Body Of 20-Year-Old Female Student Found In New Hampshire Mountains On Her Birthday

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27, 2019: Wind turbines generate electricity at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near Palm Springs, California, with snow-covered Mt. San Jacinto in the background. Located in the windy gap between Southern California's two highest mountains, the facility is one of three major wind farms in California. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Sunday morning at Lafayette Place Campground in Franconia, New Hampshire, with the intent of hiking Mount Lafayette, Haystack, and Flume in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
  • By Sunday afternoon, Sotelo’s mother reported to authorities her daughter did not arrive at the meeting location they had arranged, about seven to eight miles from where her body was found.
  • “Her mother watched her go up the trail,” Eastman said. “Her mother was going to meet her further down the hiking route to meet her for food and provisions, but she did not arrive.”

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