- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have found a body in the Greenbrier area while searching for a missing hiker.

Park spokeswoman Dana Soehn told media that rangers believe the body is that of 62-year-old Jenny Bennett of Sylva, North Carolina, based on clothing and the location where it was found, but an identity has not been confirmed.

Bennett was reported missing on Saturday. Rangers did not have details on a cause of death.

Meanwhile, the park said a woman and her 16-year-old son, who texted family members that they were lost Sunday evening, were located in good condition Monday afternoon in the Clingman’s Dome area. They were identified as 40-year-old Christy Barns and her son, Casey, of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.

Two days earlier, a teenager was attacked by a bear in the Hazel Creek section of the park.



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