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Missing Boone Man Found Dead Early Saturday Morning

An elderly Boone man that had been missing since Friday was found dead on Saturday morning near Blue Bird Lane just off of Bamboo Road.

On Friday March 8 at approximately 7 p.m., the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing person from a home on Green Briar Road.  

Upon further investigation it was determined that Mr. John Adams, 70, of Green Briar Road was last seen around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning. 
The Sheriff’s Office along with Watauga County Emergency Management and Boone Fire conducted a search throughout the night of the immediate area around Green Briar; extending to Bamboo Road and Highway 421. 
A silver alert was issued Friday night for Mr. Adams.  
ASU Police and ASU Emergency Management assisted in the search by utilizing their drone with enhanced optical capabilities.  
At approximately 7 a.m. on Saturday March 9, a 911 call was received in the area of Blue Bird lane for a man down.  
Upon arrival of Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, a deceased male was located in the area of Bradford Trailer Park.  
The deceased male was identified as Mr. John Adams.  
Circumstances surrounding the death are still under investigation.