BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (WATE) — It’s been more than 6 months after a man’s body was found along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, investigators are still looking for the identity and location of his killer — and now they are asking for your help.
Visitors of the Yadkin Valley Overlook on Oct. 10, 2021 called for help around 1 p.m. to report seeing a man’s body on the hillside below. Law enforcement retrieved the body around 1:15 p.m.
Josue Calderon, 33, was identified October 13, 2021 through information gathered during an autopsy at North Carolina State Medical Examiner’s Office and other investigative work. A cause of death has not been released.
The case remains unsolved but clues to solving it could be on someone’s phone or camera.
Investigators are interested in photographs or videos that were taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway anywhere in North Carolina on October 9, 2021.
“You don’t have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know,” the press release states.
Images can be sent:
- Text to the ISB TIp Line at 888-653-0009
- Email to email@example.com
- Online: NPS Tip submission site
The overlook near Blowing Rock, N.C. is 13 hours from Rhode Island — where investigators said Calderon lived.
FBI investigators said that Calderon had been traveling with two other men from Rhode Island to Florida in a 2018 silver Chevrolet Equinox SUV with Florida license plate KBYE67.
Officials familiar with the case said there is no ongoing concern for public safety, or that this investigation is related to any other ongoing investigations.
Authorities say nearly 400 people go missing in Tennessee each year. That’s five people for every 100,000. Check this list of people missing from East Tennessee to see if you can help locate someone.
Anyone who may have seen the men or the SUV is asked to contact the FBI Charlotte Field Office at (704) 672-6100, the National Park Service tip line at 1-888-653-0009, or the NC State Bureau of Investigation.