‘Suspicious death’ investigation underway at NC Longhorn

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Asheville Police say they are investigating a suspicious death in the parking lot of Longhorn Steakhouse.

Police say they received a report of an unresponsive man at the restaurant along Tunnel Road on Friday around 10 p.m.


James Lee Smith, 38, of McDaris Cove Road in Weaverville was found dead.

Police say they are working with the Office of the Medical Examiner and investigating the incident as a suspicious death.

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