Police Seek Public’s Assistance with Missing Man

UPDATE 5:18pm – The person has been located and is safe, according to an official with ARHS.


Boone, NC [September 9, 2018] – Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.

Yaroslavl Melnik, age 25, left Watauga Medical Center on foot. He is 5’ 9” tall and 155 pounds. He has brown hair, green eyes and was wearing purple paper hospital scrubs with black sandals. It is believed that he may be traveling
to Tennessee or Virginia.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 828-262-4168 or contact your local law enforcement agency.