On Friday, March 8th at approximately 7 p.m., the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing person from a home on Green Briar Road.  

Upon further investigation it was determined that John Adams, 70, of Green Briar Road was last seen around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning. 
 
The Sheriff’s Office along with Watauga County Emergency Management and Boone Fire conducted a search throughout the night of the immediate area around Green Briar; extending to Bamboo Road and Highway 421. 
 
A silver alert was issued Friday night for Adams.  
 
ASU Police and ASU Emergency Management assisted in the search by utilizing their drone with enhanced optical capabilities.  
 
At approximately 7 a.m. Saturday, March 9th, a 911 call was received in the area of Blue Bird lane for a man down.  
 
Upon arrival of Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, a deceased male was located in the area of Bradford Trailer Park.  
 
The deceased male was identified as John Adams.  
 
Circumstances surrounding the death are still under investigation.