SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WBIR)– Searchers from five states hiked more than 500 miles of trails in the Great Smokey Mountains to search for missing hiker Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements.
The week-long search came to an end Tuesday when her body was found about a mile south of the Appalachian Trail, near the North Carolina side of the park.
Clements was reported missing Sept. 25 after she became separated from her daughter while hiking on the Forney Ridge Trail.
The GSMNP said it will release further details when they become available. You can read the release below:
Search crews located the body of Susan Clements in Great Smoky Mountains National Park late this afternoon. Her body was found approximately two miles west of the Clingmans Dome parking area, and 3/4 mile south of the Appalachian Trail. Our hearts are with the family and friends of Ms. Clements. The park would like to extend our appreciation to the many agencies and organizations that participated in the search effort.