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National Park Service seeks tips from the public to aid ongoing homicide investigation on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Last Updated on November 3, 2021 2:56 pm

11.03.2021 UPDATE:

Investigators with the National Park Service are asking for the public’s help to provide photos or videos in support of an ongoing homicide investigation on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

On Saturday afternoon, October 9, 2021, parkway personnel received a report from a park visitor of a body near a parkway overlook. Law enforcement rangers responded to the scene and located a deceased male below Yadkin Valley Overlook at Milepost 289.8. Investigators identified the victim as Josue Calderon, age 33, of Rhode Island. An autopsy conducted by the North Carolina State Medical Examiner's Office determined cause of death to be homicide.

Though no further details are available at this time, information from other travelers and visitors is often very helpful to investigators. If you took photographs or videos (cell phone, GoPro, etc.) on the Blue Ridge Parkway anywhere in North Carolina on October 9, 2021, or if you have any other information that could help, please submit a tip. You don’t have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know:

CALL or TEXT the ISB Tip Line 888-653-0009
ONLINE  go.nps.gov/SubmitATip
EMAIL  nps_isb@nps.gov
EMERGENCY dial 9-1-1

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