Austin police suspect homeless man fell to his death on 183 ramp

Body found on Research Blvd. and Great Hills Trail

AUSTIN(KXAN)– Austin police are investigating a death, after finding a body on the Research Boulevard service road in Northwest Austin early Wednesday morning.

Police got a call about a man lying face down in the southbound on-ramp, just south of Great Hills Trail, at 2:45 a.m. He was pronounced dead just ten minutes later.

APD homicide detectives are trying to determine who the man is and how he died.  They found what appears to be a homeless camp tucked under the bridge spanning the on-ramp, leading them to believe the man was sleeping there and fell to his death.

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