Deceased: Diamond D. Bridgeman, Black female, born 1-24-90
Arrested: Juanya O. Touchstone, White male, 21 years of age
On Saturday, December 21, 2019, at approximately 8:55 p.m. Austin 911 received a call of a disturbance at a residence located in the 7500 block of Rio Pass. Austin Police arrived on scene and located a witness outside of the residence who had been assaulted. The witness pointed out Juanya Touchstone who was observed by police walking away from the residence. He was detained by officers. The witness also advised that Touchstone’s wife was inside the residence and was not moving. Officers entered and found Diamond Bridgeman with obvious blunt trauma. She was unconscious and not breathing. Officers performed CPR until Austin Fire and Austin-Travis County EMS arrived and took over resuscitation efforts. Bridgeman was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where she succumbed to her injuries. She was pronounced deceased at 10:22 p.m.
Homicide detectives were called and began the investigation. Based on preliminary findings, the incident appears to be the result of domestic violence.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will be conducting an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at email@example.com. You may remain anonymous.You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.
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