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Cleves woman missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Posted at 3:01 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 17:35:10-04

Rangers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are searching for a missing Cleves woman.

Mitzie Sue "Susan" Clements, 53, was last seen hiking near Clingmans Dome on at about 5 p.m. Tuesday when she became separated from her daughter on the Forney Ridge Trail, National Parks Traveler reported.

Clements has worked for the Metropolitan Sewer District since December as an accounting tech, according to Interim Director Diana Christy.

"If you have friends or family in the Cherokee, N.C. area, please encourage them to help with the search by contacting the Oconaluftee Visitor Center," Christy said in a written statement. "Everyone here at MSD is thinking about Mitzi and praying for her safe return."

Clements is white with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5'6" and 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing a green zip-up sweater, black workout pants over black leggins, a clear rain poncho and white tennis shoes. 

More than 40 volunteers, including Clements' brother-in-law, a Cincinnati firefighter, have joined in the search. Several other firefighters went with him to help, Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld said.

Rangers asked anyone with information about Clements' whereabouts to call 888-653-0009, submit a tip at, email or message them on Facebook.