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Austin police asking for public's help with cold case murder investigation

Austin police are asking for the public's help solving the six-year-old cold case murder of Joe “Mikey” Montemayor.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police are asking for the public's assistance solving a six-year-old cold case murder investigation.

The Austin Police Department said Joe “Mikey” Montemayor, who was 19 years old at the time of his death, was murdered in the 1100 block of E. Oltorf Street on Sept. 22, 2014. 

According to APD, officers responded to a 911 call at an apartment complex that day at approximately 9:57 p.m. where the caller reported a man had fallen down on the sidewalk and was gasping for air and bleeding badly. Officers immediately began to perform life-saving measures on Montemayor, but were ultimately unsuccessful and Montemayor was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Montemayor was wearing plaid shorts and white “Jordan-style” sneakers at the time of his murder.

Credit: Austin Police Department
Courtesy: Austin Police Department

Montemayor's death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, APD said. 

Montemayor did not reside at the complex where he was murdered and was there with friends who were visiting someone, according to police.  

Anyone with information is asked to reach out. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477. Crime Stoppers said it may offer a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information may also contact the APD's cold case-homicide unit at apdcoldcasemissingpersons@austintexas.gov.