BOONE — On Thursday, Aug. 29, at around 11:30 a.m., Boone Police and Watauga Medics responded to the construction site located at 1110 Meadowview Drive after receiving a 911 call for a man found deceased inside the structure.

Police said the deceased was a 19-year-old man from Asheville, and that the medical examiner has determined that the cause of death was self-inflicted. Boone Police Department detectives are investigating the incident.

A 92-room hotel is being constructed at the site, and the man was employed by one of the project subcontractors, according to Boone Police.

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