UPDATE: Name Released in Death Investigation
Buncombe County authorities say the victim, found yesterday at a motel along the Smokey Park Highway, is 41 year old William Pernas Baraqui of Miami Gardens, FL.
Deputies responded to the call just before 11AM at the Nakon Motel Wednesday morning in Candler. It was there they discovered the victim shot to death.
Buncombe County Sheriff van Duncan told News 13, the victim was found by a female friend.
No other information has been released at this point. The investigation is ongoing.
Motel Homicide Investigation