After This Woman Was Kidnapped By Mountain Men, One Cop Wouldn’t Quit Until He Found Her Abductors

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Soon, Kari rose through the ranks, attending the first ever Biathlon World Championships for women in Chamonix, France, in 1984. There, she helped to win a bronze medal for her country as part of the U.S. relay team. Even more impressively, she won fifth place in the 10km final – the best result that any U.S. biathlete had ever achieved in an international competition.

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Later that same year, Kari was back in Montana, training for her ongoing athletic career. On July 15, she set out for a run along the picturesque trails that surround the Big Sky Resort, a mountainous region some 50 miles south of Bozeman. Sadly, this routine activity was about to go horribly wrong.

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Unbeknown to Kari, two men were watching her from the woods surrounding the trail. They were a father and son named Don and Dan Nichols, and they had been living in the mountains for some time. In fact, Don had all but shunned society as a whole, and Dan had headed into the wilderness to join him once he turned 18.

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