Body of missing Vanderbilt University student found in New Hampshire mountains

Emily Sotello, 20, went missing on Sunday after hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest, officials said.

Emily Sotello, 20, went missing on Sunday after hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, officials said.

NASHVILLE – THE BODY OF Missing 20-Year-Old Vanderbilt University Student He was found after disappearing in the White Mountain National Forest while hiking in New Hampshire, officials said.

Emily Sotello was dropped off at the Lafayette Place campground in Franconia on Sunday morning, according to a New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game release. was.

Sotelo’s body was found around 11 a.m. Wednesday on the northwestern side of Mount Lafayette in the northeastern state.

The woman’s cause of death was not immediately known.

The crew conducted the search from Sunday night through Wednesday morning in harsh conditions, but high winds, low temperatures and a blizzard hampered their efforts, according to a release. It was far below and frigid, especially at higher altitudes.

A search party found footprints and items belonging to Sotero at the headwaters of Lafayette Brook before his body was found. An Army National Guard helicopter helped take her to Cannon her mountain ski area.

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A spokeswoman for Vanderbilt University said Sotello was a sophomore majoring in biochemistry and chemical biology. She was from Westford, Massachusetts.

The search was a multi-agency effort, involving several groups and including the Pemigewasett Valley Search and Rescue Team, according to the release. Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue Team. Mountain Rescue; Lake Area Search and Rescue; Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team. New England K-9; New Hampshire Army National Guard; civil air patrols; and the White Mountain National Forest.

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