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Body of missing Charlotte woman found down embankment in NC mountains

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JEFFERSON, NC (WBTV) -

Authorities in Wilkes County tell WBTV that the car of a missing Charlotte woman has been found down an embankment in Wilkes County off of Highway 16.

Wilkes County Sheriff Chris Shew said the body of Holly Fischer, the missing Charlotte woman who had left from Knoxville, TN, was found in the car.

Fischer had been missing since last week after she left her parents house in Tennessee to return to Charlotte.

A family friend riding a motorcycle found the location of Fischer's vehicle Sunday night at 10 p.m. and reported it to the Wilbar Fire Department.

Rescuers were not able to get down to it until daybreak on Monday.

Fischer was last seen on May 27, in Newport, Tennessee by her father.

Friday, law enforcement officials from Ashe and Wilkes Counties, along with Ashe County Rescue Squad and fire departments from Glendale Springs and Wilbar, were on scene and assisting with the search. The North Carolina Highway Patrol also sent a search unit via helicopter to search the area.

Thursday, officials from Knoxville, TN, completed a cell tower ping of her cell phone. Her last known location by use of cell phone was in Ashe County on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sheriff Williams stated that "Getting an exact location of the phone is made more difficult by the rugged terrain."

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