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Help the Park Service solve a murder

The National Park Service is asking anybody who took pictures or videos on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 9, to share those files as the agency works to solve a homicide.

On Oct. 9, a visitor reported that they’d found a body near the Yadkin Valley Overlook at milepost 289.8. Investigators identified the victim as 33-year-old Josue Calderon, of Rhode Island. The N.C. State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and concluded the death was a homicide. 

Information from travelers and visitors is often helpful to investigators, so anybody with images or information to share should reach out. Information can be shared anonymously. Call or text 888.653.0009, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out the online form at go.nps.gov/submitatip.

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