AUSTIN, Texas — A man has been arrested for allegedly killing a man after his body was found burned at a homeless camp.

Police said they found Harold Maurice Parham, 66, near the 6700 block of South Interstate Highway 35 on Aug. 26.

Police ruled Parham's death as a homicide due to sharp and blunt force trauma on his body, according to an arrest affidavit.

After speaking with people in the area, Austin police said they had reason to believe 34-year-old Richard Edwin Wroblewski was responsible for Parham's murder.

According to police, people in the area connected Wroblewski as the man responsible for setting fire to another nearby homeless camp earlier in the day when he was agitated and searching for a woman who had allegedly taken his bike.


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Wroblewski was discovered by police sleeping beneath an overpass in the 1800 block of East Stassney Lane the day after Parham was found dead. Wroblewski was arrested for an unrelated outstanding parole violation warrant, according to officers.

Police said when Wroblewski was asked about Parham's death, he invoked his right to counsel.

Officers said they found blood on Wroblewski's clothes and sent them off for DNA testing. The DNA test later came back positive for Parham's blood.

Wroblewski has been charged with murder and he is currently being held in Travis County on a $100,000 bond.