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By Beth Walton
Asheville Citizen-Times 

Asheville homeless being trained to help the sick


April 28, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jane Doe 246, as she is called in a police report, was found Oct. 23 just after 4 p.m. She was still in her sleeping bag near the banks of the French Broad River.

Temperatures had dropped that Sunday morning to as low as 35 degrees. A walker discovered her body in the River Arts District just across the waterway from New Belgium's brewery.

The night before dozens reveled at the newly opened craft beer hot spot while a homeless encampment nearby escaped sight.

It would take police five days to confirm the identity of Janett Marie Jones. A corner determined the 53-yea...

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