High Point girl missing from Appalachian State University

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BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University Police are asking the public’s help in finding 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.

Police have been able to track Smith’s whereabouts from late Tuesday, Sept. 2, to late Wednesday, Sept. 3. It was reported that Smith used Mountaineer SafeRide Tuesday, Sept. 2, around 10:26 p.m. SafeRide is a university van service that provides transportation around campus for students during the evening hours.

In addition, she was seen near her residence hall on Wednesday, Sept. 3, between 6 and 6:15 p.m. She reportedly was wearing light colored clothing.

It is believed that Smith’s actions are voluntary.

Smith is 18 years old, has short red hair, blue eyes, is 5’9″ tall with a slender build. She 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 as missing on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.

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

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