APD investigating homicide, seeking public’s help

From the Asheville Police Department:

Asheville – On Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at approximately 8:19 PM, the Asheville Police Department responded to a report of a person down at a bus stop in Pisgah View Apartments. When officers arrived they found the victim, 31 year old, Patrick Frances Saunders, of Asheville, unconscious lying on the sidewalk. It appeared as if the victim received a blow to the head. Mr. Saunders was transported to Mission Hospital where he later died on January 6th, 2014.

The Asheville Police Department is asking for anyone with information about this incident to contact the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Crime Stoppers 828-255-5050.


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