A man missing since Friday was found deceased in the area of a local trailer park on Saturday morning.
On Friday, March 8th at approximately 7 pm, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing person from a home on Green Briar Road.
According to Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman, upon further investigation it was determined that Mr. John Adams, 70, of Green Briar Road was last seen around 3:30 am 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 and stated that “he suffers from new onset dementia and has walked away from his residence.”
ASU Police and ASU Emergency Management assisted in the search by utilizing their drone with enhanced optical capabilities, the Sheriff also noted. At approximately 7 am Saturday, March 9th, a 911 call was received in the area of Blue Bird lane for a man down. Deputies with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrived to find a deceased male in the area of Bradford Trailer Park.
The deceased male was identified as Mr. John Adams, according to the Sheriff. Circumstances surrounding the death are still under investigation.