Man charged in Travis County suspicious death case last year pleads guilty


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TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A man charged in connection with a suspicious death at a transient camp in north Austin last year plead guilty earlier this month.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said in May 2020, deputies responded to an abandoned home identified as a transient camp off East Parmer Lane near Dessau Road. They found the body of Mitchell Leonard Sullins, 58, which was wrapped in carpet.

Isaiah Perez (Photo: Travis County Sheriff's Office)
Isaiah Perez (Photo: Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

Isaiah Perez, 24, plead guilty on April 2 to tampering or fabricating physical evidence with the intent to impair a human corpse, a second-degree felony, in relation to the incident, according to court documents. He was placed on community supervision for five years.

KXAN has reached out to Perez’s attorney about the case and will update this story if we hear back.

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