Police: Arrest made in 360 Condos death

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by JESSICA HOLLOWAY / KVUE News and KVUE.com

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Posted on July 17, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 10:16 PM

AUSTIN -- Austin police say they have made an arrest in the 360 Condo homicide investigation.

Police tell KVUE News Matthew Henry Bacon has been arrested in West Monroe, LA  under drug posession charges, he is also being questioned as a suspect in the Austin homicide investigation.

Police had released details and photos of a possible suspect last Wednesday.

"Please come forward. God will forgive you. We will forgive you. Just do the right thing. Help us have closure," said Melissa Villarreal Zavala, the victim's aunt.

The victim, David Villarreal, 36, was found in the 360 Condos on Nueces Street near 3rd Street with signs of trauma to his body. Someone had called 911 just before 10 p.m. Monday asking emergency crews to check on him. A friend of the victim said he had not seen his friend in a few days.

"It was not like him to not respond right away," said Michael Hamilton, Villarreal's friend.

Police say surveillance video shows the suspect leaving Oil Can Harry's with Villarreal Saturday night. The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s to early 30s. He has a slender to medium body build and is believed to be between 5'7" and 5'10" in height. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue plaid shorts.

Pictures of the suspect and the red vehicle he was seen driving are attached to this story.

Until a final ruling by the Travis County Medical Examiner, police have classified Villarreal's death as "suspicious."

Police say Villarreal lived alone. He worked for AT&T.

Bacon is currently being held in the West Monroe, LA jail with a $500,000 bond.

If you have information, you are asked to call APD at (512) 477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS. 

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