Speaking For The Hermit
Maine State Trooper comments on her special relationship with the notorious "North Woods Hermit".
(WCSH) After living 27 years in the woods as the legendary North Pond Hermit, Christopher Knight isn't too keen on speaking with many people as he sits in Kennebec County Jail, awaiting his next court hearing. He is speaking with two people: his attorney and, surprisingly, the woman who arrested him, State Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance.
Trooper Vance says she believes his story 110% and that there's no doubt in her mind that Knight lived in the woods by himself for so many years. She's convinced because of how meticulous Knight kept his camp and how skillful he was at staying alive.
Vance says she is the lead and only investigator on this case and says it's probably the biggest case she will ever have. She's developed a rapport with Knight, visiting him on and off duty to update him on the investigation, hear his story and be his advocate in the outside world.
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