Victim identified in East Austin murder

AUSTIN - Police are investigating what they have called a "suspicious death" after a school bus driver found a body in East Austin Wednesday morning.

A school bus driver reported seeing a body on the roadway in the 1400 block of Meander Drive at  7:26 a.m. Wednesday, according to APD.

On Thursday APD identified the victim as 24-year-old Tyler Benjamin Athey. 

The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Athey's death was a homicide. APD said he suffered obvious trauma.

This is the 32nd murder in Austin this year.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Austin Police Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3358.

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