The body of a teenage girl who disappeared Sunday on a hiking trail in New Hampshire has been found – on what would have been the teen’s 20th birthday.
New Hampshire conservation officials revealed Wednesday that search parties found the body of Emily Sotelo, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, at roughly 11 am.
Her body, officials said, was found on the northwest face of Mount Lafayette within the confines of Franconia Notch State Park, where she had set out on a hike days prior.
Sotelo was last seen wearing a brown jacket, exercise pants, and sneakers – clothes searchers warned were not warm enough to brave frigid temperatures seen in the area this time of year.
Their sprawling four-day search effort, they added, was ‘hampered by high winds, cold temperatures and blowing snow’ – and ultimately proved suspicions that Sotelo could not have survived those conditions on her own.
Sotelo, 19, was last seen by her mother at around 5am on Sunday when she dropped her off at a trailhead…