Missing Boone Man Found Dead Early Saturday Morning

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 12:24 pm

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.
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