ASHEVILLE, NC. (THECOUNT) — James Landreth of Southern Pines, N.C. and Jacob Galloway of Troy, N.C., have been identified as the men found dead inside a room at the Best Western in Asheville, NC, last Sunday.

The bodies of 39-year-old Landreth and 28-year-old Galloway were found Sunday inside the hotel located at, 501 Tunnel Rd, in Asheville, NC.


A manner or cause of death was not provided by officials.

Investigators are awaiting preliminary autopsy results and toxicology reports to determine how the men died, reports WLOS.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Galloway:


Geo quick facts: Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for a vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence. The vast 19th-century Biltmore estate displays artwork by masters like Renoir. The Downtown Art District is filled with galleries and museums, and in the nearby River Arts District, former factory buildings house artists’ studios – wikipedia.