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Body of ASU student found

The search for Anna S. Smith, the student who was missing from Appalachian State University, ended when her body was found in a heavily wooded area approximately one mile from the campus on Saturday, September 13th.
Smith, 18 years old, had disappeared approximately 11 days before her body was found. Crews had been searching for several days when Smith was discovered. Her North Carolina driver’s license and Appalachian State University student identification car were at the scene.
The Boone police department is continuing to conduct a thorough death investigation. At this time, there is no evidence there was foul play. According to the Boone police, a note was found with Smith’s body and it will be used in the forensic analysis. It was reported that Smith was having some emotional difficulties prior to her death. Her body was sent to Wake Forest Baptist for an autopsy.