The body of Emily Sotello, a 19-year-old woman who went missing while hiking in New Hampshire, has been found.
Sotero was last seen Sunday morning when she was dropped off at a campsite in Fraconia, NH Sotero said, according to state sources, with plans to hike three mountains in the area. rice field. Fish and Animal Law Enforcement DivisionOn Sunday night, the department said Sotero was “expired” and asked members of the public for help finding him.
A truck and personal belongings led a search party to Sotero’s body on Wednesday, officials said. announced on facebook.
The cause of death has not been made public, and it is not clear when Sotero died during the three days. A New Hampshire National Guard helicopter helped rescue Sotello’s body.
according to CBS Affiliate WGMEWednesday is also Sotello’s 20th birthday.
The department said on Facebook that searches were affected by “strong winds, low temperatures and snowstorms.” Dozens of ground researchers from multiple local and state agencies were involved in efforts to locate Sotello. Air support was also called in to help search the mountains.
Charlie Stewart, a Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue investigator, told WGME that Sotelo may not have been dressed appropriately for cold weather. Authorities said Sotero was last seen wearing exercise pants and a brown jacket.
“She was wearing sneakers, but she could have been wearing wind pants.