Deceased: Juan Angel Zapata, Hispanic male, DOB: February 18, 1981
On Sunday, March 17, 2019, around 6:35 p.m., Austin 9-1-1 received a call regarding a body found in a park located near Onion Creek and Springville Lane. Austin Police, Fire and EMS arrived on scene and located the body of 38-year-old Juan Zapata, who had obvious trauma and appeared to be deceased.
Juan Angel Zapata was pronounced deceased at 6:54 p.m.
On Monday, March 18, the Travis County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined the manner of death to be homicide. Based on the information developed, this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public. There is an ongoing investigation at this time.
Homicide detectives urge anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may remain anonymous.You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
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