By David Rogers. August 6, 2018. BOONE, NC — While there was early speculation that the body of a deceased male found face down in the South Fork of the New River on Sunday was that of the long-missing Appalachian State student, the most recent update received Monday afternoon from Boone Police indicates that is not the case.
Sgt. Shane Robbins advised the public that the deceased man found about 3:00 pm on Sunday by a family exploring Brookshire Park has been identified as Tyler Nathaniel Cook, 25, of Boone. There were no indications of foul play, but the case is still under investigation and toxicology results have been submitted to the State Medical Examiner’s Office.
We will update this report as soon as new information becomes available to us.