AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are investigating after a body was found Monday in a grassy area near an apartment complex just north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 183 and Interstate 35. APD tells KXAN the call came in around 1:49 a.m. of a body found near the Avesta Solano apartments at 8800 North Interstate 35. A homeless person spotted the body and called police.
EMS crews tried to revive the person, who investigators say appears to be a black woman in her 20s, but they were not successful. She was pronounced dead at 2:01 a.m. The cause of death appears to be suspicious, and police are asking the public for help in identifying the woman or if they know anything about the case.
Authorities said they would not be releasing any further information Monday, and are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.