A 19 year-old native of Charlotte was found dead in a creek in Boone on Saturday morning. The man was identified as Tyler Bladlock, a sophomore at Appalachian State University. Bladlock was studying sustainable development.
A passer-by reported Bladlock's body lying in Kraut Creek. The creek is in Durhan park, which sits near the junction of U.S. 321 and Rivers Street. Investigators have not released whether or not there was evidence of foul play or how Bladlock died.
The investigation continues in the death of Tyler Bladlock. If you have any information about his death, call ASU police at (828) 262-2150.