Remembering The Hiker

Remembering the hiker. KJ reports.

The hiking community will gather in Damascus Thursday night to grieve the killing of hiker Ronald Sanchez, Jr., on the Appalachian Trail. Sanchez died of injuries he reportedly received during an altercation with James Jordan in Wythe County, according to the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice. In his memory, hikers and others in the community will hold a candlelight memorial service at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Backer Field on Shady Avenue.