The National Park Service reported the discovery of a man’s body Saturday (October 9) on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock. According to published reports, National Park Service dispatchers received a report shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday from a park visitor that a body was found below the Yadkin Valley Overlook at Milepost 289.9. Law enforcement rangers found the body a short time later.
An investigation is underway by the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch with assistance from the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. The cause of death was unknown as of Sunday (October 10).