FBI Asking For Witnesses To Parkway Homicide

The FBI and National Park Service are asking for anyone who may have seen three men on the Blue Ridge Parkway in October to contact them. On Saturday, October 9, 2021, parkway personnel received a report from a park visitor of a body near a parkway overlook. Law enforcement rangers responded to the scene and located a deceased male below Yadkin Valley Overlook at Milepost 289.8 near Blowing Rock. Investigators identified the victim as Josue Calderon, age 33, of Rhode Island. Calderon’s family told authorities that they didn’t know how he ended up in Watauga County, which is more than 800 miles from his home in Rhode Island. Authorities have determined Calderon traveled with two other men in a 2018 silver Chevy Equinox with Florida license plate KBY E67 from Rhode Island to North Carolina. To develop a more detailed timeline of the crime, the FBI and the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch are asking the public to contact them if they saw the men or the Chevy SUV on October 6, 2021, or October 7, 2021, traveling between Raleigh and Blowing Rock. If you have any information call FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100 or the National Park Service tip line at 1-888-653-0009.