Parents tell missing Boone teen to come home

- “If you see this, please come home or contact us. We love you”

These are words spoken by the parents of 19-year-old James Martin Roberts of Kernersville who has been missing since Thursday, April 21, around 12:30 p.m.

Boone police say Roberts was last seen near the intersection of Hardin Street and Rivers Street in Boone around the ASU Convocation Center wearing a black, short sleeve, Appalachian State windbreaker, khaki shorts, gray new balance shoes and a white golf visor hat.

An NC State Highway Patrol helicopter checked the area Saturday night, April 23, but was unable to locate Roberts. Officials also say there was a possible sighting of Roberts in the Trout Lake area of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Roberts currently resides in Boone and attends Caldwell Community College. He enjoys hiking, camping and spending time on the trails around the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The boy’s parents say his disappearance is totally out of character and are awaiting his safe return.

Those who have information regarding Robert’s favorite hangout spots, his whereabouts or the people he was with, are asked to contact Boone Police Department immediately at 828-268-6900 or High Country Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125. 



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