Four years ago, a heavyset 26-year-old Miami woman named Rossana Miliani walked into a general store in Bryson City, North Carolina, with an older man whose hair was going gray.
The man told a clerk he was a preacher who traveled to campsites around the nearby Appalachian Trail. Miliani, who had taken a bus from South Florida to North Carolina that morning, looked nervous. The two bought a sleeping bag and walked out.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports this morning that a sketch of the man who bought the sleeping bag with Miliani that morning -- based on the clerk's memory -- matches Hilton's appearance.
Miliani's father wants police to question Hilton about Rossana's disappearance. The killer is already linked to three other killings -- an elderly North Carolina couple who disappeared while hiking and a North Florida man whose decapitated remains were found in the Appalachian National Forest.
So far, Hilton has refused to talk about any of those cases.