AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death at Decker and Daffan Lanes, just outside of Austin, after a body was found there Monday.
According to TCSO, workers who were on the side of the roadway discovered the body in a ditch. TCSO says that when the medical examiner moved the body, it was determined that it was “not obvious” how the body got there or what the manner of death was.
TCSO says the deceased is a Hispanic man in his 20s.
“Right now, the condition of the body shows us that the person did not die of natural causes,” Kristen Dark, of TCSO, said in Monday afternoon briefing.
Dark says that because so little is immediately obvious about the manner of death, the case is being worked as a homicide until it’s proven not to be one.
Dark says the body was not in the ditch when workers were last there on Friday.
The sheriff’s office does not believe there’s any threat to the public.
If you have any information, call Travis County Sheriff’s Office.