On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, around 6:30 p.m., Boone Police were contacted and asked to check the welfare of 30-year-old Appalachian State University student Brandon Patrick James. Boone Police responded to his residence located at 233 Crossing Way in Boone NC.
The responding officer found Mr. James deceased inside his home. Boone Police Department Investigators responded to the scene and initiated an investigation to determine the circumstances of the death. Watauga EMS and Boone Fire Department assisted in this investigation.
The decedent was transferred to the custody of the medical examiner for an autopsy and toxicological testing. The cause of death remains undetermined pending results of the autopsy and testing.
There are no indications that the death is suspicious.