Number of homicides in 2013 goes up to 25

Austin police

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Travis County Medical Examiner ruled the death of a man who died in April a homicide, raising the number of homicides in the city of Austin for 2013 to 25.

Edward Rodriguez, 66, died on April 21, 2013. He is described as a Hispanic male but no other details about his appearance or cause of death have been released. He was previously shot during a disturbance at a laundromat in 1976, and at that time the suspect was interviewed but charges were declined by the Travis County District Attorney’s office. The suspect has since died in 1995.

The Austin Police Department said no further action will be taken on this case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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