Body found in field decomposing between Manor and Elgin

Travis County

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A body was found in a field between Manor and Elgin on Friday, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

The body was located on 14000 Farm to Market Road 1100, which is north of U.S. Highway 290 near Kimbro, Texas.

ATC EMS said it pronounced the person deceased at 10:05 a.m. It did not say if the person was a man or a woman, but did say the person was “obviously deceased,” when they arrived.

Ryan Phipps, Manor Police Chief, said field workers found human remains, and that they were partially decomposing. Phipps said crime lab personnel is on scene.

Round Rock police are interested in the case, too. They said they responded to the scene to see if the remains are connected with a missing persons case involving Christopher Branham. The 26-year-old Branham was last seen June 24 in Round Rock.

ATC EMS says the Travis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

“Expect law enforcement presence in the area for investigation,” ATC EMS said. “EMS is no longer on scene.”

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