Woman’s death in North Austin investigated as a homicide

Police investigate a suspicious death in North Austin. (Paul Shelton/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are now investigating a woman’s death in North Austin as a homicide.

Authorities responded to a home near the 13000 block of Meehan Drive at Staton Drive about 9 a.m. for a check welfare call and found a woman dead in the home.

There were two kids in the home, but police said they do not believe the children witnessed anything.

Police did not provide any further detail about the woman or why the death is being investigated as a homicide.

“This is really unusual,” said neighbor Sheri Montano. “Something really serious must have happened, because this is definitely not normal for this neighborhood.”

Neighbors told KXAN a woman and her two young daughters live in the home, and the woman’s mother was often there, too.

“The ladies and daughters always seemed to be going places and happy,” said neighbor Mark Michon.

Neighbors also told KXAN a man was in handcuffs outside the home Thursday, but was later released.

Austin Police says no one has been taken into custody. At the same time, they say neighbors shouldn’t feel unsafe, adding that there is no further threat and the act wasn’t random.


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