Hiker Killed, Then Decapitated

Officials say an alleged killer led them to the body of a missing Colorado woman after prosecutors promised not to seek the death penalty.

Meredith Emerson's body was found Monday by Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials after being led there by Gary Hilton.

Hilton told police where to find the 24-year-old's body just hours after he was arraigned for her kidnapping.

Investigators say a blow to the head killed Emerson three days after she went missing and then she was decapitated.

Hilton is now facing murder charges.

Authorities are now trying to connect Hilton to a couple's disappearance last October as well as the December death of a woman in Flordia. Investigators say there are many similarities between the cases.

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