Man found dead on dirt road in East Austin identified

Man found dead on dirt road in East Austin identified

Man found dead on dirt road in East Austin identified

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on January 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 5:52 PM

AUSTIN -- Austin police are investigating a man's death they say is the city's third homicide of the year.

Police say 36-year-old Robert Morales Jr. was found just before 7 a.m. Sunday Jan. 19 on a dirt road in the 8500 block of Old Manor Rd.
 
Officers arrived and discovered Morales lying on the ground with apparent trauma to his body.  

The incident has been ruled a homicide by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The investigation into this case continues. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the homicide tip line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES.

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