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Loved ones seek answers in the death of woman found on North Ogden mountainside

Posted at 8:08 PM, May 11, 2015

NORTH OGDEN, Utah -- It has been a week since 23-year-old Amber Lyne Smith was found on this mountainside in North Ogden and her loved ones are still looking for answers.

“There's no way she could have gone up there alone and just died on a hillside,” said Smith’s friend Brianne Robinette.

Friends of Smith hadn’t heard or seen from her for the past month. Last week her body was discovered after a mountain biker and his dog stumbled upon her on body on the mountainside on the east bench.

“I feel really hurt, I'm really devastated, I really don't know what happened,” said Smith’s fiancée Myesha Majors. “I want to know what happened so I can have closure.”

Smith and Majors were set to marry in September. But instead of paying for a wedding, a GoFundMe account has been set up to cover Smith’s funeral expenses.

“She meant the world to me, she was my everything, she was my soul mate,” Majors said.

T-shirts are also being sold as a call for justice in Smith’s death.

“I really feel like she didn't do this to herself no matter what I feel like it was somebody close to her,” Majors said.

Robinette said she prays that justice is served.

Investigators say it could take months to find out how Smith died.

“There's nothing that has been determined as far as her cause of death,” said Lt. Lane Findlay with Weber County Sheriff’s Office. “It is suspicious. It's being handled as a homicide, which is standard procedure in these cases where you have an unexplained death.”

Findlay said it could take one to two months before the results of Smith’s autopsy are released.

This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.