Boone Police on Friday, June 24th issued the following statement related to the search for 19 year old Martin Roberts, the Caldwell Community College student who has been missing for more than two months.
On April 21, 2016, the Boone Police Department began an investigation in search of James “Martin” Roberts. Martin, a college student, was last seen in Boone, near the Appalachian State University Campus. A letter was found in his room indicating that he was leaving everyone behind, but made no specific mention of harming himself. The police and the family said that they know from the content of the letter that Martin was experiencing some challenges in life and may have wanted to escape from his circumstances.
“Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford said that since the investigation started, the Boone Police Department has poured all available resources into finding Martin. “We have looked for signs of life such as financial transactions, social media use, and an extensive list of other investigative steps. We have also focused attention on the fact that he could be deceased. We have searched area lakes and many acres of wooded areas around where Martin lived and in areas that he was known to have visited by Martin. After two months we still do not have any positive indicators as to his whereabouts.