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Originally published: 2014-02-20 15:35:26
Last modified: 2014-02-20 15:52:31

Police investigating Holiday Inn death

by Staff Reports

On Tuesday at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Boone Police Department responded to the Holiday Inn Express on Blowing Rock Road in Boone to investigate a death in room No. 528. 


Upon arrival, officers discovered Wayne Robert Illar, 58, of Charlotte deceased inside his room. Investigators were called to the scene and began investigating the incident.  Investigators do not suspect any foul play in this incident, the police department said.


The North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy on the victim, and all preliminary reports indicate the death was from natural causes, police said. Responders checked and did not detect elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the room, said Sgt. Shane Robbins, Boone Police public information officer.