UPDATE Monday August 6 ***Boone Police Press Release ***
On August 5, 2018 at approximately 3:00 pm, a deceased male was discovered face down in the Southfork of the New River near Brookshire Park. The male has been identified as Tylor Nathaniel Cook, age 25, of Boone, North Carolina. There were no signs of foul play. The determination of the cause of death is pending toxicology results and a report from the State Medical Examiner’s Office. This case remains under investigation by the Boone Police Department.
***Boone Police Press Release ***
On August 5, 2018 at approximately 3:00 pm, a family was exploring Brookshire Park when they discovered a deceased male face down in the Southfork of the New River. The Boone Police Department responded and immediately began an investigation. There are no known signs of foul play at this point in the investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled. More information will be released when available.
“Our Detective Division is investigating the circumstances around this death. Boone Police Detectives worked the scene with the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office. We will release the deceased’s name as soon as possible.” – Lieutenant Chris Hatton, Investigations Division Commander