Press release from APD:
UPDATE: Man Identified, Officers Attempting to Notify Next of Kin.
Asheville Police Department investigators are asking the public’s help in identifying a man found deceased yesterday.
On Feb. 24 at 2:40 p.m., police responded to a call for service related to a death in the stairwell of an apartment building on S French Broad Ave. Detectives and Forensic Technicians worked with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine that the death was likely due to a Fentanyl overdose, though lab results are pending. They are still working to ascertain the identity of the decedent.
The deceased is described as a white male, 25-35 years of age. He has a tattoo of a crown on his right wrist and a tattoo of a dagger piercing a heart on his left forearm.
If you have any information as to this person’s identity, please contact APD at (828) 252-1110. Or you send an anonymous tip using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store) or by texting TIP2APD to 847411.