Missing college student is identified as body found in wooded area 60 miles from her home

As thousands searched for missing California college student Lauren Cho, the 20-year-old’s body was identified last week. A long-time KSBW-TV weather anchor, Cho disappeared on Sept. 13. Her friend and former roommate Kate Fields…

Missing college student is identified as body found in wooded area 60 miles from her home

As thousands searched for missing California college student Lauren Cho, the 20-year-old’s body was identified last week. A long-time KSBW-TV weather anchor, Cho disappeared on Sept. 13. Her friend and former roommate Kate Fields — who had reported her missing after not having heard from her for more than a week — told authorities that Cho left her apartment with no sign of distress. In a separate interview, Cho’s boyfriend told KSBW that she had texted him that morning that she planned to go hiking with her friend but did not have access to her phone that day, so he did not know for sure where she was. Authorities later found some of Cho’s property at the San Jose-area beach where their car was found and her phone pinged off an old tower in a different part of the city.

Last week,, California State Troopers suspended their search for Cho’s body. But, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Steven Horner told KCRA-TV, “We have faith that she is still in the area. We are still searching.” The remains that were found in the remote area, 60 miles south of San Jose, had been in a very difficult spot to find. Authorities used CSAP helicopters to search the area for days and plan to continue looking with ground teams.

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