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Search continues for missing Anna M. Smith -- New Information

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Appalachian State University Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation along with other local, State and Federal agencies are now classifying Anna Marie Smith as a missing and possibly endangered person.

Investigators are actively using all means to locate Anna. Anna, an 18-year old student at Appalachian, has been missing since Tuesday, Sept. 2. Anna is possibly carrying a bright blue LL Bean backpack that contained a blue ENO hammock. Anna was possibly last seen wearing a red or orange top and black leggings. Anna typically carries a red purse as well.

Anna has short red or blonde hair, blue eyes, and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall with a slender build. She has nose piercings, a black and white sunflower tattoo on her upper right chest near her collar bone and Latin lettering over her lower left ribs. She also has a nose piercing.

Investigators are utilizing all means including interviews, forensic examination of records, surveillance video analysis and any other available means to attempt to locate Anna.

Anna’s family and law enforcement investigators are asking for anyone who has any information pertaining to her whereabouts to contact University Police at 828-262-2150.

In addition, family spokesperson Dana McKim and family members will hold a news conference tonight, Monday, Sept. 8, at 9 p.m. at the University Police building on Rivers Street.

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Contact information for Smith family representative Tammy Dills: 336-414-9416