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Body recovered on Blue Ridge Parkway

Body recovered on Blue Ridge Parkway

An autopsy has been completed by the North Carolina State Medical Examiner's Office on the body found Oct. 9, on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone.

Investigators have identified the victim as Josue Calderon, 33, of Rhode Island.  

This incident is being investigated as a homicide. Special Agents from the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch, with support from NPS law enforcement rangers, are leading the investigation with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Watauga County Sherriff’s Office. 

If you have information that could help investigators, please contact the NPS Investigative Services tip line by phone at 888.653.0009 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information gathered by investiagors continues to suggest there is no ongoing concern for public safety, or that this investigation is related to any other ongoing investigations.

At this time, all other details regarding this incident are linked to ongoing investigative efforts. Updates and further details will be provided when they are available and will not compromise the integrity of the investigation.

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  • Too bad it wasn't Brian Laundrie

    posted by Jerry P. Cram, Sr.

    Monday, 10/18/2021

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