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Missing Fuquay-Varina man found in Smokies park

Posted April 21, 2011

— Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday found a young Wake County man who had been missing for five days.

Caleb McLoud Tutor, 20, of Fuquay-Varina, approached park visitors on Tuesday on Laurel Creek Road and asked for help, reported The Daily Times in Maryville.

Park spokesman Bob Miller said Tutor told the park visitors that he had escaped from kidnappers.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office confirmed that rangers had found Tutor, who had been missing since late April 14.

The sheriff's office is investigating.

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  • seaturtles246 Apr 22, 2011

    knockitoff - where did you go to school? Did they teach you grammar, or punctuation? I wasn't looking for a "point to score", but it looks like you are trying to run a dead horse into the ground now. It's over, it's done. He lied and I think a majority of Golo-ers in here thought the same thing.

  • knockitoff Apr 22, 2011

    and apparently GOLO is having in issue with an APOLOGY
    I said I don't have a problem manning up and saying I APOLOGIZE
    None of the circle of family or friends commenting on here ever thought that this young man could / would do anything like this I'm certain many are in shock! Shame on him for fabricating such a story that is now between him and GOD.
    My point before was...still watch your rude comments. YOU don't know is something is fact or fiction yourself when it comes to WRAL.

  • knockitoff Apr 22, 2011

    and NOT an ooppppss and NOT I did not know he fabricated any stories....All Im gonna say is I have a lot of connections in this town and it was under investigaton so if your trying to score a point...no ones keeping track so be one your merry way for seaturtling

  • seaturtles246 Apr 22, 2011

    knockitoff.... "On the other had I think you should apologize to this family and friends on here he was not in the mtns "fishing", nor is this story "fishy". It could have turned tragic and it didn't. You should just be more cautious about your comments. Hes a bright young man whom was probably terrifed to death of this ordeal, he is alive and can read your comments. Its under invetigation thats all I'm gonna say. So the details are going to be very limited." I guess you know now that he fabricated his story. I don't want to say I told you so...... ooooops!

  • Glass Half Full Apr 22, 2011

    Like I said yesterday, this one didn't smell right. Let's see if WRAL posts an updated story.

  • twc Apr 21, 2011

    knockitoff, I guess someone should apologize as you suggested.

    Fuquay-Varina Independent, good coverage!

  • bsgardner10 Apr 21, 2011

    fuquay varina independent reads:
    Wake County Sheriff officials found 20-year-old, missing person Caleb McLoud Tutor. Tutor, the son of a Fuquay-Varina police officer, was last seen on April 14, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. He was found in another state.

    The Wake County Sheriff's Office has determined that there was no kidnapping. Deputies have charged Caleb Tutor with filing a false report to polic

    Read more: Fuquay-Varina Independent - Missing Fuquay Varina man charged with making false report

  • cm1 Apr 21, 2011

    Those who knew he had been missing were certainly concerned as to why the media wasn't airing his disappearance. Honestly though with the storms, we all know this would have not gotten the attention it needed or deserved. We all thank the Lord that Caleb is now home and safe. WRAL didn't even post this story until two days after he had been found -- at least Garner and FV had it in the paper Tuesday as a missing person then updated it when they found them. Now WRAL wants to post this so ugly comments can be made about a wonderful family, unbelievable!

  • twc Apr 21, 2011

    audreyfleisher7, if wral lets them go through you KNOW they can't be rude!

  • concerned christian mom Apr 21, 2011

    I really wish that stories like this didn't allow comments-no matter what the outcome is Caleb is alive and safe, isn't that what's important--to those of you that don't know this family--ask yourself would you like the comments like this about one of your loved ones? How horrible for his family to read--AND amber and silver alerts have that criteria SO they will not be overused and lose their ability to serve as warnings (the crying wolf theory). Do some research and see how many people (teens and adults) go missing every day! Please leave Caleb alone!

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