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APD officially investigating 'suspicious death' as a homicide

The Asheville Police Department are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found behind the Sunoco gas station on Patton Avenue early Thursday morning. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

In a press release, the Asheville Police Department says they received a call that an individual had died at 1563 Patton Avenue, behind the Sunoco gas station, from an apparent result just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Upon arrival, the subject was identified as 46 year old, Joshua Christopher Stebbins, of Asheville.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances of his death which is believed to be a homicide.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or CrimeStoppers at 828-255-5050.

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