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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:04 AM

Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:04 AM

Officials Search For Missing 48-Year Old LMU Student Near the Eagle Gap Area

 Officials confirmed that crews searched the Eagle Gap area for missing LMU student, 48-year-old Veronica Casciato on Tuesday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they completed the search and did not find any sign of Veronica Casciato after looking in a ravine in the Eagle Gap area that could not be accessed during previous searches.

In late April, deputies ended the search in the Eagle Gap area for Casciato, saying they exhausted all resources and believed she was no longer in the area. A car that belonged to Casciato was found off of Highway 165 in Monroe County on April 19.

Casciato is a work study student at LMU and worked a shift in the library the day she disappeared on April 6. Her boss reported to local news agencies last month that Casciato worked between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and was last seen leaving campus around noon.

Her boss, Katy Hiney, said Casciato was a very kind and open person, and she fears that perhaps Veronica helped the wrong person.

"I know that she was a very open kind-hearted person, and the only thing that I really worry about is that somebody may have taken advantage of that," said Hiney.

 

 

 

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