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There were tears and tributes as hundreds of people gathered at a church in Athens, Georgia, Friday to remember Meredith Emerson -- the young hiker whose body was found Monday.

"I want to thank her for being my angel," said Emerson's roommate, Julia Karrenbauer, one of several friends who spoke during the memorial service, CNN affiliate WSB reported.

"I can find peace today knowing Meredith was so very loved." Read full article »

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