• Ohio hiker died of hypothermia at Great Smoky Mountains park

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A Great Smoky Mountains National Park official, citing an autopsy report, says hypothermia killed an Ohio woman whose body was found at the park last year.

    [RELATED: Search crews find body of missing hiker in Smoky Mountains National Park]

    Park spokeswoman Dana Soehn tells the Asheville Citizen-Times that foul play isn't suspected in the death of 53-year-old Mitzie Sue "Susan" Clements. Clements went missing while hiking with her daughter in September.

    Her body was found a week later in "incredibly thick" vegetation near the Appalachian Trail on the North Carolina-Tennessee border, about two miles from the Clingmans Dome parking area. The search for Clements involved nearly 200 trained searchers who combed about 500 miles of land.

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