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Missing woman found dead in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Posted at 7:34 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 19:48:26-04

The week-long search for Susan Clements, a Cleves woman who disappeared while hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ended Tuesday when rescuers discovered her body.

"Our hearts are with the family and friends of Ms. Clements," park representatives wrote in a statement. "The park would like to extend our appreciation to the many agencies and organizations that participated in the search effort."

According to a Facebook post from the park, Clements had been hiking with her daughter on Sept. 25 when they became separated on Forney Ridge Trail. More than 100 people joined the subsequent search, which included canine teams, helicopters and drones.