San Marcos police identify homicide victim found Saturday near Veterans Park


(Image from San Marcos Police Department)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — San Marcos police identified a homicide victim who was found dead Saturday near Veterans Park.

Police arrived at the park at 320 Mariposa Street at about 10:42 a.m. Saturday after someone reported seeing a dead body in a drainage creek.

Officials found the body of 57-year-old Charles William Lauria II with stab wounds in his torso. About 30 feet up the embankment, police found Lauria’s campsite.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call San Marcos Detective Michael Casillas at (512) 754-2202.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story misspelled the victim’s last name, based on information provided by police. It has since been updated.

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