16
are we just gonna ignore the fact that she ditched her dog???
Daniel Deal - 07-16
no further mention of the knife wielding man, no description...but it took search parties, 4 days, to find an experienced hiker;she should have been able to find her way back. This entire story sounds like a publicity stunt. I am glad she and the dog are okay, but this is suspicious.
Jane Marie Raymer - 07-16
I'm glad hshe's back and fine
Lululoohoo - 07-16
so nothing about this knife wielding man? strange article to mention it in the headline but then nothing
sticky - 07-16
where is the man who chased her. no discription.?
Jackie Robinson - 07-16
Really really really!
User from CA - 07-16
They planned this whole scheme for publicity... anything can make the news these days , BREAKING NEWS “Man chews corn but shits out corn in unchewed pieces “
Drue Chesky - 07-16
Glad your both safe, but seriously WTF !!!? went for a stroll or what ?
Kimberly Mercier - 07-16
The happy part is she and her dog were found alive, which is rare. The lecture is an “experienced hiker” would know better than to leave the area with nothing on her, not even water. Foolish, dangerous move that endangered much more than herself. Sorry but not fair to others who had to search and worried family.
Scott Parker - 07-16
WTF
Starr Berglund - 07-16
Why, would you be out there with your pup. not good judgment. I am glad you and pup are now safe. Use caution...
roy Wright - 07-16
lol really do some of you need Drama in your life so bad that you need to create it ? let's let the people with the badges do the investigation why you read your crime novel

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