Hiker succumbs to hypothermia in the Smokies

Park rangers at the Great Smoky National Park searching for an overdue hiker made a gruesome discovery on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at a shelter along the Appalachian Trail, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

Hikers meet at the Tricorner Knob Shelter in this 2007 photo by Brian Stansberry via Wikimedia Commons.

Hikers meet at the Tricorner Knob Shelter in this 2007 photo by Brian Stansberry via Wikimedia Commons.

Two days later the News Sentinel identified the dead hiker as Richard Lemarr, 50, of Knoxville.

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