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Boone PD searching for missing student

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A Caldwell Community College student has been reported missing in Boone.

19-year-old James Martin Roberts has not been seen since Thursday afternoon according to a press release from Boone police.

Roberts, a white male 5 feet 10 inches tall and approximately 145 lbs., was last seen around Holmes Convocation Center wearing a short-sleeve Appalachian State windbreaker, khaki shorts, gray New Balance shoes and a white golf visor.

Update:

As of Sunday Boone police are still attempting to locate Roberts.

According to a press release from the Boone Police Department, there was a possible sighting of Roberts around the Trout Lake area.

The press release also includes an appeal from Roberts’ family that anyone with information contact the police immediately and a quote from his parents which reads:

“If you see this, please come home or contact us. We love you.” – Mom and Dad.

Anyone with information about Roberts’ location can call the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900, or High Country Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 or 828-737-0125.

Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Roberts is an Appalachian State Student.

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