2011-3260448 - Murder
Victim: David Max Tucker, white male, 54 years of age.
Reported date of death: November 22, 2011
Location: 110 E. Riverside Dr., Austin, Texas
Circumstances: On November 22, 2011 at approximately 7:52 a.m., Austin Police officers responded to a check welfare call at 110 E. Riverside Dr. A White male subject was found unresponsive behind the La Bare nightclub. The victim suffered blunt force trauma and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled this death a homicide.
Description of area: In 2011, the area of E. Riverside and S. Congress Ave. consisted of several businesses at this intersection such as the La Bare nightclub, Wells Fargo bank, a liquor store and TXDOT. The area was and is known for heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Victimology: David Max Tucker was a transient who lived and frequented this area. He was 54 years old at the time of death and known to have abused alcohol. He was previously married and had an adult daughter. He was known to have his camp behind the Homestead Hotel located at S. 1St St. and Barton Springs Rd. David Max Tucker had been using crutches because he had suffered two broken hips prior to his death.
Crime Scene: David Max Tucker was found deceased on the west side of the Labare nightclub, located at 110 E. Riverside Dr.
Investigation: Austin Police Homicide detectives canvassed and interviewed several people, including homeless people who knew David Max Tucker. The victim was known to have stayed at the Howard Johnson Hotel, 2711 S. IH35, one week prior to his death but his campsite was behind the Homestead Hotel located at S.1st St and Barton Springs Rd.
The homeless population in Austin, Texas has always been large in scope and has increased as the years have passed. They are vulnerable to several conditions such as weather, health and mental issues, poverty and crime.
Austin ECHO is committed to ending homeless and the following is their current analysis:
Homicide investigators are asking anyone with information concerning this case to please contact the APD Homicide Cold Case Unit at (512) 974-5270 or Crimestoppers at (512) 472-8477. The Homicide Cold Case Unit can also be contacted by e-mail at APDColdCaseMissingPersons@austintexas.gov.