Body found along Blue Ridge Parkway in NC identified, homicide investigation underway

North Carolina news

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — An autopsy on a male body located along Blue Ridge Parkway last weekend in Watauga County has led to the identification of a Rhode Island man, and now investigators are treating his death as a homicide.

According to the National Park Service, 33-year-old Josue Calderon was found near milepost 289 on Saturday.

Law enforcement rangers responded to the scene and located a deceased male at 1:19 p.m., below Yadkin Valley Overlook.

Investigators said there is no ongoing concern for public safety, and the investigation doesn’t appear to be related to any other ongoing investigations.

Multiple agencies including the National Park Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office are looking into the case.

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