The Austin Police Department Homicide Unit is tasked with the investigation of all homicides, accidental deaths (non-traffic related), suicides, and deaths of a suspicious or undetermined nature inside the jurisdiction of the City of Austin.  

APD Homicide personnel are selfless in their sacrifice and commitment to bringing closure to the victims of these tragic crimes. They work tirelessly to bring the facts of the cases to light and partner with the District Attorney’s Office to prosecute these violent offenders successfully. 

The Detectives assigned to the unit are on an on-call team rotation to respond 24 hours a day, should the need arise. They work closely with crime scene specialists and Travis County Medical Examiner investigators on almost every incident.  The detectives also work closely with outside agencies such as the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, comprised of U.S. Marshals and Austin police officers. All detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit are selected based on their work ethic, investigative experience and skill, police experience, and an expressed desire to investigate homicide cases.

If You Have Information About a Case

Call Crime Stoppers at 512-472 -TIPS (512-472-8477) or the APD Homicide Unit Tip Line 512-974-TIPS (512-974-8477) if you have information about a case. 

APD Homicide - Cold Case Unit

The Austin Police Homicide Cold Case/Missing Persons Unit is tasked with following all leads and evidence in unsolved cold case investigations. There is NO statute of limitations on murder. Therefore, homicide investigators know that justice is owed not only to the deceased victim but also to the family and friends left behind. Learn more about the Cold Case/Missing Persons Unit and open cases.

Wanted APD Homicide Offenders

Open Cases 1980-2020

View open cases between 2011 - 2020

View open cases between 2001 - 2010

— Open cases between 1991 - 2000

Open cases between 1980 - 1990

Homicide Reports by Year (PDFs):

2017-2020
Homicide Trends 1981-2022

Criminal Homicide Trends 1981 – September 30, 2022