Police investigating suspicious death in south Austin

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January 23, 2020 - 7:57 am

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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Austin Police are investigating a suspicious death in South Austin after a man's body was found early Thursday morning.

Officials say a 9-1-1 call came in around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning saying that someone had been shot; after a search, police found the body in a homeless camp near Todd Lane and East St. Elmo Road.

Police could not confirm if the man was shot and are waiting for the medical examiner's office to perform an autopsy; Austin-Travis County EMS says the man died from a gun shot wound.

Officials say the homeless camp appears to be so new that officers who regularly patrol the area didn't know it was there.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call APD's Homicide tip line at (512) 477-3588.

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