Asheville Police Department Officers responded to the Rodeway Inn and Suites for a welfare check when they found a small child lying dead on the floor inside a room. Investigators said the child appeared extremely malnourished.
The Police did not disclose the age of the child, he said the child’s mother, 29-year-Chantarica Nasha Matthews, and the child’s grandmother, 50-year-old Inga Torrence Matthews, were inside the room with the child when officers arrived.
Both the mother and grandmother are facing first-degree murder charges, Felony child abuse, and Concealment of death after a young child was found dead inside a hotel room Monday afternoon. They were both booked into the Buncombe County Detention Center and are being held without bond. Please stay tuned with us on this page for more updates.