Man found in drainage ditch is city’s latest homicide victim

Bart Hollis

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The death of a man found Monday in a North Austin drainage ditch has been ruled a homicide.

Bart A. Hollis’s body was found along West Parmer Lane near MoPac about 2 p.m. Detectives said the 53-year-old man suffered obvious trauma to his body.

An autopsy performed Tuesday by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death as a homicide.

Police plan to talk more about the man’s death on Thursday.

Anyone with information about the ongoing investigation is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text “Tip 103” + your message to CRIMES.

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