ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina)- Asheville Police say second body pulled from Swannanoa River on Monday, Oct. 18 died of gunshot wound to the head.

According to a release, officers say that the body was pulled from the river by firefighters after the police department received a call that reported a body floating in the river near Azalea Street. 

The victim was identified as 40-year-old Benjamin Lee Hoffman of Tennessee. According to his death certificate released on Nov. 12, Hoffman died of a gunshot to the head.

The person of interest's name has not been released due to the active investigation, according to police. 

Police are continuing to investigate at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Asheville police at 828-252-1110 or text TIP2APD to 847411. 

Stay tuned as we work to learn more. 

Officers said the investigation is ongoing

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