11:45 a.m. Monday update: Austin police are no longer considering the death of a person who was found near the Interstate 35 bridge over Williamson Creek in South Austin to be suspicious.
Sunday: A person found dead Sunday afternoon near the Interstate 35 bridge over Williamson Creek in South Austin appeared to have signs of trauma and Austin police are investigating the case as a suspicious death, officials said.
Senior police officer Marcos Johnson said police received a 911 call at 12:06 p.m. reporting an unresponsive person at the 5500 block of south I-35 northbound service road, under the bridge and close to the creek.
Medics found the man and pronounced him dead at the scene, Austin-Travis County EMS said.
“There does appear to be trauma to the body. It does not appear to be flood or water related,” Johnson said.
Austin police homicide investigators were called into
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against an Austin Police officer claiming the officer used excessive force while breaking up a bar fight in 2017, according to documents filed in court.
An Austin man, Elec Hill, who was born in 1998, named Austin Police officer Jaylon Ward and the City of Austin as defendants in the suit.
Hill claims it all began just before 2 a.m. on May 7, 2017. Ward was patrolling Sixth Street when he was called to a fight at a bar at 302 East Sixth Street, which is listed as the address for Terminal 6.
HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department and Hays County Sheriff’s Office are asking women to come forward after they say they’ve learned a former deacon with the Hays Hills Baptist Church has been accused of sexually abusing multiple young girls under the age of 12 from 2002 through 2007.
Recently, a counselor alerted Hays County detectives that a woman said she’d been sexually abused by now 85-year-old Charles Sweet when she was a child. Sweet had also been named as a suspect in a suspended 2012 child abuse investigation by APD. That case was then reopened as a joint investigation between the two agencies.
In 2012, Austin police were alerted by a girl’s parents she’d told them Sweet had sexually assaulted her multiple times at his residence several years before. She said Sweet inappropriately touched her under her clothes. In a police interview, Sweet acknowledged touching the victim. The case was suspended after the victim’s parents
MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Macon-Bibb County fire arson units are investigating a suspicious death in south Macon after a body was found inside a house that had previously burned.
RELATED: Deputies investigating ‘suspicious death’ in south Macon
The sheriff’s office received a call just before 3 p.m. Monday for a burned body inside a house on Flamingo Drive. Deputies found a man with burns deceased inside a bathtub.
Neighbors in the area have plenty of questions, since the house caught fire more than a month ago on March 16.
“Who checked the house? Who didn’t do their job? How can you miss a whole body, I mean, in a tub?” said Valita Taylor, who lives next door.
The home is owned by a man named Roy Thomas and was being used as a boarding house where several River Edge Behavioral Health individuals were staying. River Edge said the house
The man accused of killing a Rockdale County woman was arrested in Lowndes County, authorities said.
Alfred Jermain Arnold, born in 1980, faces charges of malice murder, first-degree arson, aggravated assault and theft by taking in connection with the death of 58-year-old Loretta Goolsby, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Yolande Moore said.
Goolsby’s body was found inside a home in the 1400 block of Lester Road by deputies responding to a missing person call last Friday, AJC.com previously reported. Her death was ruled as a homicide by the GBI after the sheriff’s office said her death “appears suspicious.”
The sheriff’s office hasn’t provided how the body was found or the manner of death. It’s also unclear how Arnold was identified as a suspect or what led to