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Public’s help sought in locating missing student

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Appalachian State University Police are seeking information regarding a student who has been missing since Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Anna M. Smith of High Point was last seen at her residence hall room on campus around noon, Sept. 2. Smith is 18 years old, has short red hair, blue eyes, is 5-feet 9-inches tall, slender build, and 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. It is not known what she was wearing when she was last seen.

She has been entered on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as missing.

Anyone seeing Smith or social media posts from her should contact University Police at 828-262-2150.

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