Missing Vanderbilt student found dead after not returning from hike in New Hampshire

Emily Sotelo
Posted at 9:28 AM, Nov 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-23 15:46:42-05

FRANCONIA, N.H. — A 20-year-old Vanderbilt student was found dead Wednesday morning after she was reported missing from a hike in New Hampshire over the weekend.

According to the New Hampshire conservation officials, Emily Sotelo was dropped off the morning of November 20 at Lafayette Place Campground in Franconia, with the intended hiking route of Mount Lafayette, Haystack and Flume.

Many search and rescue teams assisted in locating Sotelo, but she was ultimately found on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette, in Franconia.

Vanderbilt officials say they are in touch with her family members and have offered their support during this time.

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