Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dead Man found at Lady Bird Lake

Body found near 200 W. Cesar Chavez Near hike-and-bike trail off Lady Bird Lake Police are investigating suspicious death Tuesday morning near the 200 block of West Cesar Chavez Street. A homeless man was found dead inside a sleeping bag not far from the hike-and-bike Trail along Lady Bird Lake between Congress Avenue and Lavaca Street. Police stated there was obvious trauma to his body. A person biking discovered the body around 8:10 a.m. The trail is closed between Congress Avenue and the First Street Bridge. Pedestrians are being redirected to Cesar Chavez Street before entering the trail again. Police said they would have the area cordoned off for several hours. One lane of eastbound traffic on Cesar Chavez Street is also closed near the crime scene.

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