Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 9:06 p.m.
Location: 4800 block of Turnstone Dr
Deceased: Yong Dennerly, Asian female, 5/1/1944
Arrested: Kenneth Owens Jr, Black male, 27-years-old
On Friday, July 22, 2022, at approximately 9:06 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to the call of a verbal disturbance in the 4800 block of Turnstone Dr.
The complainant advised there was a verbal disturbance between her mother, Yong Dennerly, and her son, Kenneth Owens Jr. The family member called back a second time at 9:51 p.m. to update that she thought Owens had done something to Dennerly. Officers arrived and forced entry into the home and found Dennerly on the floor, unresponsive with apparent trauma. Dennerly was pronounced deceased at 10:47 p.m. by Dr. Escott.
The investigation revealed Owens attacked his grandmother Dennerly, killing her, then fled the scene. The Travis County Medical Examiner's office conducted an autopsy which found the cause of death to be blunt force trauma. The manner of death is a homicide.
On July 23, 2022, Tactical Intel Unit-Lone Star Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Kenneth Owens Jr in southeast Austin for the murder of Yong Dennerly.
Anyone with information or video of the incident should call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS; the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at email@example.com. You may remain anonymous.
This case is being investigated as Austin's 42nd homicide of 2022.