July 2nd, 1938, 4-year-old Alfred Beilhartz is camping with family and friends in Rocky Mountain National Park. Alfred and his father went to the nearby Fall River to bathe and prepare for the start of their day. When Alfred ran off to spend time with other campers in their party, he was never seen again. In the hours following his disappearance over a 150 searchers and bloodhounds scoured the surrounding area, diverted river waters, and drained a nearby reservoir, sadly turning up no sign of Alfred. Even stranger, hikers reported possible sightings of Alfred thousands of feet up from Fall River on a treacherous ledge named Devils Nest. When the hikers reached Devils Nest there was no sign of him. What happened to Alfred? What did the hikers see? How could a 4 year old hike thousands of feet in only a few hours? Join us this week as we cover the mysterious disappearance of Alfred Beilhartz and try to figure out what happened.
Thanks for listening to Locations Unknown – this is our last episode for the summer. We’ll be on break until mid September. We have a lot of exciting cases in the works for Fall 2019 and some big news in the Arvin Nelson case. You won’t want to miss it!
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