APD investigating suspicious death at homeless camp


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police are investigating after finding a man’s body at a homeless camp near Todd Lane and East St. Elmo Road in southeast Austin. APD is calling the death suspicious.

According to APD, a caller told 911 at 12:30 a.m. Thursday that someone had been shot in the area. Police found the body after searching the camp site. Police are waiting to hear from the medical examiner about the official cause of death.

They say the man’s body was alone when they found it. Police could not confirm if the man was shot.

APD says the homeless camp is so new that officers who patrol the area didn’t know it existed until Thursday.

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