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Important message

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community,

I am deeply saddened to share that the Boone Police Department has confirmed that a body was discovered mid-morning (Sept. 13) at an off-campus location in Boone.

The Town of Boone and State Bureau of Investigation are in charge of the investigation. While the media is reporting that it might be the body of missing freshman Anna M. Smith, the investigating agencies have not made an identification.

As more developments take place, we will send you further updates. I ask that you keep in mind this is an incredibly difficult time for Anna’s family, and keep their well-being foremost in your thoughts.

Thank you,

Sheri N. Everts, Chancellor