Man found deceased face down in South Fork of New River identified

Man found deceased face down in South Fork of New River identified
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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.

About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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